Who We Are

  • 100% volunteer-based with no paid staff
  • Impacted nearly 35,000 St. Louis children and adults in 2020-2021
  • Our 494 volunteers gave nearly 57,000 hours which is equal to 27 full-time employees and is worth nearly $1.4 million
  • 100% St. Louis-based
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What We Do

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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. 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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Assistance League of St. Louis Elects Pam Bogosian as President

AL Pam Bogosian 4826r 4x5Assistance League of St. Louis has named Pam Bogosian president of the 500-member organization for 2022-2023. Pam retired in 2012 after a 32-year career teaching 4th and 5th grades, including 25 years at Barretts Elementary in the Parkway School District.

After retiring in 2012, Pam joined Assistance League of St. Louis and quickly took on leadership roles as chair of Operation School Bell, the signature school uniform program required for all Assistance League chapters. Pam also chaired STEPS, the St. Louis chapter's athletic shoes program for school children. Pam moved on to serve three years on the Board of Directors, as Vice President of Philanthropic Programs.

In 2020, Pam received the St. Louis Chapter Award to acknowledge her tireless commitment and dedication to the St. Louis chapter. From serving as a school liaison for eight years, to volunteering in sales at Fantastic Finds for nine years, Pam has worn many hats over the past ten years in addition to her leadership roles. Perhaps she is best known and loved by elementary school children in her Pete the Cat costume, marching energetically in Books from Friends character parades.

When asked what inspires her, Pam immediately said, "educating someone, seeing the light bulb go on when they understand and learn." "Assistance League volunteers want to make a difference, to improve our community," Pam says. As a leader and a teacher, Pam's dedication helps make that difference. And her genuine, contagious laughter makes an instant connection with everyone she meets, both children and adults. Pam believes in the wisdom of having fun and says that," Assistance League of St. Louis is unique because we have fun together while helping others and that camaraderie creates lasting friendships."

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Assistance League of St. Louis’ Fantastic Finds Named Best Resale Shop in St. Louis

A List FantasticFinds

Assistance League of St. Louis is excited to announce that their resale store, Fantastic Finds, has won St. Louis Magazine’s A-List Award for Best Resale Shop in the area! The St. Louis community has recognized Fantastic Finds as having the best and most beautifully arranged merchandise in the St. Louis vicinity! See the magazine’s A-List issue coming out in July.

Fantastic Finds’ success is due to the over 100 volunteers who price merchandise and staff the store itself. In addition, the high quality women’s, men’s and boutique clothing, shoes, purses, home décor, jewelry, books plus children’s clothing and toys are second to none.

Fantastic Finds is located at Bellerive Plaza in Creve Coeur
at 12778 Olive Blvd. (314-579-9500).
Store hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm.
Gently used donations are accepted Tuesday through Friday from 11 am to 3 pm.

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