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Chapter Information

Care to Learn - Willard was established in 2011 as the 8th Care to Learn Chapter. It currently serves students in partnership with the Willard R-II School District.

In addition to providing health, hunger, and hygiene needs, the Willard Chapter also has clothing/hygiene banks on-site at their schools and a robust backpack program, providing 260 bags weekly for students. Additionally, it hosts a community food pantry for families and is often open on evenings, weekends, and during inclement weather to assist those in need.

  • Willard Community Food Pantry at 116 Mill Street - Open every Tuesday from 10AM - 2PM
  • Willard Mobile Food Pantry at Orchard Crest Baptist Church- Open the first Thursday of the Month at 10AM

The Willard Chapter also partners with several organizations in the community to raise funds for students in need. Each year, the Willard Chapter hosts a Turkey Trot to support students in garnering support for health, hunger, and hygiene needs and raising awareness for the local Chapter.

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Key Facts

Care to Learn - Willard

  • $268,347.53 = Total Amount Spent to Meet Students’ Needs
  • 65,805 = Total Number of Student Needs Met
  • $4.08 = Average Cost to Meet A Student’s Need

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Chapter Leadership

An elementary school classroom viewed from the back of the class with a teacher up front and children raising their hands

Meeting the Need

Care to Learn - Willard works with the Willard R-II 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 (PK – 6th)
Food pantry
Classroom snacks
Grocery vouchers


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

close up of students shoes

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