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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.

  1. What We Do
15 Years and Counting | Logo

Celebrate with Us!

15th Birthday Celebration

Thursday, April 6th

We’re turning 15 and we’d love to celebrate with YOU!

Since 2008, we’ve made it our mission to meet basic health, hunger, and hygiene needs and help students achieve success in school.

Along the way, we also want to help children celebrate the joy of being a kid, too.

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News and Updates

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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.

Learn More

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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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Mar 31

Cape Girardeau Chapter

Cape Girardeau Woodstock 2023

You are invited to join the Cape Girardeau Care to Learn Chapter once again for an evening of fun. Dust off your bellbottoms and throw on your love beads. It's going to be a far-out night!

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Apr 22

Ava Chapter

Ava R-I School Golf Tournament

Join Ava R-I School for their Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 22, 2023, to benefit Care to Learn - Ava!

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Apr 27

Republic Chapter

Care to Learn - Republic Luncheon

Join us for the Care to Learn - Republic Luncheon on Thursday, April 27, 2023 at the Brand New Republic School District Central Office Board Room!

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Apr 29

Nixa Chapter

Care to Learn Benefit With The Boy Band Review

Join Care to Learn Nixa for a Spring Benefit Concert featuring Boy Band Review held at the AETOS Center for the Performing Arts Meridian Title Performance Hall on Saturday, April 29, 2023. Tickets will be available for purchase soon!

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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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