“I wanted to be hand to hand with the people I’m trying to reach” that was the quote given from Leonard Douglas the CEO of the Midwest artist consultant company Infynite Collective, LLC. Chico, as some would know him by along with business partner Brennan Jenkins, wanted to find a way to be relevant in their communities while helping the city of St. Louis, so they decided to put together a toy drive. But not just any toy drive, they also wanted to give small business owners and entrepreneurs a chance to network while giving back to the community. So with the help of STL Hosting Services and other community leaders Infynite Collective held their first annual “Unity In The Community Event” at the Redman Rec Complex located in North County St. Louis. Despite the inclement weather on the day it was held, with black ice covering most of the roads, the event still had a respectable turnout. All toys collected that day were donated to the charities Youth Build and St. Louis Crisis Nursery, along with a few less fortunate families that the company delivered to personally. With bounce houses, live music, and a step team showing off their talents the event brought something the whole family could enjoy. A number of donations that day were enough to fill up a strong truck and contributions were also donated on the behave of Black Bound Entertainment and Cookie Caketastrophe. When asked what was on the horizon for the new start-up company Chico replied: “ In 2017 most of our artist are coming out with music projects, a talent showcase we’re working on with a partnering company, and more community events that they’re mapping out right now.” For more information on Infynite Collective and future events from the company click on the social media links below.