Who We Are
The Little Bit Foundation is an army of supporters giving, serving and advocating for impoverished children in St. Louis. Our philosophy: when you remove the barriers to learning, you give a child hope for the future and empower them to reach their dreams. Through partnerships with area schools and serving as the backbone of distribution for programs that provide for students' essential needs, we are committed to having a positive impact on each student’s personal growth and self-esteem. We have impacted 33,000 students in St. Louis city and North County with this mission since our journey began in 2001. Read Our Story.
Going where the need is the greatest; working one-on-one with each child; delivering programs that help students stand taller, smile brighter and achieve their goals…this is what Little Bit is about. Yes, the need is great, but the passion of our staff, volunteers and friends is greater. Meet Our People.
The smiles, the laughter and the reassurance that what we are doing is helping students walk into the classroom with more confidence and ready to learn is a joy we are happy to share with each of our school partners. View Our School Partners.
What We Do
Our distribution model is one of a kind. At each of our partner schools, we establish Little Bit Boutiques, where students are visited weekly by a consistent team of volunteers, who deliver essential items and take time to engage and encourage each child. Additionally, Little Bit teams, at times in concert with program affiliates, organize literacy events, health and wellness screenings and education, and other integral programs to serve the needs of the whole child – body, mind and spirit.
Health And Wellness
Why Little Bit
Reports reveal that child poverty in the state of Missouri has risen 66% in the last decade, and in the city of St. Louis, impacts 42% of children. This means they likely come to school hungry and without a coat; they don’t have shoes that fit, have never seen a dentist or worn eyeglasses to correct a vision problem, and they have lives of constant change and crisis.
We are a partner that schools can rely on to fulfill the essential needs of students in order to improve their classroom attendance, engagement and focus. We are an expert in integrated delivery within school communities that can help other organizations expand their reach while providing services outside of our scope. And, we are a friend that will respect students’ dignity and be a consistent, caring presence in their lives.