Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities:

Help with Various Tasks in our Office
Contact KaitlynP@annieshope.org for more information.
Attend our Volunteer Training – Saturday, July 9th
Contact CindyI@annieshope.org for applications.
Facilitate or Serve Food at our July Family Support Group Session – Wednesday nights from July 20th – September 7th
Contact KaitlynP@annieshope.org for more information. 

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: 

Early Giving (Give STL Day) – April 5, 2022

Give STL Day – May 5th, 2022

Children’s Grief Awareness Day – Thursday, November 17th

Giving Tuesday – November 29th

If you are interested in being a sponsor for any of these events, please contact AmyL@annieshope.org.

Please view our 2021 Organizational Sponsors on our home page.

Donate Now

Children's Grief Awareness Day is the 3rd Thursday of November each year. You can help to spread the word that KIDS' GRIEF MATTERS by wearing blue and encouraging your co-workers, family & friends to do the same.

Did You Know?

Annie’s Hope never charges families for our services. We do not receive any government nor United Way funding.

We must raise every dollar, every year!

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

Do you shop Amazon?

You can help the kids of Annie’s Hope simply by shopping smile.amazon.com.  Same items, same prices, same experience YET every purchase will generate a 0.5% donation from Amazon to Annie’s Hope.

Click here so you can favorite the direct link to Amazon Smile for Annie’s Hope.

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.

Giving Clubs

Our Giving Clubs are fun and easy. Simply make your gift...get a fun Annie's Hope item AND make an impact for local bereaved kids!

100 Wonderful Women of Annie’s Hope

Women that make a $100 annual gift will receive a “100 Wonderful Women of Annie’s Hope” tumbler.

100 Generous Gentlemen of Annie’s Hope

Men that make a $100 annual gift will receive a “100 Generous Gentlemen of Annie’s Hope” thermos.

200 Incredible Couples of Annie’s Hope

Couples that give a $200 annual gift will receive a pair of “200 Incredible Couples of Annie’s Hope” stemless glasses.

Perennial Club

Individuals or groups who donate funds in a consistent, repetitive, predictable pattern throughout the year will receive an Annie’s Hope gift.

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Designate the giving club name on your check or online payment.  For more information, contact Becky Byrne, Executive Director, at kidsgriefmatters@annieshope.org.

Be A Sponsor

Our Organizational Sponsors are local businesses who KNOW that KIDS' GRIEF MATTERS!
2021 Organizational Sponsors




Accent Group Solutions


MSG Jewelers

Plaza Advisory Group

Safety National

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Evergreen Vineyard & Nursery

Precision Daylighting, Inc.

Villa Lighting Supply

We are smiling for Andrea.



Baue Funerals*Crematory*Cemetery

Blattel & Associates

Bopp Chapel

Gourmet to Go

Great Southern Bank

In Loving Memory of My Friend, Patti Unland

On the Run by Wallis Companies

Schrader Funeral Homes & Crematory

Smoked by Grace – Mark McLean

If you or your company would like to be one of our organizational or event sponsors, contact Amy Benner LaBelle, Grants and Events 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, & 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 Groups volunteer job description
Horizons volunteer job description
School Support & Education volunteer job description
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?  

Apply here.

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

Click here for an application.

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 Katie Waters, Camp & Retreat Coordinator, at KatieW@annieshope.org.

Young Professional Board

Children with unresolved grief are 9x more likely to drop out of high school.

Young Professional Board Members

Maggie Bauer, Co-Chair


Beth Korte, Co-Chair

Community Volunteer

Crystal Flynn, Secretary

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Jesse Arcobasso

Edward Jones

Daphne Benzaquen

daph LLC

Alicia Firman

Special School District, St. Louis County

Drew Fisher

TOKY Branding & Design

Echo Jia

HBM Holdings

Katie Kirchner

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Hilary Mueller

New Chapter Coaching

Luke Pearl

St. Louis USBC

Christine Rogles

Lumen Technologies

Desiree Schmitz

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Young Professionals of Annie’s Hope are local professionals, ages 21+, who support the fundraising efforts of – and raise awareness for – Annie’s Hope.  For more information, contact Kennedy Wiegel, Marketing & Special Events Coordinator, at kennedyw@annieshope.org.

Wish Lists

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

As of July, all our programs returned to in-person delivery. Supplies used most often are 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, Grants & Events Director, at AmyL@annieshope.org.

Ways to Give

Annie’s Hope has Missouri tax credits awarded by the Department of Economic Development. Contact Amy LaBelle if you are interested in learning more.

We are pleased to offer a variety of avenues for our donors to support Annie’s Hope. If you have any 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 all about you taking care of yourself for a change.  Lemongrass Spa provides skincare, hair, body, lip, beauty, & a variety of spa products. It’s hosted by a loyal donor and volunteer for 15+ years, Lisa Dinga. Thanks to her generosity, Annie’s Hope will receive 10% of every purchase.

Shop Lemongrass

For further information, please contact KennedyW@annieshope.org.