Making St. Louis a cleaner, greener, better place to live!

Dedicated to cleaning, greening St. Louis since 1982

At Brightside St. Louis, our mission is to improve the quality of life in our community by educating, engaging and inspiring St. Louisans to make our region cleaner, greener and more environmentally sustainable.

From graffiti removal to our sustainable Demonstration Garden to the daffodils that sprout their blooms all around town, Brightside St. Louis is the city’s oldest and most comprehensive nonprofit cleaning and greening organization. Check out our work to grow an even more beautiful St. Louis!

Brightside is funded through donations from individuals, companies and foundations and by a grant from HUD and the St. Louis Community Development Administration.

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Making STL Better for 40 Years!

We can’t be thankful enough for the 6,000+ volunteers who joined in Brightside projects this year to clean up and beautify St. Louis!

Not only did you help us celebrate 40 years of cleaning and greening, you helped improve the quality of life across STL.  Here’s what we accomplished together:

  • Vital habitat restored for bees, butterflies and other pollinators at 13 neighborhood gardens with 1,400 native perennials, 215 grasses and sedges, 46 shrubs, 7 trees and 1,620 daffodils and tulips.
  • Green spaces beautified with 120,000 flowers and 40,000 daffodils.
  • Graffiti removed from more than 1,800 vandalized homes, businesses, schools, churches and public spaces.
  • More than 11,500 trash bags filled with litter and debris.

We don’t know what else to say, but, “Wow!!”  Support from Brightside friends like you continues to shine through and strengthen our community!

With 2022 nearly to a close, there is still time to make a tax-deductible donation.

Donating is safe and easy online through the Brightside website via PayPal.  Be sure to select “Pay with debit or credit card.”  Or, you can mail your donation directly to Brightside St. Louis, 4646 Shenandoah Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110.

Please know that every donation to Brightside directly supports our cleaning and greening programs to make St. Louis more beautiful and vibrant.

Thank you for choosing to support Brightside!

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