Archive - Efforts

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.

Camp with a Cause

Kids Across America, one of the nation’s largest camps for urban youth, calls the Branson area home. Learn how it’s doing its part to give bright futures to young people across the country.

Bringing Back the Birds

A Joplin organization is working to help the city rebuild its natural beauty.

Lucky Paws

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a feast benefiting the Humane Society.

Just a Click Away

A new website allows 417-landers to donate to local charitable projects.

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    Equipped with growling bellies and full tanks of gas, we sent four writers on a mouthwatering...
  2. What it Feels Like
    We found 417-landers willing to tell their stories of surviving a plane crash, looking at the...
  3. Steelville
    The perfect fall getaway is located about 140 miles northeast of Springfield.
  4. Ocean Zen Cooking Class
    Chef Johnson Tan takes us on a culinary cruise featuring Ahi tuna, bacon-wrapped jumbo scallops,...
  5. 2015 SPS Hall of Fame Honorees
    The 2015 Springfield Public Schools Hall of Fame honorees have dedicated their lives to helping...
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