For over 50 years, LifeWise STL has celebrated the spirit of the holiday season through our Holiday Market (formerly called The Christmas Shop). The Market is our way of saying “Keep up the good work!” to our program participants who have been working hard over the past year. Serving hundreds of individuals, the Market offers low-cost carefully curated NEW household and clothing items, as well as age-appropriate toys. Our aim is to strengthen families while connecting them with the generosity of our donors.

This year’s Holiday Market will be held from December 6 – 13 (including set-up and take-down) at the Dunn-Marquette Recreation Center.


We are able to run a smooth and successful Holiday Market thanks to the efforts of volunteers. We greatly appreciate the help we receive! We have many individual and group volunteer opportunities available for this year’s Market. Opportunities include setting up, personal shopping (bilingual a plus!), organizing, greeting participants, packing up and more. All ages are welcome.

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If you are interested in donating gifts for the Holiday Market, please download a suggested donations list. All items must be new and unwrapped. Donations can be dropped off at LifeWise STL through December 6, or at the Dunn-Marquette Recreation Center on December 7 and 8. (We gratefully accept donations year-round.)

Location & Parking

The Holiday Market will be held at the Dunn-Marquette Recreation Center, which is located at 4025 Minnesota Avenue. Please park in the lot across from the front doors.

Contact Us

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

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

Participants:  Emily Stuart, or (314) 627-6380