Annie’s Hope is preparing for our 9th annual evening of chocolate tasting. The Chocolate Affair returns on April 15th, 2023, and it will be better than ever! This year, we are partnering with Willow, an elegant city venue that offers seating for all guests, savory appetizers served butler-style, and full bar service. As always, 100% of proceeds help Annie’s Hope provide FREE grief support programs for local kids and families.

Click HERE to learn more and purchase tickets.

The programs of Annie’s Hope are funded solely through private donations, grants, sponsorships, and special events. Over the next 12 months, we will raise funds through three major special events, plus third-party events hosted by generous friends of Annie’s Hope.

News & Events Calendar

"Life just gets complicated after a death...my group allowed me to speak my mind and opened my eyes that I'm not alone." - Damion, 15
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      1 2Family Support GroupsFamily Support GroupsTime: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Weekly Support Groups for parents/guardians, children & teens. Meets 8 Thursday evenings.
Dinner at 6 PM, support group 6:30 - 8 PM.
January 26 - March 16
Annie's Hope
1333 W. Lockwood
St. Louis, MO 63122
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5 6 7 8 9Family Support GroupsFamily Support GroupsTime: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Weekly Support Groups for parents/guardians, children & teens. Meets 8 Thursday evenings.
Dinner at 6 PM, support group 6:30 - 8 PM.
January 26 - March 16
Annie's Hope
1333 W. Lockwood
St. Louis, MO 63122
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12 13 14 15 16Family Support GroupsFamily Support GroupsTime: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Weekly Support Groups for parents/guardians, children & teens. Meets 8 Thursday evenings.
Dinner at 6 PM, support group 6:30 - 8 PM.
January 26 - March 16
Annie's Hope
1333 W. Lockwood
St. Louis, MO 63122
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19 20 21 22 23Family Support GroupsFamily Support GroupsTime: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Weekly Support Groups for parents/guardians, children & teens. Meets 8 Thursday evenings.
Dinner at 6 PM, support group 6:30 - 8 PM.
January 26 - March 16
Annie's Hope
1333 W. Lockwood
St. Louis, MO 63122
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Fundraising & Awareness Events

"Annie's Hope genuinely wants to help each and every child that walks through their doors. Thank you for helping me and countless others!" - Jack, 16

2023

The Chocolate AffairSaturday, April 15th

Give STL Day  – Thursday, May 10th

Collette Moreno Memorial Golf TournamentSunday, August 27th

Children’s Grief Awareness DayThursday, November 16th

Giving TuesdayTuesday, November 28th

In the News

"At Annie's Hope I learned it's okay to tell people what happened and how to share my feelings." - Cameron, 10

eNewsletters:

Grief Matters – Winter 2019

Grief Matters – Fall 2018

Grief Matters – Summer 2018

Grief Matters – Spring 2018

Grief Matters – Winter 2018

Grief Matters – Fall 2017

Grief Matters – Summer 2017

Grief Matters – Spring 2017

Grief Matters – Winter 2017

Grief Matters – Fall 2016

Grief Matters – Summer 2016

Grief Matters – Spring 2016

Media Clips:

Carol Felzien of the Community News interviews Becky Byrne focusing on the overarching importance of viewing grief as a public health crisis.

Jenny Lisk of the Widowed Parent Podcast interviews Nicole Rhodes about the Annie’s Hope programs and services for bereaved kids.

Don’t miss Camp Courage…Goes Virtual “No Talent Show”!

Meredith Wendling interviews Becky Byrne on the mission at Annie’s Hope.

Kay Quinn with KSDK Channel 5 interviews Nicole Rhodes on kids’ grief.

Interview with Brandon Mitchell and son, Riley, on their grief story and experience at Annie’s Hope.

“St. Louis on the Air” segment of KWMU NPR Station: interview with Becky Byrne and previous mission family and current volunteer, Brandon Mitchell and his son Riley.

KSDK Channel 5 story about Annie’s Hope’s birthday party/open house to celebrate 20 years of service to grieving families – November 11, 2018.

Old Newsboys story about Annie’s Hope – November 16, 2017.

KSDK Channel 5 story about the increase in maternal deaths by Kay Quinn, featuring the David Briesacher family – November 13, 2017

New Country, 92.3 FM “Talk of the Town” interview with Becky Byrne by Laura Beakley, October 22, 2017.

Hubbard Radio “Talk of the Town” interview with Becky Byrne by Laura Beakley, October 20, 2016.

Young Professional Board Member, Rashida Dinehart, shares her story about the impact of Annie’s Hope, August 8, 2016.

Annie’s Hope’s own Josh Jackson performs his song, “I’m Going to Miss You.”

KSDK Channel 5 “Making A Difference” segment by Mike Bush – April 2015

“Show Me St. Louis” – Annie’s Hope Chosen As Vinson Mortgage’s Charity of Choice for June 2015

STL Parent Magazine July 2015

Y98 FM “Annie’s Hope: Grief During the Holidays” December 2014

Maplewood-Richmond Heights Middle School Raises Awareness for Grieving Kids November 2014

Fox2 Now shares the news about Annie’s Hope and the 3rd Annual Kids in Candy Land July 12, 2014

STL Parent Magazine – Cassie’s Grief Journey January 2014

ESPN E:60 – Camp Erin October 2013

MTV Made – Angie Tozer, Pageant Queen’s Grief Journey December 2011

NBC Nightly News – Camp Erin November 2010

Fundraising & Awareness Events Photo Gallery

"I'm happy when I talk about my mom." - 6 year old Braeden who attends a school-based grief support group.