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LifeBridge Partnership

LifeBridge Partnership

Brendan Davidson, parsnip editor

December 17, 2018

She stands in front of the Taekwondo class with a smile on her face, instructing the 16 kids in her afternoon session. They have never been able to participate in physical activities such as martial arts or sports. Karen Shuster, LifeBridge Partnership CEO, enjoys the chances she helps provide to disab...

All Among Us

All Among Us

Molly Higgins, features writer

November 30, 2018

  All Among Us is a St. Louis based non-profit organization focused on helping people in poverty. The following is an interview with Cathryn Shaw, executive director.   TKC: How would you describe your mission? CS: “Our mission is to provide opportunities to people living in pov...

Kirkwood cares for Kirk Care

Kirkwood cares for Kirk Care

Lydia Cohen, web staff

November 30, 2018

She was at a loss. As a single mom recently diagnosed with cancer, she was struggling to balance funds between daily needs and treatments. Her utility bills were late, and she could not afford to put food on the table for her and her children. With few options left, she turned to Kirk Care. There she received the ai...

Four neediest cases: freshman

Four neediest cases: freshman

Audrey Allison, artist

December 12, 2017

  Gutter is a Yorkie Chihuahua. He has little doggie syndrome: he thinks he is bigger and better than all the other dogs out there. Gutter’s owner walks him, feeds him and cleans his cage. Gutter’s owner dog-sits for money to buy clothes for school and other things he needs or wants. Gutte...

Four neediest cases: junior

Four neediest cases: junior

Camille Baker, editor-in-chief

December 12, 2017

It’s the same routine each day: wake up, go to school, come home, get ready for work, go to work, repeat. On occasion he’ll get a few hours of sleep─five if he’s lucky. At 16, he carries the burden of paying the monthly rent and WiFi fees, staying on top of schoolwork and working 40 hours per...

Four neediest cases: senior

Four neediest cases: senior

Richard Pfeifer, features writer

December 12, 2017

The day his grandmother died his life fell apart. Everyone and everything he knew changed. He began to go down a path that he never thought he would go down. Told he was not going to graduate, sleeping in abandoned cars and resorting to drugs to take the pain away, the world seemed to be against him. In...

Four neediest cases: sophomore

Four neediest cases: sophomore

Jack Rintoul, entertainment editor

December 12, 2017

In most ways she is just like any other teen. She likes macaroni and cheese and Chris Brown. She fights with her siblings and wants to be a lawyer when she grows up. But one thing is different: she can not relate to the other students at KHS. After waking up at 5:30 a.m., she gets on a bus and...

Old Newsboys Day charity newspaper

Old Newsboys Day charity newspaper

Holden Foreman, web editor

February 24, 2017

Thanksgiving allows us to celebrate the gifts of family and fortune, but the week before Thanksgiving offers a different opportunity: the chance to give back. Old Newsboys, a nonprofit charitable project of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, runs a special-edition newspaper each year on the Thursday morning...

A job, a home and open arms

A job, a home and open arms

Thomas Birmingham, news-features writer

January 11, 2017

*name changed for anonymity About four years ago, Jackson’s* father passed away. Not long after, he was making his home under a highway overpass in Soulard. He did not know what to do. He was desperate, hopeless and needed somewhere to go. After eight months of homelessness, he went to St. Patric...

Bead Relief: the stylish way to save the world.

Bead Relief: the stylish way to save the world.

Anna-Claire Kilcoyne, features writer

December 26, 2016

As a part of this year’s charity issue, TKC looks at another organization, Bead Relief. Founded by John Gornik and Greg Elias in 2013, Bead Relief is an organization that collaborates with different non-profits to raise money and awareness by selling unique bead bracelets designed by and used to represent each non-pr...

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