For over 50 years, LifeWise StL has celebrated the spirit of the holiday season through our Holiday Market. Serving hundreds of families who have participated in programming over the past year, the Market offers low-cost, carefully curated NEW household and clothing items, as well as age-appropriate toys. Our aim is to strengthen and encourage families who have made progress or achieved goals they set through program participation while connecting them with the generosity of our donors.

This year’s Holiday Market will run from December 2-9, 2022 (including set-up and take-down) at the 12th and Park Recreation Center.


Spread a little cheer during LifeWise StL’s Holiday Market December 2-9, 2022. Volunteer opportunities associated with this affordable holiday market include set-up (which includes transforming a gym into a retail space, complete with tables and clothing racks); filling the store with gifts (clothes, toys, books, bikes, etc.); and also serving as personal shoppers, cashiers, and someone to help participants out to their vehicles with their purchases.


If you are interested in donating gifts for the Holiday Market, please download a suggested donations list or view our Amazon Wish List. All items must be new and unwrapped. Donations can be dropped off at LifeWise through December 2. Starting December 3, donations can be dropped off at the 12th and Park Recreation Center. (We gratefully accept donations year-round.)

Location & Parking

The Holiday Market will be held at the 12th and Park Recreation Center, which is located at 1410 S Tucker Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63104. On shopping days (12/7 and 12/8), we ask that volunteers park at LifeWise StL in order that Recreation Center parking spaces can be utilized by shoppers/participants.

Contact Us

Volunteers:  Dan Richter, or (314) 627-1233

Donors:  Jennifer Weston, or (314) 627-1225

Participants:  Sarah Caldera Wimmer, or (314) 260-6382