Who We Are

  • 100% volunteer-based with no paid staff
  • Impacted more than 36,000 St. Louis children and adults in 2021-2022
  • Our 494 volunteers gave 61,200 hours which is equal to 29 full-time employees and is worth nearly $1.4 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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drone photo125 Assistance League members gathered at their Ellisville headquarters on a glorious autumn afternoon for a ribbon-cutting at their new garage storage addition. With a drone hovering overhead photographing the event, members in bright yellow hard hats cheered President Pam Bogosian and Past-President Yolanda Perez-Cunning-ham, as they cut the ribbon.

Ribbon CuttingThe excitement for this long-awaited storage addition continued inside headquarters with flutes of bubbly and appetizers created from recipes in the members' own Fare to Remember cookbook. The cookbook was composed by members as a fundraiser in the chapter's early days, and the recipes continue to inspire newer members.

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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 2023. 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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