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Places to Donate

ArchCity Defenders

440 North 4th Street, #390, St. Louis, MO

“A holistic legal advocacy organization that combats the criminalization of poverty and state violence, especially in communities of color.”

Your donation helps address homelessness, community advocacy, and justice.


Circle of Concern

112 St. Louis Avenue, Valley Park, MO

A food pantry serving west-St. Louis County. In addition, they provide resources that empower self-sufficiency.

Current needs include: breakfast cereal, canned pasta, dinner “helpers”, dry pasta/pasta sauce, peanut butter/jelly, canned fruit, healthy snacks, condiments, razors, shampoo, ibuprofen, laundry soap, dish soap


Community Women Against Hardship

3963 West Belle Place, St. Louis, MO

Provide programs and services to help low to moderate income families become more self-sufficient.

In need of many items due to COVID-19, such as non-perishable food items, soap, toilet paper, paper towels, clothing, appliances, etc … for a complete list of needs, see their website.


Covenant House

2727 North Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO

Help save local youth from abuse, trafficking, and homelessness.

Monetary donations help keep their shelters clean and their shelves stocked with food.


December 5th Fund

9842 Manchester Road, Suite B, St. Louis, MO

The goal of the December 5th Fund is to give a day without worry to a family who is dealing with cancer.

Accepting monetary donations.


Friends of Kids with Cancer

15 Sunnen Drive, #161, St. Louis, MO

Dedicated to being there for kids who have been touched by cancer by providing resources.

Accepting monetary donations.

a Friends of Kids with Cancer logo with the outline of a heart shaped balloon
Photo Courtesy of Friends of Kids with Cancer Facebook Page


Guardian Angel Settlement Association

Social Services and Administration, 3300 South Jefferson, St. Louis, MO

Helping those in poverty learn how to earn economic independence.

Accepting food, clothing, and monetary donations.


Inspire Up Foundation

“To inspire a kinder and more giving world by uniting the military and civilian communities through empowerment, education, community building, and a commitment to serve.

Accepting monetary donations. A donation of $25 or more can get you one of their inspirational t-shirts!


Metro Trans Umbrella

3133 Oregon Avenue, St. Louis, MO

A nonprofit that strives to create a more “inclusive and supportive community” for the trans population in St. Louis.

Accepting monetary donations.


Mission St. Louis

3108 North Grand Boulevard, St. Louis, MO

“We build relationships to empower people to transform their lives. With relationship in hand, we have made a strategic set of programs available to the people we serve. These programs work together to address critical stages in the cycle of poverty, like high school graduation + recidivism. We walk alongside people as they work their way through our programs, empowering entire families to break the cycle of poverty.”  

Accepting monetary donations, as well as toys for the 2020 holiday season.


Our Little Haven

St. Louis, MO

Providing early intervention services for children and families who have been impacted by abuse, neglect, and mental or behavioral health needs.

There is a wide range of ways to donate and support Our Little Haven. See their website for more details!


Places for People 

4130 Lindell Boulevard, St. Louis, MO

Providing recovery based treatment for those struggling with mental illness or substance abuse.

Accepting monetary donations.


Ronald McDonald House St. Louis

3450 Park Avenue, St. Louis, MO

Providing a home-away-from-home for families of critically ill children in the St. Louis area.

In addition to monetary donations, they are in need of cleaning supplies, kitchen items, laundry supplies, and other miscellaneous items. See their website for specifics.


Safe Connections

2165 Hampton Avenue, St. Louis, MO

Helping those faced with relationship violence and sexual assault as they provide a myriad of services.

Accepting monetary donations.


Salvation Army St. Louis

1130 Hampton Avenue, St. Louis, MO

A Christian church and an international charity, helping those in need.

Accepting monetary donations.


Stray Rescue

2320 Pine Street, St. Louis, MO

Caring for animals that have been abused, neglected, or are simply unwanted.

Accepting monetary donations.



a stray dog in a cage


St. Louis Children’s Hospital

One Children’s Place, St. Louis, MO

Donations help St. Louis Children’s Hospital continue to make advancements in pediatric healthcare.

Accepting monetary donations.


St. Louis Winter Outreach

Providing assistance to the homeless population to protect them from the cold winter season. They provide blankets and shelter.

Accepting monetary donations, as well as blankets, gloves, socks, hats, and scarves.


Sweet Celebrations

577 Castle Ridge Drive, Ballwin, MO

Ensuring that children and teens faced with homelessness still are celebrated on their birthdays. 

Accepting monetary donations as well as party supplies, gifts, and various items listed on their website.


Veterans Community Project

Creating a community of tiny homes and access to support services to enable Veterans to get the resources necessary to return to a stable living.

Accepting monetary donations and gift cards.

Places to Volunteer

Circle of Concern

112 St. Louis Avenue, Valley Park, MO


Covenant House

2727 North Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO

Covenant House builds a bridge to hope for young people facing homelessness and survivors of trafficking through unconditional love, absolute respect, and relentless support. Our doors are open 24/7 in 31 cities across six countries and our high-quality programs are designed to empower young people to rise and overcome adversity, today and in the future.


a group of volunteers at the Covenant House in Missouri with the word “Volunteer” written beneath the photo
Photo courtesy of Covenant House Missouri Facebook Page


Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care

15450 South Outer 40 Drive, Suite 100, Chesterfield, MO

Create keepsake books for patients and their families through interviewing, gathering information, and scanning photos. Life journals will be printed, and presented to families.


Friends of Kids with Cancer

16 Sunnen Drive, Suite 161, St. Louis, MO

Volunteers help run errands and shop for needed items. In addition, the provide office help, assist with events, and deliver meals.


Great Circle

330 North Gore Avenue, St. Louis, MO

Many volunteer opportunities are available, including making Birthday in a Bag kits for kids who otherwise would not have a birthday celebration and making craft kits or personal hygiene kits for in-residence children.


Operation Backpack / Operation Food Search

1644 Lotsie Boulevard, St. Louis, MO

A great number of students rely on free or reduced cost meals at school during the week, especially during this time of COVID.  Operation Backpack supplies food for these students for the weekends, and could use help assembling and distributing backpacks.


Safe Connections

2165 Hampton Avenue, St. Louis, MO

Volunteer for their 24-hour crisis hotline. All training will be provided, a minimum of six hours a month of service is requested. Help is also needed to beautify outdoor spaces, work in their offices, or launch a special project based on your special skills that you can bring to them.


Santa’s Helpers, Inc

1401 Pierce Avenue, St. Louis, MO

“Santa’s Helpers, Inc. is a 100% volunteer-based non-profit organization serving St. Louis’s under-resourced and seriously ill children and their families. Santa’s Helpers touches the lives of over 2,200 children and their families every holiday season by purchasing, wrapping and delivering gifts for Christmas and Hanukkah to deserving children whose names are provided by local schools and social service agencies.”


St. Louis Area Foodbank

70 Corporate Wood Drive, Bridgeton, MO

Volunteer at a food pantry or soup kitchen. Volunteers are needed to help assemble gift baskets and to facilitate distributions.


metal shelves holding donated food for St. Louis Area Foodbank
Photo courtesy of St. Louis Foodbank Facebook Page