100 Neediest

Go from ordinary to extraordinary
by helping those in need this holiday season.

Help Today

Give because you care. Give because you want to help. Give because it makes you feel good. Whatever the reason, please give. The local families in 100 Neediest Cases are real people with real needs. And without you, their holiday season will be so much tougher.

Read the 2016 cases in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch


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Adopt a Case

In addition to monetary gifts, donors can choose to adopt one of thousands of high need cases before Christmas to help address specific needs and brighten someone’s life during the holiday season.

Adopt a family or individual today.


Featured Case:

100 Neediest Featured Cases

Ms. A struggles to care for her adult disabled daughter. The daughter has cerebral palsy and cognitive delays. She requires 24-hour care for all her daily living needs. This past spring the mother lost her job when the elderly gentleman she worked for passed away. The family has been borrowing money from family and friends to pay their car note, utilities, gas and food.

Featured Case:

100 Neediest Cases -- Featured Case 2015

Ms. C has a 12-year-old daughter who “deserves the world.” She’s an honor roll student and very respectful, and she would love to give her the world, but doesn’t have enough income to give her anything but love. What funds she does have just covers their necessities.

Student Artwork

Each year, 100 Neediest Cases invites local artists at the high school and college level to submit a piece representing our mission. From hundreds of entries, judges chose 40 pieces of artwork that stood out.

View 2016 student artwork


How to help:

There are three simple ways to go from ordinary to extraordinary:

  1. Fastest and easiest way is to donate online.
  2. Call 314-421-6060 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on weekdays
  3. Or mail a check to:
    100 Neediest Cases
    P.O. Box 955925
    St. Louis, MO 63195-5925

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Every dollar raised for the 100 Neediest Cases program goes to help people. All administrative and fundraising costs are absorbed by United Way, the Post-Dispatch and more than 70 area social service agencies.