Helping Hand

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The Edgewood Children's Center has received three grants to finance a new program that provides structured recreational activities for special education children when school is out. The center received $24,489 from the United Way of Greater St. Louis, $3,000 from the Roblee Foundation, and $2,000 from the Enterprise Leasing Foundation.

The Boone Center Inc. of St. Charles County, a sheltered workshop for mentally retarded and developmentally disabled adults, has received a $1,000 donation from the Allstate Insurance Co. Foundation.

Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) has received a $22,000 grant from the Everest & Jennings Co. of St. Louis. The donation will help to support the 13th National Veterans Wheelchair Games, Aug. 16-20 in San Antonio.

Springboard to Learning Inc. has received $2,400 from the Harry Edison Foundation. The donation equals programming costs for two 14-week Springboard to Learning programs for schools that could not afford to participate. Springboard to Learning provides hands-on educational programs to about 26,000 children in the metropolitan area each year.

Softball teams from St. Louis-area businesses raised $7,700 to benefit the St. Louis Ronald McDonald House by participating in the annual Rubin, Brown, Gornstein & Co. coed softball invitational last month at Shaw Park in Clayton. Twenty-two area companies participated this year; each team contributed $350 or more to compete in the two-day, double-elimination tournament.

Venture Stores Inc. has given the St. Louis Science Center $6,000 to help pay for visitor guides. Venture also donated $2,000 to the Black Alcohol/Drug Service Information Center (BASIC), an intervention service. …