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Susan Colangelo and Emeara, Youth Council leader, at St. Louis Public Radio, 2018

I hope you have your bowling arm finely tuned, because it’s time for the Saint Louis Story Stitchers Annual BOWL-A-THON!

Funds from this bowl-a-thon will go directly to benefit Saint Louis Story Stitchers Youth Gun Violence Prevention Program. These funds are very much needed, and we need your help. 

The Story Stitchers 2018 Bowl A Thon kicks off tonight at The Pasta House!

Please join our team!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

The Pasta House Co. Party Room

 5:30-7:00 pm

8213 Delmar, St. Louis MO  63124

(at Old Bonhomme — ¼ mile east of I-170)

Meet legendary St. Louis philanthropist Kim Tucci, Honorary Chair and owner of The Pasta Houses and Susan Colangelo, founder and president of Story Stitchers plus some of the Stitchers Youth Council!

This critical annual fundraiser is simple, fun and very easy on participants. We do all the work! Teens are happy to serve as your proxy bowler!

Through the efforts of many, Saint Louis Story Stitchers has become one of the most respected and innovative community-based gun violence prevention programs for youth. These funds will benefit the Saint Louis Story Stitchers directly. These funds are much needed, and we need your help.

This bowl-a-thon will be held July 29, 2018.

We are all working hard to create a positive impact on our community. Thanks in advance for your help and support. Remember, we’re all in this together!

Once upon a time there was a stitcher who liked to embroider stories from the newspaper. One day she was stitching about two sisters who were shot on their porch in University City. One sister died. Two brothers were arrested for the crime. The stitcher reflected on the power of stitching throughout history; of the Aids quilt and quilts on the Underground Railroad.  She determined to join with others to create change. In August 2013 eight artists gathered in Old North St. Louis and founded the Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective — to make change.

The Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective is professional artists and minority youth ages 15-24, working together to create social change with a focus on gun violence prevention. Stitchers collect stories, reframe and retell them through art, writing and performance to promote understanding, civic pride, intergenerational relationships and literacy.

Projects create a platform for community engagement through an artistic lens and with it the Saint Louis Story Stitchers work to shift perceptions and realities and bring hope to the Saint Louis community.