A First!

Assistance League of St. Louis on January 29 brought new school and personal care items to 45 Gateway Michael School kindergarten through 8th grade students. This Saint Louis Public School serves students with serious health problems and multiple disabilities.  Here (left) Instructional Care Assistant Rosalind Farrell and Assistance League volunteer Bette Goette check out sizing of a pair of uniform pants---part of the package of 22 clothing, books and personal items the children took home.

This visit marked a “first” for the all-volunteer organization that annually serves more than 30 schools across St. Louis.  Typically, the 7,800 students who get new uniforms, clothing and other items annually come to Assistance League headquarters for uniform fittings. Assistance League of St. Louis also maintains closets in 19 of the Saint Louis Public Schools so that students may receive necessary clothes and other items on a year-round basis. 

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“My best memory is receiving the keys to our new headquarters.  After years of operating our programs in small rented quarters, we came together and raised the money needed to purchase a permanent home for this organization.”
- Assistance League of St. Louis Volunteer