Health Is…


Health is… dependent on caring…

About ourselves, each another, our families, our neighbors, our fellow citizens, our communities, our country, people around the world, our shared environment, our planet.

Thank you to Carla and Miguel Alexander at Tillie’s Corner Historical Project for hosting an amazing Pick the City UP Tour Stop on July 8th, 2017!! As is usual, Carla and Miguel went well beyond what we imagined and prepared and presented a wide array of health related vendors, presenting resources and services to the JeffvanderLou community,

Story Stitchers is grateful for the energy, resources, love and compassion that you brought to this partnership.

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Another special thank you goes out to Bobby Norfolk for joining the Collective for two performances and to Lisa Overholser, director of the St. Louis Storytelling Festival, Community Arts Program at the University of Missouri Extension and to the National Endowment for the Arts for supporting Bobby’s appearance.

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Also thank you to the health related vendors who braved the blistering heat to join the effort: Brightside St. Louis, Camp Sun Splash, Clergy of the JVL and other Neighborhoods, City of St. Louis, Contemporary Art Museum (CAM) Art Bus, Custom Xpressions TM, Dunbar Elementary School and Other Educators, Frederick A. Douglass Museum of African-American Vernacular Images, Fresh Starts Community Garden, Habitat for Humanity, Historic Miss Tillie’s Corner Community Garden, Hopscotch Communications, HOSCO Foods USA, JeffVanderLou Whole New Area II Neighborhood Development Association, MetroMarket Food Bus, Ministry of Wellness, Inc., Primerica Insurance, Ready Readers, Smooth Light Productions, Solidarity St. Louis, St. Louis Fire Department, St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department with Operation Polar Cops Ice Cream Truck, St. Louis Safety Group, St. Paul Saturdays, The SPOT (Supporting Positive Opportunities with Teens) Mobile Unit, United Way,  Women’s Voices Raised for Social Justice, Contraceptive Choice Center with Wash U School of Medicine (C3), Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, and more.

For more on the Pick the City UP Tour visit: LIVE SHO’S

Next SHO is July 27, 6:30-8:00  at the Contemporary Art Museum

Special thanks to the Pick the City UP Tour Sponsors —

Arts and Education Council Monsanto Creative Impact Grant, Kranzberg Arts Foundation, Department of Health of the City of St. Louis, Rome West Realty, LLC, Gun Violence Initiative at the Institute for Public Health, Washington University in St. Louis, Steward Family Foundation, St. Louis Fringe Fest, Civic Engagement Fund grant from the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement at Washington University in St. Louis, Yvette and John Dubinsky Family Foundation, and generous individuals.