Benefitting Charities

Since its inception, Greater St. Louis Book Fair proceeds have benefitted local education and literacy programs for underserved individuals in the St. Louis community.

2016 Grant Recipients

  • Assistance League of St. Louis
    Books for Make a Difference Day and donations to six low income schools (Project Rose Shelters)
  • Cardinal Ritter Senior Services
    Foster Grandparent Program for books to work with special needs children in collaboration with Head Start Centers
  • Books for STL Kids (formerly First Book – St. Louis)
    Distributing new books to low income children
  • Gene Slay’s Boy’s and Girl’s Club
    Blue Print for Reading Success Program – Pay for reading tutors.
  • Haven of Grace
    Education evaluation and GED preparation for homeless young mothers and pregnant girls that are at-risk
  • Kingdom House
    After school academic enrichment for 60 low-income children whose families receive Family Support Services
  • MindsEye
    Radio and audio book programs for blind and visually impaired listeners; provides cost-free access to programs which reach 13,000 individuals with sight problems
  • Our Lady’s Inn
    Books for pregnant women and their children in St. Louis and St. Charles
  • Parents as Teachers–Normandy
    Home visits for Dialogic Reading Model instruction, parent-teacher-child reading activities and pre-reading strategies, distribution of 2,500 books
  • Ready Readers
    Provides books and trained volunteers to read children’s literature to more than 8,700 low-income preschool children
  • St. Louis Area Women Religious Collaborative Ministries
    English Tutoring Project – Helps immigrant students with expansion into St. Charles County
  • St. Louis County Library Foundation
    Gift of Reading Program in the Normandy School District pre-school and kindergarten students
  • The L.I.F.E. Foundation
    Provides traveling library of multi-cultural books to underserved St. Louis

2015 Grant Recipients

  • Haven of Grace
    GED Preparation for Homeless Young Mothers & At-Risk Pregnant Girls
  • Kingdom House
    Academic Enrichment for Low-Income Children
  • Parent as Teachers - Normandy
    Parent-Teacher-Child Reading Activities and Pre-Reading Strategies
  • Ready Readers
    Reading Volunteers Servicing Low-Income Pre-Schoolers
  • St. Louis Area Women Religious Collaborative Ministries
    English Tutoring for Immigration Students
  • St. Louis Library Foundation
    Gift of Reading Program - Normandy School District
  • Youth Learning Center
    Master Class Academic Enrichment Program for Underserved St. Louis Communities