Assistance League of St. Louis announced the opening of 17 fully equipped closets in St. Louis Public Schools to provide basic clothing needs even more quickly to deserving children.
This delivery model will serve more than 4,800 elementary school students and is a new approach for this organization, which annually touches the lives or more than 44,000 St. Louisans and has provided help to deserving children and adults for more than 30 years.
Each school closet now has new coats, school uniforms, jackets, underwear, socks, hats, gloves and toiletry items. All schools will have a book event when each child will receive one or more books to keep. In addition, if requested, Assistance League volunteers will bring new shoes to participating schools. Through its program that delivers plush bears and activity kits to children in hospital emergency rooms and crisis centers, Assistance League is also providing plush bears and activity kits for each school closet.
Closets can now be found in these city of St. Louis elementary schools: Adams, Ames, George Washington Carver, Dunbar, Ford, Froebel, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lexington, Meramec, Monroe, Oak Hill, Gilkey Pamoja at Cole, Shaw, Shenandoah, Woerner and Woodward.