Who We Are

  • 100% volunteer-based with no paid staff
  • Impacted 44,000 people in 2017-2018
  • Gave 80,000 volunteer hours which is equal to 38 full-time employees and is worth more than $1.9 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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Assistance League Brings Books, Fun to Northview Elementary Students

2019 4 5 Jennings Schol District Superintendent Dr. Art McCoy Assistant Superintendent Gwendolyn Diggs USE THIS .JPG 800x533Art McCoy, Ph.D., Superintendent of Schools, and Gwendolyn Diggs, Assistant Superintendent, Jennings School District, joined students at Northview Elementary School for a recent Assistance League of St. Louis book fair. 

Assistance League volunteers, including President-Elect Jane Harbron, pictured below, read to students and helped them select books to take home. They also staged a puppet show for preschoolers.

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Assistant League volunteers have conducted school book fairs across St. Louis, providing free books, reading sessions and literacy activities to hundreds of students. Assistance League is on its way to meeting its goal of providing 12,000 books to aspiring readers as part of its Books from Friends program.

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14th AnnualĀ AUTHOR'S BRUNCH Held April 13

Charles Finch is Featured Author

Author Photo FinalMr. Charles Finch, author of 11 Charles Lenox murder-mystery novels set in mid-19th Century England, was the featured speaker at the 2019 Assistance League Authors Brunch held on Saturday, April 13. Mr. Finch, along with event chair Maureen Swingle In full Victorian dress, talked about the event and the work of Assistance League in a recent KTVI-TV broadcast promoting the event.

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