Miracles Do Happen

 Article Julie Brown Patton | Photography See photo notes  Healthcare specialists at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine understand the journey toward fertility can be an emotional one for many couples. It's certainly a different kind of hardship when desired pregnancies don't happen as planned.  From the MCRM facility in Chesterfield led by medical director Dr. Peter Ahlering, state-of-the-art fertility care and…

Finding the Beautiful in Others

 Article Julie Brown Patton | Photography Emily Rose Studios  The mother-daughter team of Kathy Kucik and Allyson Kucik-Martin, who own Bella Gente Salon at 212 THF Boulevard in Chesterfield Commons Plaza, obviously focus on hair within their salon. But they also often concentrate on tresses during charitable events and for community causes.  

Artist Furnishes Recyclable Items with New Lives

Some people gaze at outgrown or tattered sports equipment, wishing there was something productive to do with it. St. Louis artist Lindsay Wanner took action when she pondered the same concept.

Giving Back Through Dogs

Beth Freeman is passionate about paying it forward. Her Saint Bernard therapy dog, Sasha, agrees and lives by that mantra as well. This devoted duo visits people of all ages in hospitals, long-term care facilities and at special events—people who need unconditional acceptance, hairy hugs and a few slobbers along the way.

Glenn Borgard 
Gives Back to the Community

“I can’t say no” is Glenn Borgard’s simple explanation of why he’s so busy volunteering in Chesterfield. “I got involved in boy scouting as a kid, and it has three aims – the outdoors, physical fitness and citizenship,” said Borgard, who turned 84 on Dec. 17.

Goodwill Gives Back

Three MERS/Missouri Goodwill Industries, Inc. retail stores that serve the Chesterfield area let savvy shoppers find dynamite deals for low prices while aiding the non-profit agency that offers job training and employment services.

Eye Care Charity of Mid-America

The Eye Care Charity of Mid-America is focusing on its mission of enhancing the quality of life, especially for children in need, by providing vision improvement through eye care services and eye health education. Headquartered at 732 Goddard Avenue in Chesterfield, the non-profit vision care organization was founded in 2004, said Kate McKearn, director of resource development.

Eyes on Chesterfield Lions’ Club

Chesterfield Lions Club members work hard to carry out their mission "to create and foster a spirit of understanding among all people for humanitarian needs by providing voluntary services through community involvement and international cooperation.”

Chasing Normal

I could pack this article with statistics: approximately 23 million people live with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa. Nearly 16 million children under the age of 18 have been orphaned by AIDS in Africa alone. Each day, 6,000 people in Africa die from AIDS. There are more. Countless statistics that signify how little medical care there is for babies born—or even…

Wings of Hope

Volunteers are the heart and hands of the Nobel Peace Prize-nominated Wings of Hope nonprofit charitable organization based at the Spirit of St. Louis Airport complex in Chesterfield, according to Anne Volland. Volland is director of administration and field director for Wings’ medical relief and air transport program headquartered at 18370 Wings of Hope Blvd.