Town Talk Features

In the Know: 1.20.21

circle of concern | The new Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Chesterfield raised more than $8,200 to support the food pantry.
Pictured at top: Circle of Concern senior director of resource development Juliet Holden, Ruth’s Chris general manager Mark Bullock

mathews-dickey boys and girls club
The nonprofit, which recently merged with Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis, celebrated its 60th anniversary with a virtual gala. The event raised $370,000.
Pictured: Martin Mathews and Tom Sullivan at last year’s gala

independence center
Thanks to a $94,009 grant from the St. Louis County CARES COVID-19 Humanitarian Response Fund, the nonprofit distributed more than 150 smartphones, tablets, Chromebooks and hot spots to adults struggling with mental illness so they have access to telehealth appointments and other critical services.
Pictured: Independence Center member Diane Cleaves

Photo: Suzy Gorman

university city children’s center
DJ Reggie and the Hip Hop Mamas brought some holiday cheer to the intersection of Clayton and Lindbergh. The crosswalk performance raised funds for the early childhood center.