The Kirkwood Call

The Kirkwood Family YMCA seeks to support the community through intentional programming and services.

Your membership: Continuing aid

Tom Mueller, editor-in-chief December 11, 2020

No more shooting hoops. No more swimming laps. No more gathering to watch the latest installment of “Jeopardy!,” to tell stories or to play cards. When the Kirkwood Family YMCA closed March 17, following...

Nicholas Purschke stands in front of the Annual Run for ALD sign. Photo courtesy of the Purschke family.

Fighting for our boys

Lila Shepard, features writer December 9, 2020

Staring out his window across the busy city of Minneapolis, 12-year-old, Nicholas Purschke was laying in his hospital bed and dreaming of the day he could be a normal kid again. Now a sophomore at St....

Zoe Knight, KHS senior, used the time at home during the COVID-19 pandemic to create her own nonprofit. “Project WallFlower is a nonprofit organization that raises money to provide period products to students in need,” Zoe said.

Creating Project WallFlower

Lydia Sheehan, entertainment writer December 4, 2020

Back in March, the way people lived life was irrefutably changed: Businesses closed and people found themselves out of work, schools moved online and some students struggled with their mental health and...

Many wants a 'perfect' Christmas by opening gifts on Christmas morning. Donate to Affordable Christmas to make that possible for others.

Affordable Christmas

Maddie Hickman, health and wellness writer December 3, 2020

Christmas is on it’s way which means Santa and his elves are at work to make your presents at this very moment. Little did you know, Santa has another workshop here at GreenTree Church: Affordable Christmas....

“I want to do everything I can to make our house a home and provide a happy Christmas for my daughter. We are so thankful for our family being recognized and appreciate anything we can get,

Helping hands: Family

Amelia Hurley, editor-in-chief December 1, 2020

Their mother dedicates her life to her family: taking care of her mother every day and striving to support her daughter. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, things worsened. They were stripped of their traditions,...

Celebrating their 125 anniversary, Hoyleton Youth and Family Services continues to support children and families despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo courtesy of hoyleton.org.

Shaping lives one visit at a time

Amelia Hurley, editor-in-chief November 24, 2020

Hoyleton Youth and Family Services is a faith-based organization that provides services to children and families in need. Primarily located in Hoyleton, Illinois, they serve as an outlet for foster children,...

With a team of over 100 individuals, Caritas Connections is 100% volunteer operated.

Connections that serve

Nicholas Whittington, features writer November 23, 2020

An elderly man stumbles through the front door of Father Dempsey’s Charity House, desperate for a shower and shave. An expecting mother sobs in the office of St. Louis Crisis Nursery while receiving...

Members of Gateway Christian Church prepared to send food to Haiti and other countries, to feed children in need

One meal at a time

Kailey Shirrell, opinions writer November 19, 2019

Tables are stacked with rice, soy, and vegetables, while bags lie everywhere and big tubs of packed food line the walls. Cheerful voices echo around the room as people sort and package the different foods....

Tampons, diapers, and bottle caps are all items being collected this month.

KHS service projects: November

Emma Lingo, editor-in-chief November 19, 2019

There’s almost always something going on at KHS with service, whether it be a Kirkwood Service Group activity, National Honors Society event or club fundraiser. This is the November guide to KHS’ service...

“Often, regular people wait for others to step up, help out and chip in because they are not a part of most people’s everyday lives.”

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...

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