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Chapter Information

Care to Learn - Republic was established in 2010 as the 6th Care to Learn Chapter. It currently serves students in partnership with the Republic R-III School District.

In addition to serving health, hunger, and hygiene needs, the Republic Care to Learn Chapter also provides a robust weekend backpack program for students known as “Tiger Totes.”

The Republic Chapter also partners with several organizations in the community and hosts several fundraisers throughout the year to raise funds for students in need.

The Chapter also participates in Care to Wear community days and often offers the option for logo wear purchases.

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Key Facts

Care to Learn - Republic

  • $324,315.53 = Total Amount Spent to Meet Students’ Needs
  • 17,787 = Total Number of Student Needs Met
  • $18.23 = Average Cost to Meet A Student’s Need

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Meeting the Need

Care to Learn - Republic works with the Republic R-III School District to fill these health, hunger, and hygiene needs for students:

Doctor appointments
Dental care
Eye exam and glasses
Hearing services/equipment
Mental health services
Pest control services
Prescription assistance


Weekend food bags (Pre K – 6th)
Food pantry (7th – 12th)
Classroom snacks
Grocery vouchers


Clothing/Shoe voucher
Feminine products
Lice treatments
Laundry detergent
Laundry vouchers
Household cleaning supplies

The Republic Chapter provides weekend food backpacks to students in need every Friday. Backpacks included shelf-stable essentials and including breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack items to help students.

Upcoming Events

No events have been scheduled.

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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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