Who We Are

  • 100% volunteer-based with no paid staff
  • Impacted nearly 35,000 St. Louis children and adults in 2019-2020
  • Our 471 volunteers gave more than 65,000 hours which is equal to 31 full-time employees and is worth more than $1.6 million
  • 100% St. Louis-based
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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, from new school uniforms to shoes and socks, and from personal care items for crisis shelter clients to teddy bears for comfort.

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Covid-19 Has Not Stopped Us!

Assistance League of St. Louis cares deeply about the health and safety of everyone we help and all of our 500-plus volunteers. While we have operated since the beginning of the pandemic with limitations as dictated by conditions and local regulations, we have found ways to continue safely responding to community needs through our various philanthropic programs. Consider the following examples:

OSB with Kris Lewis good pic.JPG• In fiscal 2019-2020, we served 6,690 elementary school students in 37 schools-- fitting and providing uniforms and 22 total clothing and hygiene items – plus age-appropriate books. Through this program, we have established 21closets in Saint Louis Public Schools, where most instruction is fully online. We continue to provide year-round clothing, shoes, coats and other necessities. During Covid-19, we have filled closets to Saint Louis Public School instructional support centers where students are present. This fall, we opened three more closets—one in St. Louis city schools and two in Jennings School District, where children are learning in-person and wearing uniforms. We are also supplying districts with dental kits, socks and other necessities.

• In the last year, we visited 39 schools in 7 school districts to fit and deliver shoes and socks to 3,741 school children. Now we are providing vouchers to families so that they can purchase shoes for their children. Approximately 2,300 vouchers went out this fall to 27 schools to be sent to the homes of deserving students. In addition,16,000 socks went to Saint Louis Public Schools to give to students.

• Our volunteers purchase, package and deliver gift bags with clothing and personal care items to 6 area crisis shelters and agencies and to sexual assault survivors. In 2019-2020, we served 1,777 women and children in shelters. That work is socially distanced and continues unchanged.

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2020 Imagine! A Gift of Love, is Coming on Saturday, November 7!

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This year's Imagine! A Gift of Love will be brought to you "virtually" from 7-8 p.m. on Saturday, November 7.  All are welcome to participate in this free, fun event to benefit Assistance League's philanthropic programs!

2020 Imagine! A Gift of Love will be live streamed on Assistance League of St. Louis' YouTube site and Facebook pages. Using the GiveSmart application, we will offer a Live Auction, Silent Auction baskets, Ring the Bell, First Choice ticket sales, Wine Pull, and Buy It Now restaurant gift cards. There will also be an opportunity to make a monetary donation.

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GiveSmart will place all Silent Auction items on their website for guests to view and place bids on October 31. Live Auction items will also be listed, so that First Choice ticket purchasers can decide which package they want if they win. We will remove the First Choice winner's item from the Live Auction site on Saturday afternoon. The Live Auction will begin at 7 p.m. on Saturday evening, November 7. 

COMING SOON! You will be able to register on GiveSmart at imagine20.givesmart.com

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