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. 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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Thinking Inside & Outside the Box!

AL National ACTION! Week:  ALSTL Books From Friends (BFF) Celebrates Children's Literacy with a Virtual Book Festival in a Box & Character Parade

BFF urban league costume characters at Feb 23 2021 parade 2Assistance League of St. Louis Member volunteers have designed a unique Virtual Book Festival in a Box for two Urban League Head Start Programs and teachers. Inside the Box is a magical flash drive containing a video Puppet Show written and performed by the volunteers, plus 14 story time vignettes, and suggestions for classroom activities. The teachers were also given books corresponding to all the vignettes.

urban league costume characterOn Tuesday, Feb. 23 at the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis' MLK Head Start Center and again on Thursday, Feb. 25, at the Urban League Magnolia Head Start/Early Head Start Center, preschoolers watched the Puppet Show and book reading on the flash drive. Then, in the school gyms, Assistance League members brought the stories alive in a costume parade dressed as book characters including Pete the Cat, Thing One and Thing Two, and the Cat in the Hat. After the parade, each child received two new age-appropriate books to take home.

Dr Suess characters at urban league MLK event In addition to the Virtual Book Festivals, Assistance League is participating in an Urban League drive-through on Feb. 27 to continue National Assistance League ACTION! Week's focus on literacy. This marks the third time ALSTL has partnered with Urban League in a drive-through and donated a total of 10,000 books. St. Louis area Girl Scouts collected and donated 3,000 of these age-appropriate, gently used and new books to ALSTL.

The creative and innovative volunteer members of Assistance League of St. Louis prove once again how to "think outside the box" with a Book Festival inside and outside the box!

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SwingForGoodInvitationGraphic"SWING FOR GOOD," ALSTL's Newest Fundraiser!

TOPGOLF ST. LOUIS, 16851 N. Outer 40 Rd, Chesterfield 63005

SUNDAY, JUNE 13, 1-4 p.m.

We welcome you to join in the excitement, as we RAISE our golf clubs to RAISE funds and support our programs! Join us at TOPGOLF ST. LOUIS on June 13! SWING FOR GOOD and help our volunteers reach out to this deserving community. See more details and print an RSVP card. The deadline for reservations is May 15!

For over 30 years, ALSTL member volunteers have touched the lives of our neighbors in need. Even in the difficult year behind us, ALSTL volunteers found creative ways to listen, to learn and to assist. Masks and social distancing requirements never stopped our fearless volunteers. They are creative and brave and work tirelessly to touch the lives around us. They MAKE A DIFFERENCE in the best or worst of times!

The date may be June 13th but your lucky number is 6!  $600 reserves a bay for 6 golfers. Bay includes lunch, soft drinks and 3 hours of golf! Enjoy a glorious afternoon outdoors, facing the wide eastern sky and breathing in fresh springtime air. Don't delay because the bays sell out fast!

Plus: 6 luxury surprise baskets! Purchase tickets for the drawings! Each one is filled with must-haves for golfers and 19th-hole lovers alike! Opportunity Tickets for drawings SOLD ONLY at the ALSTL TOPGOLF ST. LOUIS event on June 13!

If you can't join us June 13, please consider making a contribution to ALSTL by completing the donation information on the RSVP card. Join us in our mission to assist the incredible community that we all share!

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