Asssistance League of St. Louis

Assistance League of St. Louis is a nonprofit all-volunteer service organization whose members identify, develop, implement and fund ongoing philanthropic programs to serve the specific needs of children and adults in the St. Louis community.

We are an "Accredited Charity" of the Better Business Bureau and we are proud to have earned Guide Star's Platinum Award.

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Address:30 Henry Ave.
Ellisville, MO 63011-2187
Phone Number:636-227-6200
Operation School Bell: Clean, new, well-fitting school uniforms help create positive outcomes for students and their learning. Operation School Bell, the largest Assistance League of St. Louis program, helps provide new uniforms to schoolchildren in need. Each child receives the attention of a caring volunteer, who helps find the perfect fit.

Steps to Success: Assistance League of St. Louis Steps to Success program is on pace to provide approximately 3,500 St. Louis area school children with new athletic shoes and 3 pairs of socks during the 2016-2017 season. Each fitting day, 20 to 25 Assistance League volunteers travel to three elementary schools and fit the children (K through 4th grade) with a pair of the latest styles and colors in athletic shoes. Many of the children are wearing an incorrect shoe size or shoes that allow their feet to get wet.

My Own Fun Stuff: A hospital can be a scary place for a young child. And a boring place. My Own Fun Stuff is the Assistance League program that gives activity kits to children to help make their hospital stay more comfortable. Kits are filled with quiet playthings and activities, and kits are available for adults in some hospitals as well.

Project ROSE: Many women who seek the protection of a shelter do not even have their own shoes or a purse when they arrive. Project ROSE provides personal care items, clothing and household items for these women and their children. These items are delivered monthly to shelters by our own volunteers.

Operation HUG: Operation Hug provides lovable teddy bears to children and adults in hospitals or shelters, facing stressful and sometimes critical situations. Our Assistance League bears are given to hospitals, agencies, and emergency response units to provide comfort and smiles in a time of need.

Assistance League Outreach: Assistance League Outreach program began in response to requests from other agencies for help with specific one-time needs. These needs often arise suddenly and cannot be met within the confines of an already stretched budget. Although we do not provide grant monies, we do purchase goods and services requested by some agencies and organizations.
About Operation School Bell: We work so hard in the classroom. But we can't do our jobs unless we have our students in the right clothing, fitting well and having their social/emotional needs met. -from a school principal

About our Steps to Success program: I like the idea of you coming and taking the time out to fit the children with new shoes. This organization really helps families in need.
-from a parent

ROSE program: If a woman comes in to the shelter with nothing, she starts to think, "I probably should go back." The pink bags help a woman feel good about herself. They have personal hygiene items, new slippers and pajamas. -from a shelter administrator

ALSL Outreach program: The "readers" will enable visually impaired seniors to once again enjoy the daily newspaper, a good book or inspirational reading.
-from St. Andrew's Resources for Seniors

HUG program: "(A woman) from Registration came over in the evening to ask if we had a bear for a little 86-year-old who was here alone from a nursing home in Red Bud, with no family. She was sad and upset asking to go home, and someone thought of us in Peds having the Bears and thought that may help comfort the patient. I praised her for thinking of that and gave her a Bear along with a quilted Halloween blanket. The next time I saw her, she let us know that the patient pulled the blanket up to her face and began petting the bear and finally fell asleep. We were informed of her room number in case we wanted to visit her. We went over to check on her and she remained fast asleep, still rubbing the bear. What a heart-warming little picture in the "Adult" world." -from Mo. Baptist Hospital