November 2016 - United Way of Greater St. Louis

Where They Are Now: Lauretta

Do you remember Lauretta Treppler? Lauretta was one of United Way’s video stars from 2008. She was diagnosed with cerebellar atrophy, a condition that affects comprehension, speech and mobility. Today, she’s thriving as a freshman at Fort Zumwalt East High School in St. Peters, Missouri…Continue Reading

Where They Are Now: Tyrin

If you’re a longtime United Way giver, you may remember Tyrin. Tryin Rencher was one of United Way’s video stars from 2007. Now, five years into his teaching, we had the chance to catch up with the 36-year-old to get a glimpse into his day-to-day life, passion for teaching and future plans.Continue Reading

Help and Healing Through Therapy

More than 40 years of abuse left Yvette lost. She had never experienced a healthy relationship. She viewed herself as powerless, unworthy and unable to escape. With guidance from a United Way-supported agency, she found the strength the break the cycle of abuse and empower other women to do the same.Continue Reading

Make a Difference Day: 25th Anniversary

The idea that anyone can make a difference is a concept that most people do not apply to themselves. There is a thought that someone else needs to attach value to your life before you are able to influence others or change the world. Changing this thought and enabling citizens to actively impact their communities for the better are the ultimate goals of Make a Difference Day. Continue Reading