Archive - Efforts

Harmony House

Missouri’s second largest domestic violence shelter is here in our own backyard. As its needs have increased, so have its plans for the future.

Major Don’s Army

A 20-year Army veteran is helping bring smiles to the faces of Midwest children with cancer.

Smart Cookies Gala 2014

A delicious fundraiser features Girl Scout Cookies in a new way.

Voices of Reason

The Men’s Chorus of the Ozarks hopes to both entertain and educate its audience at its annual holiday concert.

Trek the Halls

The 18th annual Cup O’Cheer Homes Tour benefitting Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Ozarks opens hearts and homes for the holiday season.

The Classroom Gets a Makeover

This mobile nonprofit allows local artists to give back to their community.

Giving Meters

New giving meters created by local artists and sculptors decorate downtown Springfield—and they provide a way to help the homeless.

A Pledge for Kids

Organizers hope the Every Child Promise can reverse the trends toward poverty and child abuse in Springfield. Learn about the project, and find out how you can help out.

Helping Women Worldwide

The Women’s Empowerment Program at Convoy of Hope helps women in impoverished countries like Ethiopia start sustainable businesses that help them support their families—for the long haul.

The Big Year

With a new leader at the helm, the Junior League of Springfield is planning two big steps in its war against child abuse and poverty in 417-land.

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