United by the bond of service to their country, BJC Veterans Connection group volunteers spent a recent Saturday morning giving back to others and proving that their commitment to service didn’t end with their service in uniform.
The MBSH Ambassadors have scheduled regular meetings to help fill backpacks with food for children in food-insecure homes. Teachers and counselors from the Sullivan elementary and primary schools refer students to the program. Food-filled backpacks are sent home on Fridays to get the children and their families through the weekend, when school lunches aren’t available.
Funding made possible by the CH Foundation has enabled the Hazelwood and Riverview Gardens school districts to each open an innovative school-based health center (SBHC). Ribbon-cutting ceremonies took place Oct. 29 at Hazelwood East High School and Riverview Gardens High School.
Four-year-old Gwendolyn Kramer was born with a rare progressive neurological condition. But that doesn’t stop Gwen and her parents, Erin and Mark Kramer, from making the most of every minute they have together.
Although the “dirtiest job” in parenthood may be the diaper change, many take for granted the ability to grab a fresh diaper for every change.
A recent BJC event gave new meaning to the concept of “building together.” More than 200 people took part in the first-ever “Meet the CBW Networking and Tradeshow Event: Building Together,” held Aug. 21 in the Atrium at Christian Hospital.
Students at the Gateway Schools complex and residents of Carr Square neighborhood now have a safe place to walk, thanks to a “labor of love” that took nearly four years to complete.
While the National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) held its 46th annual conference in St. Louis, July 31-Aug. 5, Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College sponsored the NBNA Summer Youth Enrichment Institute.
If you have the time, BJC Hospice has the volunteer opportunity. Adult and teen volunteers are always needed to help with everything from visiting patients to providing office support to making blankets. No special skills are required, and volunteers receive training and guidance every step of the way.
Swimming, dancing and remembering their loved ones — these were some of the activities campers participated in at the 20th annual Stepping Stones Camp, offered at no cost to campers by BJC Hospice. The three-day-long bereavement camp is offered to children ages 6-12 who have experienced the death of a loved one. Professional staff and volunteers lead the camp, which offers a safe place to explore grief — balanced by plenty of fun.