Brighten Your Corner

Each August 18th, we honor the life of our beloved Ray Hefti by shining a light into the lives of others, as he did every day. We do it through giving back to our communities – by brightening others lives the way he brightened ours.

Our Corner: Education

Shine on Education

New backpacks aren’t just for pencil cases and tomorrow morning’s homework. For kids who can’t afford them, they’re a way to fit in. The ability to participate. A place to stow their best doodles and wildest ideas. 

To us, they’re an investment in inspiration. RayDay is about bringing opportunity to everyone who might need it. When it comes to our hometown, that means education. We work with teachers at schools around St. Charles and across Missouri to help make sure they’re equipped to support the hearts and minds of their students.

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Your Corner

Shine on and on

RayDay, above all else, is about random acts of sunshine. Bringing generosity and kindness into daily life. Seeing the difference a simple act of brightness can make. Becoming a champion for positivity and light.

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Be a Ray of Light

Our inspiration for RayDay, my husband, Ray Hefti, created a legacy through a lifelong series of moments filled with love of family, curiosity, dedication, and KINDNESS. After his untimely death on March 4, 2017, we were compelled to continue that legacy.

Ray was a humble man. Anywhere we went he was keenly aware of those who needed kindness – never shy to give a hand, hug, smile, or dollar. We choose to celebrate Ray’s love for life and people each year on his birthday, August 18th, by giving to our community. What began in 2017 as a few people gathering together to honor Ray has become a movement resulting in thousands of dollars raised and lives changed. I’m humbled and tremendously grateful to those who have been a part of RayDay thus far, and look forward to continuing his legacy of kindness for years to come.

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Be a Part of RayDay


Join us for an afternoon of trivia, raffles, and general merriment.

Once again, Shamrock’s Pub is hosting RayDay Trivia! For the second year in a row, we’re taking donations and raising money to get sneakers for kiddos aged 5 – 13, all of which will be donated directly to public school students in St. Charles. A few things to look forward to:

  • 50/50 drawing!drawn at halftime
  • Raffles! – donated by our wonderful sponsors
  • Trivia! – prepare your thinking cap
  • Drink specials!Ray’s favorites
  • Merch! – wear RayDay with pride

Your trivia team can be up to eight people. Space is limited, so reserve your table yesterday!


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