Our appreciation goes out to the Kendra Scott SouthPark Store for hosting a “Kendra Gives Back Party” for Community Matters in October. Twenty percent of all sales during the four-hour party were donated back to us — equaling nearly $1,000! We’re grateful to have such generous retail partners. A big thank-you also goes to, from left, Melanie Hudson, Travelers; Paula Bulman, USI; and Meg Carter, The Hartford, for organizing the event.