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Charity Wish List 2019

In this season of giving, it’s important to remember those who could use a helping hand. Below are lists of needed items from local charities; let’s all add a few to our shopping lists to help make the holidays brighter for others!

arts as healing foundation
Mission: To bring the therapeutic benefits of art to those touched by cancer and other chronic illnesses
Items needed: Tables and chairs, 4-by-4-inch square tiles, reference books Drop location: 737 Villa Place Court
Contact: Vicki Friedman, 314.370.3700

assistance league of st. louis
Mission: To transform the lives of children and adults through community programs
Items needed: New or gently used children’s books, toiletries, cleaning supplies
Drop location: 30 Henry St.
Contact: 636.227.6200, info@alstl.og

boys & girls clubs of greater st. louis
Mission: To inspire and enable all young people to reach their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens
Items needed: Clothing, tablets, gaming systems, toys
Drop location: 2901 N. Grand Ave.
Contact: 314.335.8024,

circle of concern food pantry
Mission: To feed the hungry and provide assistance to low-income families living in west St. Louis County
Items needed: Frozen turkeys and nonperishable foods; sponsors for the Holiday Adoption program
Drop location: 112 St. Louis Ave.
Contact: 636.861.2623

healing action
Mission: To combat commercial sexual exploitation through a multisystem approach of creating awareness, advocating to empower survivors and creating space where all can thrive
Items needed: Self-care items, gift cards, personal hygiene products
Drop location: 401 Pine St.; please specify that you are dropping off items for Healing Action
Contact: 314.833.4515,

home works!
Mission: To partner with families and teachers for children’s success
Items needed: New books for kindergarten through 12th grade
Drop location: 1968 Innerbelt Business Center Drive
Contact: 314.325.9506,

humane society of missouri
Mission: To end the cycle of animal abuse and pet overpopulation through rescue and investigation efforts, spay/neuter programs and educational classes
Items needed: New, sturdy and washable dog and cat toys; newspaper and long-cut shredded office paper; blankets, paper towels, washcloths and towels
Drop location: 1201 Macklind Ave., 11660 Administration Drive
Contact: 314.647.8800,

Mission: To help families facing homelessness achieve stability in a safe and supportive community, providing the skills and resources they need to thrive
Items needed: Twin bedding, new pillows, bus passes
Drop location: 1447 E. Grand Ave.
Contact: 314.772.7720

let me run – st. louis
Mission: To inspire boys through the power of running to be themselves, build healthy relationships and live an active lifestyle
Items needed: Volunteer coaches; heavy-duty, 100-foot extension cords; basic office printer
Drop location: Contact Monica Wohlberg to coordinate dropoff or pickup
Contact: Monica Wohlberg,

loaves and fishes for st. louis
Mission: To provide uplifting and supportive services that empower clients to become financially secure and have a stable home
Items needed: Cleaning supplies and trash bags; bus passes; hygiene products
Drop location: 2750 McKelvey Road
Contact: Jacki MacIntosh, 314.291.3857,

mary ryder home
Mission: To serve St. Louis’ most vulnerable senior women, nourishing their social, physical and emotional needs and enhancing their quality of life through compassionate care
Items needed: Towel sets; plastic, insulated mugs with handles and straws; eyeglasses or readers
Drop location: 4361 Olive St.

national council of jewish women st. louis
Mission: To advance social and economic justice for all women, children and families
Items needed: Clothing, shoes, accessories, small household items
Drop location: 295 N. Lindbergh Blvd.
Contact: 314.692.8141,

presbyterian children’s home and services
Mission: To provide care and support for children and families in need
Items needed: New twin bedding, new towels, personal care products for teens
Drop location: 1220 N. Lindbergh Blvd.
Contact: 314.989.9727,

quarter of an inch
Mission: To restore dignity and confidence to individuals and families of the homeless community through personal hygiene assistance
Items needed: Items to create care packages, including thermal socks, hand
warmers, toe warmers, travel size toiletries and granola bars
Drop location: 6965 Plymouth Ave.

ranken jordan pediatric bridge hospital
Mission: To bridge the gap between acute hospital care and home for kids with complex conditions, illnesses and injuries
Items needed: Car seats, clothes and socks, games and puzzles
Drop location: 11365 Dorsett Road
Contact: 314.872.6541,

st. vincent home for children
Mission: To help youth facing significant life challenges through love, security and therapeutic supports that enable them to improve their lives, families and community
Items needed: Gifts for youth, including clothing, hygiene products and gift cards; twin comforters and sheets; items for St. Vincent’s comfort room, including furniture and visual, audio and tactile stimuli
Drop location: 7401 Florissant Road
Contact: Becky Reichardt, 314.261.6011 ext. 123,

southside early childhood center
Mission: To create lasting opportunity in the lives of children and their families by providing the best in early childhood education and support services
Items needed: Diapers, unscented wipes, toiletries
Drop location: 2101 S. Jefferson Ave.
Contact: Cleo Zundel, 314.333.7111

Mission: To advocate for the needs of residents living in long-term care and help families better advocate for their loved ones to receive the care and service they deserve
Items needed: Bottled water, copy paper, office supplies
Drop location: 680 Craig Road, Ste. 245
Contact: Mary Lynn Faunda Donovan, 314.918.8222

youth in need
Mission: To build on the strength of children, youth and families so they find safety, hope and success in life
Items needed: Underwear and socks (2T-5T, adult sizes); art supplies; home goods such as dishes, pots and pans, and cleaning supplies
Drop location: 1815 Boone’s Lick Road
Contact: Autumn Shepherd, 636.757.9334