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Diamonds Direct is Celebrating its Entrance into St. Louis with a “Month of Giving”

During the Entire Month of October, Diamonds Direct Will Be Raising Funds for the Blues for Kids Foundation, the Charitable Trust of the St. Louis Blues

Diamonds Direct St. Louis is celebrating its entrance into St. Louis with a “Month of Giving.” After their grand opening in August, Diamonds Direct will be raising funds throughout the entire month of October for the Blues for Kids Foundation, the charitable trust of the St. Louis Blues.

“We are absolutely thrilled to kick off our ‘Month of Giving’,” said Jonathan Pottow, general manager of Diamonds Direct St. Louis. “My team and I couldn’t think of a better way to warm our new home in St. Louis than with a celebration that directly supports youth throughout this community.”

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Edwardsville Couple Makes $50,000 Donation to Leon Corlew Park in Edwardsville: Park Closes its Second Season

With thousands of visitors enjoying the Leon Corlew Park and splash pad this summer, the City of Edwardsville announced the park has officially closed for the season on Sept. 26, 2017 and that a new donation has been made to support the park and the “A Better Place to Play Campaign”. The “A Better Place to Play” campaign was launched to raise funds to develop three new parks in Edwardsville, including Leon Corlew Park.

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Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities Announces Plans to Renovate Kraft Building on Main Street in Edwardsville, Kick-off “STEM Meets Humanities” Program for Young Leaders in Madison County

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An exciting new initiative is underway at the Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities (MJCH®) that will begin with the renovation of the former Kraft building, located at 1310 N. Main Street in downtown Edwardsville, and continue with programming to target young leaders in underserved areas of Madison County.

The initiative – “STEM Meets Humanities” – will address problems we all face in society that the study of the humanities continuously works to understand. These problems will be tackled with instructional programs in schools that teach children to problem-solve using traditional humanities disciplines such as history, literature and philosophy, combined with the traditional STEM disciplines of science, technology, engineering and math. Social problems will be addressed through engaging activities such as the creation of sustainable food sources through urban gardening, fun games to teach children core mathematics for everyday problem solving, the use of robotics to address issues such as loneliness among the elder population, and much more.

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