Difference Makers

Difference Makers highlights area organizations that are making a big impact in our communities.

Lift Up Springfield

Friday, June 30, 2017

View Full Post     The mission of Lift Up Springfield is, “To remember what we are here for: To serve and care for our neighbors in need. To get rid of the red tape and get down to the business of providing good old fashioned…

The Gathering Tree

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

View Full Post     For over seven years, The Gathering Tree has been involved in various ways of helping the homeless in the downtown area of Springfield.   As a result of this experience and in an attempt to focus on…

Foster Adopt Connect

Sunday, April 30, 2017

View Full Post     Foster Adopt Connect (FAC) is a comprehensive support and advocacy center for abused and neglected children and the families caring for them. This unique organization was created by foster and adoptive…

Senior Foundation of the Ozarks

Friday, March 31, 2017

View Full Post   Through advocacy, encouragement and financial assistance, the Senior Foundation of the Ozarks strives to strengthen opportunities and services for seniors in Southwest Missouri. They have a mission to…

Stars 4 Autism

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

View Full Post     Stars 4 Autism likes to hold speaking engagements for large groups to inform about Autism. Understanding the sensory needs of someone that has Autism is beneficial in many different fields. They provide…

Springfield Dream Center

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

View Full Post   Providing help and hope to Springfield.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks

Saturday, December 31, 2016

View Full Post   The mission of BBBS is is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

View Full Post   The mission of GO 61 is to bring a hope and a future to people who live in exploited and oppressed situations.

Lutheran Family and Children's Services of Missouri-Southwest

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

View Full Post   Lutheran Family and Children’s Services of Missouri (LFCS) is a not-for-profit social services organization serving the State of Missouri. The organization has been in existence since 1868, when it was founded as a residence for children left homeless after the Civil War.

American Red Cross

Saturday, October 01, 2016

View Full Post   The American Red Cross has served the people of Kansas City and Western Missouri for more than 100 years. Their mission is to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. They provide response to disaster victims, emergency communications for military families, preparedness information, international tracing services, and training in first aid, CPR and water safety.