Through community engagement, we can unite to make a difference in the St. Louis Region. This year, we’re proud to offer volunteer opportunities to give back to the community by partnering with The United Way of Greater St. Louis.

Thank you to those employees who helped us assemble Dental Hygiene kits & Reading Pocket Buddies!

Tuesday, Oct. 25 & Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022

Thank you to those employees who attended our service events on the Danforth and Medical School campuses in late October to help us make 150 “reading pocket buddies” and 200 “smile kits”, which were distributed to children and women in need around St. Louis. Even a small act of service that promotes childhood literacy and healthy dental hygiene are ways we can provide meaningful impact for the larger community in which we all live.

Two women stuffing dog stuffed animals for kids in need in St. Louis

Washington University Community Stories

As part of our Caring for the Community initiative, we continue to build and strengthen community partnerships with non-profit organizations in St. Louis. Read stories of how members of the WashU community embrace and encourage civic engagement with their family, friends and colleagues.

United Way Volunteer Spotlight: Wilmetta Toliver-Diallo

The Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition operates on the belief that every child deserves a place to call home. This could be through adoption, or by creating a stable and safe environment for youth in foster care. They provide programs to serve families, youth in foster care, and advocacy efforts so that every child has a chance […]

I love being a member of such a generous community as St. Louis. It’s a collective win when those in our community in the most need can find the support to thrive. We each can do a little bit to raise up our region.”

Josh Walehwa, PhD