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Being a kid can be pretty awesome, especially when all your basic needs are met. When they aren’t, they can feel really big. Find out what happens when Care ...

When Needs Feel Big

Being a kid can be pretty awesome, especially when all your basic needs are met. When they aren’t, they can feel really big. Find out what happens when Care to Learn partners with school districts to help out.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide immediate funding to meet emergent needs in the areas of health, hunger, and hygiene so every student can be successful in school.

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Our Impact

Helping Every Child Succeed

In 2008, Care to Learn started as a charity in Springfield, MO, with one goal: To fill the gaps for students in the areas of health, hunger, and hygiene and to help kids living in poverty. What started out as one school partnership has now expanded to 40+ communities and counting.

  1. What We Do

News and Updates

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Girl smiling with unicorn pjs and confetti

There's Something Magical About Unicorn Pajamas

December 7 | Andrea Harp

Find out Care to Learn helped share a little sparkle with one little girl who wanted to fit in with her classmates.

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Chapters Help Students Take On Fall & Winter

October 19

In Missouri, seasons can change in a snap, but Care to Learn Chapters are ready to go. They’re prepping for colder weather so students have what they need, no matter the time of year.

Krystal Simon and Chance Wistrom on stage Care to Learn School Soiree

Why 2023 School Soirée Gets An A+

September 23

It's really YOU that made the grade. We can't stop thinking about how much fun it was to gather together to support a cause that's close to our hearts.

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Care to Learn Celebrates Meeting 3 Million Needs

September 18

Care to Learn was founded in 2008 to help every child be successful in school. Now, 15 years later, Care to Learn is celebrating meeting over 3 million health, hunger, and hygiene needs.

Upcoming Events


Nov 5

Logan-Rogersville Chapter

Santa Claus is Coming to Logan-Rogersville!

Santa will be visiting two lucky homes in the Logan-Rogersville area.

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Sep 12

School Soirée 2024: Thursday Night Lights

Game On! We can’t wait for our 3rd Annual Care to Learn School Soirée on September 12, 2024. Will you join us?

Featured Partners

We’re able to meet the needs of more students every year because of our generous partners. Our local partners and sponsors support our mission by providing financial or in-kind donations, working with us on specific events, or helping to spread the word about Care to Learn.

We welcome the opportunity to work with you or your company. Contact us today and we will follow up.

Community Partners

  1. Community Foundation of the Ozarks Community Foundation of the Ozarks logo
  2. CoxHealth CoxHealth logo
  3. DMP DMP logo
  4. Mercy Mercy logo
  5. Pitt Technology Group Pitt Technology Group logo
  6. SMC Packaging Group SMC Packaging Group logo
  7. Bass Pro Shops logo Bass Pro Shops logo
  8. SGC Foodservice SGC Foodservice Logo
  9. Arvest Bank Arvest Bank logo
  10. Edward Jones Edward Jones logo
  11. Lacie & Roger Clark Lacie Roger Clark logo
  12. Reliable Lexus Reliable Lexus logo

Community Supporters

  1. SRC Holdings Corporation SRC Holdings Corporation logo
  2. Mostly Serious logo Mostly Serious logo
  3. Miller Commerce logo Miller Commerce logo
  4. Glenstone Square Glenstone Square logo
  5. Elite Promotions Elite promotions logo
  6. Brokate Janitorial logo Brokate Janitorial logo
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Make A Gift

Show you care by helping students to learn. You can support the Care to Learn mission and help kids all across the state be successful in school.

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