Difference Makers

Difference Makers highlights area organizations that are making a big impact in our communities. Our Difference Makers special airs the third Saturday of the month at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.



The Kitchen

Monday, June 01, 2020

View Full Post   Founded in 1983, The Kitchen, Inc. has been serving the needs of impoverished and homless residents in the Springfield area. The organization operates a number of programs to provide food and shelter to low-income and homeless families. Joe Rios talks to CEO Meleah Spenser about The Kitchen in this month's Difference Maker podcast. Website: https://www.thekitcheninc.org/


Hack 4 Good Springfield

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

View Full Post   Want to put your coding skills to good use in your community? Join the annual Hack 4 Good event where teams compete while giving back to the community. Hack 4 Good Springfield has a quarterly “Hack Night”…


ATOP Outdoors

Saturday, February 29, 2020

View Full Post   ATOP Outdoors is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization that provides life changing events with adaptive equipment to get individuals into the great outdoors, whether it be hunting, fishing, or water skiing.…


Junior Achievement

Friday, January 31, 2020

View Full Post     Junior Achievement's Purpose is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. The envisioned future - what we aspire to become. Junior Achievement maintains an active vision,…


Children's Haven

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

View Full Post     Through the services provided, Children's Haven works to protect children, prevent child abuse and neglect, reduce family stress, and ultimately, keep families together. They provide a temporary…


Prosper Springfield

Saturday, November 30, 2019

View Full Post   Prosper Springfield exists to build an environment in which all members of the Springfield Community are able to measurably improve their lives!  Their mission is to build an environment in which all members…


Sleep In Heavenly Peace

Thursday, October 31, 2019

View Full Post   Sleep in Heavenly Peace had its start like many other charities, in a garage. It was Christmas time, a time of joy and happiness, a time of giving and love, but also a time of bitter, cold weather and…


Oasis Refuge, Inc.

Monday, September 30, 2019

View Full Post   Centrally located in the U.S., Oasis is a safe haven that offers the girls abundant opportunities for recreation, education, and life skills development. The home provides spacious bedrooms for survivors…


Music Therapy of the Ozarks

Saturday, August 31, 2019

View Full Post   Music Therapy of the Ozarks is a 501(c)3 organization committed to increasing the community's awareness of the benefits of music therapy. Increasing funding assistance for anyone who could benefit from…


Diaper Bank of the Ozarks

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

View Full Post   The Diaper Bank of the Ozarks is the storehouse supplying diapers to Partner Agencies. Partner Agencies distribute the diapers to the families in need. While the Diaper Bank supplies the needed diapers…