This Year’s Charity


Our goal for Restaurant Week on The Hill is to help raise donations and community awareness about KidSmart St. Louis. There are more than 90,000 students in St. Louis who cannot afford basic school supplies like pencils, paper and crayons. KidSmart—Tools for Learning is a charity that helps these children succeed in school by providing free school supplies through KidSmart’s Free Store.

Charity donations from individuals and businesses help keep the shelves of KidSmart’s Free Store stocked with everything from crayons, markers and glue to business surplus items such as binders, envelopes and promotional items. Community volunteers stock the shelves, manage inventory and keep the free store running each shopping day.

Since opening in 2002, KidSmart has distributed more than $27 million in school supplies to more than 102,100 economically disadvantaged children in the area. There are still more than 90,000 students in desperate need of KidSmart services. KidSmart is proud of its financial stewardship. 92% of all product and monetary donations go directly toward our free store program. With your help today we can paint a bright tomorrow for thousands of area kids in need.


You can learn more about KidSmart at

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