Difference Makers



The Gathering Tree

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

View Full Post       For over seven years, The Gathering Tree has been involved in various ways of helping the homeless in the downtown area of Springfield.   As a result of this experience and in an attempt to focus on a few specific challenges that are not addressed by other entities The Gathering Tree reopened February 1, 2016 at the Vineyard Church building. To accomplish these goals, The Gathering Tree has established, in a building near downtown, a "Coffee Shop/Library" type of atmosphere that is warm, friendly…


Foster Adopt Connect

Sunday, April 30, 2017

View Full Post     Foster Adopt Connect (FAC) is a comprehensive support and advocacy center for abused and neglected children and the families caring for them. This unique organization was created by foster and adoptive…


Senior Foundation of the Ozarks

Friday, March 31, 2017

View Full Post   Through advocacy, encouragement and financial assistance, the Senior Foundation of the Ozarks strives to strengthen opportunities and services for seniors in Southwest Missouri. They have a mission to…


Stars 4 Autism

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

View Full Post     Stars 4 Autism likes to hold speaking engagements for large groups to inform about Autism. Understanding the sensory needs of someone that has Autism is beneficial in many different fields. They provide…


Springfield Dream Center

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

View Full Post     The Springfield Dream Center exists to provide help and hope to Springfield. They have multiple programs that help families make steps forward such as a food pantry, clothing bank, counseling, after…


Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks

Saturday, December 31, 2016

View Full Post   The mission of BBBS is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.


GO:61

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

View Full Post   The mission of GO 61 is to bring a hope and a future to people who live in exploited and oppressed situations.


Lutheran Family and Children's Services of Missouri-Southwest

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

View Full Post   LFCS began in 1868, in the wake of the Civil war, as a promise to a dying soldier to take care of his surviving son. Ninety-nine years later, what blossomed into an orphanage was eventually sold as a society,…


American Red Cross

Saturday, October 01, 2016

View Full Post   The American Red Cross has served the people of Kansas City and Western Missouri for more than 100 years. Their mission is to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. They provide response to disaster victims, emergency communications for military families, preparedness information, international tracing services, and training in first aid, CPR and water safety.


Pregnancy Care Center

Thursday, September 01, 2016

View Full Post   Pregnancy Care Center opened its doors in the year 2000. Their goal is to help young women and men throughout Southwest Missouri who are facing an unplanned pregnancy. They offer free pregnancy testing, limited ultrasound and information on pregnancy options.