In fiscal year 2018, the Society assisted over 344,000 people and provided more than $8.4 million in direct aid to those in need in the St. Louis metropolitan area. More than 3,600 trained volunteers provided an estimated 343,000 hours of volunteer person-to-person and thrift store service in 2018. One of the oldest and most well-respected charities in St. Louis, the Society is a proud member of the United Way of Greater 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.
Peter Richard Kenrick was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1806. After finishing college in Maynooth, Ireland, he was ordained in 1832. He travelled to...Read more