Who We Are

  • 100% volunteer-based with no paid staff
  • Impacted more than 21,000 St. Louis children and adults in 2022-2023
  • Our 493 volunteers gave 63,200 hours which is equal to 30 full-time employees and is worth over $2 million
  • 100% St. Louis-based
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What We Do

Make a difference

Our member volunteers manage a variety of programs to benefit underserved populations in the St. Louis metropolitan region.  Each program has a unique delivery model and focus. We provide everything a child needs to wear to do well in school, athletic shoes and socks, personal care items for women and children in shelters, books for aspiring readers, and items to help families through tough times when they can't find help elsewhere.

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Imagine! Rhinestone Cowboy Gala

Texas-size cowboy hats shared the spotlight with rhinestones and sequin gowns to light up the night as Assistance League of St. Louis celebrated a Rhinestone Cowboy Gala at the Doubletree by Hilton, Chesterfield.  Cocktails in hand, guests bid on spectacular "something-for-everyone" silent auction items, a wine pull and First Choice Live Auction Item (chances) before entering the "rhinestone-studded" ballroom.  Surrounded by whimsical tables adorned with genuine flower-filled old cowboy boots, the atmosphere was set for laughter, plenty of fun and some very refined fancy cuisine.

Imagine DeniseMcKibben cropThe 229 members and guests, all with Texas-size hearts were welcomed by President Denise McKibben and encouraged to raise their paddles to ensure that Assistance League of St. Louis continues to be inspired by "...the boundless spirit of compassion and unity that defines our mission."

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Pictured: Lynne Turley, Rene Knott, and Sue Graham

Gala Chairs Lynne Turley and Sue Graham, along with a Texas-size team of tireless volunteers spent a year planning and executing Assistance League of St. Louis' largest annual fundraising event. For the first time, the Imagine! Program included ads that contributed substantially to the night's financial success, along with an impressive list of Sponsors.  

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Help Us Get Books to Aspiring Readers

BFF Book Drive 11012022

How to Donate a Book
When making a purchase at Barnes & Noble West County during this time, tell the worker that you want to donate a book (or books) to Assistance League. Barnes & Noble then holds the donated books and gives them to Books From Friends in early January 2024. These are new books for our book festivals!

Books From Friends thanks you in advance for your support of this major fundraiser to provide new books for students.

"You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child." ~ Dr. Seuss

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