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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.

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Top 15 Items That Change Students’ Daily Lives

March 20 | Andrea Harp

Since 2008, 41 Chapters have met more than 2 million needs. We sat down with our Director of Operations, Jhasmine Watson, to learn more about these needs, which ones are most common, and how they impact students’ daily lives.

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Shopping for Valentines

February 13

Learn what heartwarming item Noah chose to buy with his Shop with a Hero funds.

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Hair Magic

January 18

Brand new. Sparkling clean. Beautiful. That is exactly how one little girl felt after receiving 3 simple items from Care to Learn. Find out what they were and how they turned her world around.

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Kids Lending A Hand

January 18

Check out these amazing kids supporting Care to Learn this past year.

Upcoming Events

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Sep 14

School Soirée 2023

We can’t wait for our 2nd Annual Care to Learn School Soirée on September 14. It’s going to be another A+ Night!

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Sep 16

Nixa Chapter

Nixa Chapter Boots & Bling 2023

Grab your boots, flannel (and a little bit of sparkle) and join us for an evening benefiting Care to Learn - Nixa.

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

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
  7. Bass Pro Shops logo Bass Pro Shops logo
  8. SGC Foodservice SGC Foodservice Logo
  9. Arvest Bank Arvest Bank 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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