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Chapter Information

Care to Learn - Springfield was established in 2008 as the first Care to Learn Chapter. It currently serves students in partnership with Springfield Public Schools.

In addition to serving the health, hunger, and hygiene needs, the Springfield Care to Learn Chapter currently has a robust clothing closet program. Every school building has its own Care to Learn Closet, which is restocked monthly with brand-new clothing and hygiene items. In addition, Care to Learn - Springfield serves several school sites with on-site food pantries and emergency classroom snacks.

Care to Learn was born out of the Springfield Public Schools system and now serves school districts all over the state.

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Key Facts

Care to Learn - Springfield

  • $2,062,556.84 = Total Amount Spent to Meet Students’ Needs
  • 1,176,492 = Total Number of Student Needs Met
  • $1.75 = Average Cost to Meet A Student’s Need

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Chapter Leadership

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Meeting the Need

Care to Learn - Springfield works with the Springfield Public 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


Food pantries
Classroom snacks
Grocery vouchers


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

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Make a Gift

You can help make a difference today—every gift counts. See how you can support our mission and help kids in your area, and across the state, be successful in school.

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