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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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, 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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Sail Into Summer at Fantastic Finds!

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Ahhh...summer is here at last!  And we are open and looking forward to seeing you!  Our smiling volunteers would love to show you all the ways to summerize your wardrobe and home! 

Rest assured that we are following the St. Louis County Health Department Guidelines for retail stores, and we will adjust them as they change. Please note the following measures which will be in place for the foreseeable future:

* Everyone entering Fantastic Finds must wear a mask.
* Social distancing will be observed.
* We will accept credit card and check payment only.
* Please do not bring children 12 years old or younger into the shop. 

SweaterIf you have weaned and cleaned out your closets during your stay-at-home time, we're ready for you!  Our temporary Donation Center is right next door to Fantastic Finds in the space that used to be Bentley's Pet Stuff.  See the current hours for the Donation Center and the Shop.

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Authors Brunch 2020 Coming August 8!


"Virtual" Authors Brunch: Enjoy from home!   

10 a.m. on Saturday, August 8     

Hear Melanie Benjamin, New York Times bestselling author of historical fiction

* All are welcome! Watch for a link to be published here by August 1; non-members may also request an emailed link by contacting Lisa Breer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Virtual event produced by HEC Media. 

* Any donation amount qualifies for a chance to win any of the amazing Opportunity Baskets!

* Donations accepted through July 15; please send a check to Assistance League of St. Louis and note “AB” on the memo line. 

* Melanie Benjamin’s books are for sale and available at Assistance League's office or contact Debbie McConnell, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

* Paperbacks (Aviator’s Wife and Swans of Fifth Avenue) are $16 and the hardback (Mistress of the Ritz) is $28.

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