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Warm for Winter

January 8 | Andrea Harp

"It's mine to keep?" After receiving a winter gift, one student was in shock that it was now hers to call her very own.

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Helping Jack* Join Graduation

May 22

Earlier this year Jack was a high school student in a local Missouri school district without a safe place to sleep. Now, he’s officially a graduate and on to a bigger and brighter future, thanks to the help of a caring school leader named Maggie.*

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Introducing The Secret Hero Project

March 27

$200 means a lot — especially if you are a middle or high school student. That's why Care to Learn wanted to find a special way for Springfield Public Schools staff to give this money to 150 students who needed a little extra boost.

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Shop With A Hero Highlights

February 15

An electric toothbrush. Sparkly pink shoes. Camo pants. A brand new pillow. These are just some of the purchases made on February 3, at Care to Learn’s 9th Annual Shop with a Hero event. Take a peek at some of the other key highlights from one of our favorite days of the year.

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Love in Action

February 7

Deodorant may not seem like much; but to one teen, it was everything. One intentional act of love brought him to tears.

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There's Something Magical About Unicorn Pajamas

December 7

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.

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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.

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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