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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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Care to Learn Celebrates Meeting 3 Million Needs

September 18 | Andrea Harp

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.

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SRC 40th Anniversary Photo with Krystal Simon, Jack Stack and Doug Pitt.

Back-to-School Basics & A Word from Jack Stack

August 29

One minute it’s summer, and the next it’s time to schedule haircuts, doctor’s appointments, and grab last-minute supplies and clothes. We can meet these needs because we have some amazing partners. [Find out what the President & CEO of SRC Holdings Corp. Jack Stack had to say].

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Shoes that Shine

June 17

Whether it’s the start of the school year or heading into summer, the right pair of shoes makes all the difference.

Girl in brown sweater smiles at camera

Top 15 Items That Change Students’ Daily Lives

March 20

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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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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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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