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Annie Malone Children & Family Services

2612 Annie Malone Drive • St. Louis, MO 63113

Office: 314-531-0120 | Fax: 314-531-0125

© 2018 Annie Malone Children & Family  Services


SINCE 1994

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May Day Parade To Be Rescheduled; Activities Added

As they say in Hollywood, "The Show Must Go On!" Unfortunately, the health and safety precautions in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic have forced us to re-evaluate our plans for the 110th Annual May Day Parade and Family Reunion Weekend scheduled for May 15-17, 2020. We are working diligently with the City of St. Louis, health department officials, and our planning team to reschedule the event as quickly as possible. We are looking forward to celebrating our St. Louis superstars and showcasing all of our parade participants. Of course we have a lot of details to work through but we will keep you posted as we confirm new dates and add new weekend activities. All information regarding our new date, new activities, and more will be sent to the email address we have on file for you and posted on our website. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please send an email


Be sure to check back for more details on our reschedule Family Reunion Weekend featurin the 100th Annual May Day Parade.

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5k Run for Kids is Now a Virtual Event! Join Us Online

The 2nd Annual Annie Malone Children and Family Services 5k Run for Kids scheduled for Saturday April 18, 2020 is going virtual! 

The health and safety measures that have been implemented to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus has forced us to change our plans for this year's 5k run. But you can still participate virtually! Join us from anywhere in the world and help us raise money to fight child abuse and neglect. You can register here.


Virtual runs are a great way to compete with friends and family from anywhere. Simply select a category and register, complete your 5k from anywhere between April 18, 2020 and May 18, 2020, submit your time online and watch your rank change throughout the race! All registrants will receive a commemorative t-shirt and medal by mail. Got questions? Email or call us at 314-531-0120.

This event is critical in our fundraising efforts to help keep kids safe but due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we are restricted from having the physical event, so virtual run it is!

Donate today! For just $20 you could help provide

cleaning supplies for a family in need during this crisis!

Annie Malone Seeks Public Support During Coronavirus Crisis

Shop Our Wish List at Amazon! Click Here to Order Supplies for Families

Annie Malone Children and Family Services is making an emergency appeal to the public for support as we provide care for clients and vulnerable members of the community who will be impacted disproportionately by the COVID-19 pandemic.


“Our agency, like many nonprofits and smaller businesses, operates with little wiggle room financially,” said Cozy Marks, Chairman of the agency’s Board of Directors. “This Coronavirus pandemic will significantly impact our ability to provide the services that our families trust us to deliver. We are doing everything we can to be prudent and responsible but we need the public's help in order to continue helping those most at risk.”


Annie Malone has set up donation stations for the public to drop of cleaning supplies and basic household items including towels and bed linens to be used in their residential facilities housing an average of 25 children on any given day. The agency is also seeking financial donations to help support program delivery and offset increased costs during the pandemic.


“Our cleaning and sanitation costs have escalated. Our food costs will rise tremendously because of the quarantine,” said CEO Sara Lahman. “We have to be able to deliver services as a social service agency. We are often the last hope for people and we need the public’s help to continue programs.”

Donations of cleaning supplies and household items can be brought to Annie Malone at 2612  Annie Malone Drive, 63113. Financial donations can be made online. Click here. Donations can also be mailed to 2612 Annie Malone Drive, 63113. In addition, Amazon shoppers can purchase items from our Wish List online and have the items shipped directly to Annie Malone. The Link to the Amazon program is:


Did you know?

In 1886 a group by the name of the Women Temperance Union decided to take on the issue of how “colored orphans” were treated in the St. Louis Community.  In 1888 the

“St. Louis Colored Orphans Home” was organized.

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