Community Involvement

Assistance League of St. Louis and Fantastic Finds are proud members of 3 local Chambers of Commerce.
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           Waste Not Program Maximizes Donations to Community                                                                                                                                          
In 2016, Assistance League of St. Louis kicked off a new program called Waste Not. It is modeled after an Assistance League national program which helps ensure all donations to the organization are used to the greatestgood in serving individuals in our community.Many donated items that are not useable in our philanthropic programs or saleable at Fantastic Finds are given to other nonprofit organizations. These items are not to be resold for the benefit of the organization, but to be directly delivered to families and individuals in need.  The goal for Waste Not is the same as the goal for our other programs—to directly meet the needs of deserving children and adults in the St. Louis region.
In 2016, Assistance League of St. Louis donated more than $20,000 worth of goods to other nonprofits, including: Archdiocese of St. Louis’s Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation; Connections to Success; Gateway 180;Innovative Concept Academy; Jennings School District; Normandy Schools Collaborative; OASIS International Ministries; Our Lady’s Inn; Rockwood School District; St. Louis Public Schools; and Vashon High School’s Performance Improvement Programs.Examples of items we donate include children’s and men’s clothing; children’s items such as strollers, car seats, bikes, toys, books; and household items such as dishes, small appliances, pots and pans, glassware, pictures and lamps. Many items are contributed to us by area businesses, including Once Upon a Child, Miss Elaine and Elder Manufacturing.
Implementing Waste Not is yet another example of how Assistance League of St. Louis is striving to increase its already excellent 81 percent of funds returned to the community. This financial benchmark contributed to our organization recently earning the platinum award from GuideStar, which rates nonprofits on their transparency and accountability.  Fewer than one percent of GuideStar nonprofit members achieve the platinum award. Many thanks to all of our member volunteers, donors and community partners who make this good work possible.

                             

Ferguson-Florissant administrators pick up donations

 

Ferguson-Florissant administrators pick up donations

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

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Greatest thanks for supplying us with gas cards for our veterans in need. This will be a great asset to our program, helping to give a "hand up" to those who temporarily need assistance with transportation.
-from St. Patrick's Center