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Annie Malone

The Annie Malone Children & Family Service Center first opened its doors in 1888 as the St. Louis Colored Orphan’s Home. Helping St. Louis families for more than a century, the agency today has grown into a multi-service center in the community, addressing social and education needs of children and families in crisis and at-risk throughout St. Louis.

How to Support Annie Malone

Request Services

If you are in need of services please use this button below to reach our intake team. AM services are offered free of charge to our clients.

Donate Your Extra Items

Our programs and agency are entirely funded through donations and grants. If you would like to support our work and our clients, please click below.

Helping Hands

Annie Malone Children & Family Service Center would like to thank you for considering us for your volunteer service. The dedication of your time and talents will help the Agency accomplish its mission – to improve the quality of life for children, families, elderly and the community, by providing social services, educational programs, advocacy and entrepreneurship.

2024 May Day Parade Grand Marshal

Dr. Kendra Holmes, President & CEO
of Affinia Healthcare

Dr. Kendra Holmes is the President & CEO for Affinia Healthcare (effective January 1, 2023). The Affinia Healthcare Board of Directors first announced Dr. Holmes’ promotion in March 2022. The new role is also a historic one: Dr. Holmes is the first woman, and the first Black person, to be selected as the organization’s President and CEO in its 117-year history. 

Dr. Holmes joined Affinia Healthcare in 2003 as a pharmacist and worked her way to the organization’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. In that role, she oversaw health center operations including: radiology, laboratory, nursing services, security, WIC, maternal child, and services for unhoused citizens. She also spearheaded the health center’s most recent Joint Commission review which resulted in a Gold Award for its ambulatory care. Her previous roles also included director of pharmacy operations and directing the health center’s quality improvement and accreditation initiatives. 

Dr. Holmes received her bachelor’s and doctorate degrees in pharmacy at the University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis. She is also the recipient of the Community Health Centers Executive Management Fellowship from the Kansas University Medical Center. 

Actively involved in the community, Dr. Holmes has received numerous honors and accolades throughout her career. She serves on the University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis Board of Trustees and was a member of the 2015 St. Louis Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Class. She is the recipient of the St. Louis College of Pharmacy Distinguished African-American Alumni Award, the St. Louis American Foundation’s Excellence in Healthcare Award, St. Louis County NAACP Outstanding Healthcare Service Award, and 2022 Quality of Life Award from the St. Louis Mayor’s Office, among others.



The parade is our agency’s largest fundraiser with proceeds covering both direct program costs and operating expenses not covered by other sources of revenue. The Annie Malone May Day Parade is one of the oldest and largest parades in the area. In 1910, the first May Day Parade was held.

The parade for many years was held in north St. Louis, however as the size of participants and spectators grew, it was moved to Downtown St. Louis. Today, the parade has grown to be the 2nd largest African-American parade in the country.


First Student is Providing
FREE Transportation
to the May Day Parade

Thank You First Student!!!

Years of the
Largest African-American Parade in the United States
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The number one parade
in the region
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