Dine at Katie’s Pizza in Ballpark Village on November 14th!

November 08, 2023

The Next Step Nonprofit Logo

Katie’s Pizza & Pasta Osteria invites all our St. Louis-area neighbors to grab a bite to go or take a seat at our Ballpark Village location’s Giveback Tuesday event, where we will donate the revenue from each sale to a local nonprofit organization.

This November, we have selected The Next Step, a St. Louis nonprofit on a continuous mission to provide tuition assistance to individuals active in a 12-step recovery program from alcohol or substance use disorder and pursuing an academic program in higher education or trade and vocational education.

Katie’s Pizza’s Giveback Initiative

Twice a month, we feature a local nonprofit charity to donate 100% of the earned proceeds from our Giveback Tuesday events. Lunch, dinner, drinks, and carryout are all included. So far, Katie’s Pizza & Pasta Osteria has donated $396,372 to nonprofit organizations here in St. Louis!

The Next Step’s Plans for the Donation

The Next Step will allocate the Giveback Tuesday donation into its general Scholarship Fund for the scholarship recipients of the 2024-2025 academic year, supporting individuals in recovery from alcohol or substance use disorder to rise above addiction, regardless of their backgrounds, ages, and educational interests.

Each academic year, the nonprofit allows individuals participating in 12-step recovery programs to apply for an academic or vocational scholarship that funds the recipients’ post-secondary educational program tuition and book expenses.

About The Next Step

Since its founding in 2005, The Next Step has maintained its mission, awarding annual academic financial scholarships averaging $3,200 each to individuals in recovery within the St. Louis metropolitan area to help them achieve their educational goals. Today, from 2005 through the 2023-2024 academic year, the organization has awarded more than $1.9 million in financial scholarships.

Scholarship Applications for the 2024-2025 Academic Year

The Next Step encourages individuals of all backgrounds, age groups, and educational interests who meet the requirements to apply during its scholarship application submission period for the 2024-2025 academic year, which runs from December 1, 2023, to April 1, 2024.

Those applying for a scholarship must meet a strict set of requirements and attend an interview with two board members. Alongside being active in a 12-step recovery program from alcohol or substance use disorder, applicants must also:

  • Have one year of recovery by the application deadline (April 1, 2024),
  • Live in the St. Louis bi-state metropolitan area,
  • Show financial responsibility and need, and
  • Meet all deadlines and requirements.

For more information on the scholarship requirements and application process, please visit www.thenextstepstl.org/scholarship.

Experience Mouthwatering Italian Cuisine at Katie’s Pizza & Pasta Osteria in Ballpark Village

We can’t wait to see you on November 14th for our day-long giveback event! Please stop by for lunch, dinner, and any time in between to enjoy a flavorful menu in our relaxing, feel-good dining space that will have you wishing your meal never has to end. Or make a brief appearance to pick up your Katie’s Pizza order to-go.

Please visit http://www.katiespizzaandpasta.com/ to order takeaway or make a reservation. Feel free to call us at (314) 942-6555 with any questions.

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