Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities:

Help with various tasks in our office
Contact KaitlynP@annieshope.org for more information
Facilitate our upcoming June Family Support Group sessions on Wednesday nights
Contact LindsayR@annieshope.org for more details
Serve dinner at Family Support Groups. 
Please fill out the form with your available dates. CLICK HERE
Contact LindsayR@annieshope.org for more information
Attend our next Volunteer Training – Saturday, August 17, 2024
Contact KaitlynP@annieshope.org for applications

Important Dates:

Children’s Grief Awareness Day – Thursday, November 21, 2024
Hope & Healing Gathering – Friday, December 6, 2024

Please view our 2023-2024 Organizational Sponsors on the home page.

Donate Now

Children's Grief Awareness Day is the third Thursday of November each year. You can share the word that KIDS' GRIEF MATTERS by wearing blue and encouraging your co-workers, family and friends to do the same.

Did You Know?

Annie’s Hope never charges families for our services. We do not receive any government or United Way funding.

We must raise every dollar, every year!

Your gift – big or small – makes a difference for St. Louis grieving kids!

Would you like to make a lasting investment to protect Annie’s Hope into the future?

Consider this:

– Make a donation to the endowment funds benefitting Annie’s Hope: Annie Carter Mersmann Memorial Fund or Annie’s Hope Fund.

– Designate Annie’s Hope as a beneficiary of your life insurance, will, trust, retirement plans, appreciated securities, or real estate.

– Donate stocks and bonds to Annie’s Hope.

For further assistance, contact Becky Byrne, Executive Director, at (314) 965-5015 Office, 314-368-1818 Cell, or kidsgriefmatters@annieshope.org.

Perennial Club

Our Perennial Club members recognize the needs of grieving kids and demonstrate their compassion EVERY single month!

Perennial Club

Investors for grieving kids and their families who donate monthly or on a recurrent pattern throughout the year.

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Designate Perennial Club on your check or online payment.  For more information, contact Becky Byrne, Executive Director, at kidsgriefmatters@annieshope.org.

Be A Sponsor

Organizational Sponsors are local businesses that recognize KIDS' GRIEF MATTERS!
2023 Organizational Sponsors


V Three Studios, LLC


Accent Group Solutions

Villa Lighting Supply



Plaza Advisory Group, Inc.

Safety National



City Rent A Truck

Rottler Pest Solutions



Baue Funeral Home

Blattel & Associates

Great Southern Bank

Schrader Funeral Home & Crematory


If you or your company would like to be one of our organizational or event sponsors, contact Amy Benner LaBelle, Philanthropy Director, at AmyL@annieshope.org.


Did You Know?
Last year Annie's Hope volunteers worked 17,910 hours to help St. Louis-area grieving kids?!

Annie’s Hope loves our volunteers!

We couldn’t do what we do without your generous gifts of time and talents. We are always looking for volunteers for our programs, fundraising efforts, marketing initiatives, Board of Directors, and office support.

Interested in being a trained volunteer facilitator for programs (Family Support Groups, School Support Groups, Teen Retreats and Horizons – our anticipatory grief program)?

Learn more here:

Family Support Group Volunteer Description
Horizons Volunteer Description
School Support Volunteer Description
2024 Volunteer Training & Expectations

Click here for a program volunteer application.

Would you like to join us at Camp Courage or Camp Courage – Teens, our summer camps for grieving kids?  

Camp 2024 Volunteer Application

Interested in volunteering in the office or for fundraising or marketing events? Maybe a position on our Board of Directors? 

Click here to share with us your areas of interest.

Interested in an internship with Annie’s Hope?

Check out the job description here.

Click here for Intern & Practicum Student Application.

For questions, contact Kaitlyn Paton, Program Director, at KaitlynP@annieshope.org.

Want to explore volunteering more?

Contact Kaitlyn Paton, Program Director, at KaitlynP@annieshope.org.

Young Professional Board

Children with unresolved grief are nine times more likely to drop out of high school.

Young Professional Board Members

Young Professionals of Annie’s Hope are individuals 21 and over with a passion for serving kids, and who want to enhance fundraising and awareness efforts of Annie’s Hope. For more information, contact Amy LaBelle at amyl@annieshope.org.

Wish Lists

Support the kids of Annie’s Hope by donating in-kind items from our wish lists.

We’re constantly updating our wish lists to align with the current needs within our programs. Check out the supplies listed on Amazon: Wish List.

Would you like to add a book to our Community Resource Library? Check out our book wish list here.

For complete up-to-date wish lists or further information, please contact Amy LaBelle, Philanthropy Director, at AmyL@annieshope.org.

Ways to Give

Annie’s Hope has 50% state tax credits for donations to support projects approved by the Missouri Department of Economic Development. Contact Amy LaBelle for guidelines and requirements.

We are pleased to offer a variety of avenues for individuals, corporations, and organizations who wish to care for grieving kids. If you have questions, please contact our office.

Give through Bill Pay
100% of your gift goes directly to grieving kids on account of no processing fees.
Give by Check
100% of your gift goes directly to grieving kids on account of no processing fees.

You can mail your gift to:

Annie’s Hope
1333 W. Lockwood, Suite 104
St. Louis, MO 63122

Give through Facebook
100% of your gift goes directly to grieving kids on account of no processing fees.
Give Online
Your generous gift helps keep Annie’s Hope the special place that it is – thank you!

Annie’s Hope is a 501©3 organization. We accept Visa, Mastercard, and Discover. Your gift will be immediately confirmed via email and acknowledged through the mail shortly thereafter. Thank you for your gift!

Please click here to donate!

Give by Phone
We are happy to take your credit card gift over the phone.

Please call Becky Byrne, Executive Director, at 314-965-5015 Office, or 314-368-1818 Cell.

Give Hope with Lemongrass

Shop to donate to grieving kids!

“Give Hope with Lemongrass” continues! This on-going fundraiser is intended to encourage self-care. Lemongrass Spa offers skincare, hair, body, lip, beauty, and spa products. The effort is hosted by Lisa Dinga, loyal Annie’s Hope supporter and volunteer for 15+ years, Lisa Dinga. Thanks to her generosity, Annie’s Hope receives 10% of every purchase.

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