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Area military veterans and their families received 325 freshly cut Christmas trees during the Kaufman Fund’s Trees for Vets program. The initiative began in 2014, and the organization has raised $1.2 million for local veterans and their loved ones since 1990.
The charity teamed up with Boy Scouts of America’s Greater St. Louis Area Council to collect about 2 million food items during an annual Scouting for Food event. Volunteers are shown at the Ladue Firehouse off Clayton Road.
Award-winning singer and songwriter Francesca Battistelli performed during the nonprofit’s annual Merry Mercy Christmas Benefit. Mercy Multiplied founder and president Nancy Alcorn (left) is shown with Battistelli.
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Valley Insurance Agency Alliance collected more than 200 toys to benefit children in need. The organization includes more than 100 independent insurance agencies in Missouri and Illinois.