Our Impact


In fiscal year 2020, the Society assisted over 264,000 people and provided more than $14.6 million in direct aid to those in need in the St. Louis metropolitan area. More than 3,500 trained volunteers provided an estimated 302,000 hours of volunteer person-to-person and thrift store service in 2020. The Society is one of the oldest and most well-respected charities in St. Louis. As a Catholic lay organization, an essential part of the Society’s work is to maintain the confidentiality and dignity of those being served, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or age.

Success Stories

Caring for a Couple in Cancer Crisis

Dan and Stacey, devoted parents to six children, found their lives suddenly upended when Dan was diagnosed with cancer. Despite both having stable jobs,...Read more

Baby Gordon's Health Crisis

You provided a lifeline of care

Sandy and Samuel's precious baby, Gordon, faced a sudden health crisis that plunged their world into turmoil. Little Gordon required urgent surgery, confining him...Read more

Jonita's Story

Breast Cancer Survivor

Jonita was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Medical treatments have limited her ability to work. She has never previously asked for help from anyone,...Read more

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