Care to Learn - Ozark was established in 2009 as the 3rd Care to Learn Chapter. It currently serves students in partnership with the Ozark R-VI School District.
In addition to serving health, hunger, and hygiene needs the Ozark Care to Learn Chapter also provides a robust weekend backpack program for students.
The Ozark Chapter also partners with several organizations in the community and hosts several fundraisers throughout the year to raise funds for students in need.
Care to Learn - Ozark
- $1,286,405.44 = Total Amount Spent to Meet Students’ Needs
- 155,948 = Total Number of Student Needs Met
- $8.25 = Average Cost to Meet A Student’s Need
Rinda is the Chapter Liaison for the Care to Learn - Ozark Chapter. She also serves as the Community Resource Coordinator for the Ozark R-VI School District.
As a Liaison for the Ozark Chapter, Rinda works within the Ozark R-VI School District to ensure student’s basic needs are being met and to raise funds to ensure Care to Learn – Ozark continues its mission.
Rinda is a huge advocate of Care to Learn and sees first hand the impact it can provide. She says, “We’re providing items to students that many of us take for granted; little things like shelf stable milk. Most of us have a gallon milk, but students in need don’t. This is a way to get food to kids who may not be able to access it any other way.”
Meeting the Need
Care to Learn - Ozark works with the Ozark R-VI School District 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
The Ozark 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.
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