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Donation Drives


School Supply Drive

School Supplies


In partnership with the non-profit KidSmart, the School Supply Drive collects the necessary supplies for children to succeed in school. Items requested include pens and pencils, folders, pencil boxes, backpacks, notebooks, markers, glue, etc. Donations go to SLU-sponsored charter school, as well as KidSmart's Push for Pencils program, a community-wide effort in August that aims to better prepare the 90,000 St. Louis area schoolchildren who cannot afford these basic supplies when they return to school.

Yearly Dates: Mid-July thru Mid-August


Blue Santa Toy Drive

Blue Santa


The Blue Santa Toy Drive collects toys for SLU's annual Christmas at SLU celebration, where children from the local neighborhood are invited to come to campus for a night of holiday-themed games, activities, food, and a visit with Santa Claus when each child receives their own present. Toys are collected from University departments for children in primary school, with extra toys being delivered to St. Louis public schools, after school programs, and CSCE community partners.

Yearly Dates: Late-November thru Early December


Clothing and Toiletry Drive

Clothing and Toiletry Drive



As part of the University's Open Doors efforts to assist those experiencing poverty and homelessness in St. Louis, the Clothing and Toiletry Drive collects basic necessities from University departments to distribute during the Open Doors event. The greatest needs in the community include professional attire for job interviews, simple household items such as towels and linens, and hygiene items like soap, shampoo, and toothbrushes.

Yearly Dates: February

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