Difference Makers



Better Life In Recovery

Monday, July 31, 2017

View Full Post   The mission of Better Life In Recovery (BLIR) is to deal hope and foster dignity for those who struggle with substance use and mental health issues through community service, awareness and education events that celebrate individuals in long-term recovery. They share stories of recovery to instill hope that people can and do recover and can live productive lives. They want to help foster dignity for those in long-term recovery by providing volunteer opportunities to better the community they live…


Lift Up Springfield

Friday, June 30, 2017

View Full Post     The mission of Lift Up Springfield is, “To remember what we are here for: To serve and care for our neighbors in need. To get rid of the red tape and get down to the business of providing good old fashioned…


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…


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,…