Care to Learn - Cape Girardeau was established in 2014 as the 19th Care to Learn Chapter. It currently serves students in partnership with the Cape Girardeau Public Schools.
In addition to filling health, hunger, and hygiene needs, the Care to Learn - Cape Girardeau has a robust backpack program, providing more than 300 backpacks a week (on average). The Chapter also works to provide students access to a summer backpack program.
The Care to Learn - Cape Girardeau Chapter also hosts a large annual fundraising event in the spring to raise funds for the Care to Learn mission. In 2022 this event was known as Havana Nights!
Care to Learn - Cape Girardeau
- $279,459.60 = Total Amount Spent to Meet Students’ Needs
- 52,576 = Total Number of Student Needs Met
- $5.32 = Average Cost to Meet A Student’s Need
Meeting the Need
Care to Learn - Cape Girardeau works with Cape Girardeau Public Schools to fill these health, hunger, and hygiene needs for students:
Eye exam and glasses
Mental health services
Pest control services
Weekend food bags (Pre K – 6th)
Food pantry (7th – 12th)
Household cleaning supplies
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.