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Murfin’s Market to host fundraiser for Ozark chapter of Care to Learn

Posted on October 22nd, 2017

http://www.news-leader.com/story/news/local/ozarks/2017/10/21/murfins-market-host-fundraiser-ozark-chapter-care-learn/781710001/

News-Leader staffPublished 6:58 p.m. CT Oct. 21, 2017 | Updated 9:25 p.m. CT Oct. 21, 2017

Murfin’s Market in Ozark will host Johnsonville’s “World Famous” Big Taste Grill on Friday, Oct. 27, to benefit the Ozark chapter of Care to Learn.

Everyone is invited to enjoy a fresh-off-the-grill Johnsonville bratwurst, a bag of Lay’s chips and a Coca-Cola for only $3 at the fundraiser. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., with 100 percent of the sales going to support the local chapter.

Care to Learn is one of the fastest-growing nonprofits in Missouri with a mission to provide immediate funding to meet emergent needs in the areas of health, hunger and hygiene so every student can be successful in school. Care to Learn has grown to 32 chapters, from southwest Missouri to St. Louis and from Kansas City to Cape Girardeau.

Seymour Care to Learn chapter launches kickoff event

Posted on October 21st, 2017

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To keep residents informed about the new Seymour Care to Learn chapter, a community launch event was held Friday, Oct. 6, at the Seymour YMCA.

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Community members learned more about Seymour’s new Care to Learn chapter, a nonprofit organization which seeks to meet health, hunger and hygiene needs for children, during its community launch event Friday, Oct. 6, at the Seymour YMCA.

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Boots and Bling: Above and Beyond

Posted on October 19th, 2017

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Boots and Bling: Above and beyond

Second annual event raises more than $40,000 for Care to Learn Nixa.

Chloe Skaar/Headliner News | Updated 3 weeks ago

The second annual Boots and Bling event managed to outshine the first — which was no small feat.

Last year, the inaugural event raised $28,000 for Care to Learn Nixa. On Sept. 16, Boots and Bling 2017 raised over $40,000.

Nixa Public Schools Superintendent Stephen Kleinsmith said the sizable profit reflects the community’s growing heart.

“We have a very caring community across the board and they seem to always step up to the plate and deliver a base hit when you present to them a true need,” Kleinsmith said. “And, in this case, we have been able to articulate and touch the hearts of many in regards to young people struggling for better health, hygiene and taking care of hunger.”

The credit, Kleinsmith said, goes back to the community and its character. For the second year in a row, the event far exceeded expectations. The hope for future growth continues.

“You can always find ways to continue to improve if you put in the time, energy and creative juice,” Kleinsmith said. “There’s not a whole lot of room (left) for growing that profit margin — I think we’re close to maxing out with this event, but I say that hoping to be proven wrong next year.”

Kleinsmith said expanding by another $12,000 could be a lofty goal for next year’s Boots and Bling, but he doesn’t think the community’s interest — and donations — for the “wonderful event” will cease.

Community members interested in the prosperity of Care to Learn Nixa are welcome at Boots and Bling. Tickets are $100 and proceeds, plus donations, all benefit Care to Learn Nixa.

Some guests donated items and prizes, which are raffled.

Care to Learn Nixa provides funds and supplies to assist local students with the proper health and hygiene they need to be successful in school. It provides vouchers for a variety of medical care and has a backpack program that sends students home on Fridays with a bag full of food for the weekend.

Annie Zimmerman, director of Care to Learn Nixa, said she and the planning committee — who began working out the event’s details in January — could not have been happier with the turnout. She’s received positive feedback from guests and supporters alike.

But the excitement is mostly for the students who will benefit, Zimmerman said. The increase in donations enables Care to Learn Nixa to serve students better, serve more students and make the program more convenient for students.

While some money will go toward piloting new projects, long-standing projects will get revamped.

“We are always looking for ways to improve the current school bag program,” Zimmerman said. “We want to try to use the healthiest food possible, but that can sometimes be more expensive. So we are hopeful this money will allow us to put the healthiest options in (the bags) to help students with nutrition as well.”

But, Zimmerman said, Care to Learn has its own supporters, too. And support for Care to Learn Nixa is support for students in need.

“Dave and Amy Koenigsfield, who allowed us to use (Laurel Arena) virtually free of charge, put in a tremendous amount of work; Amy is on the planning committee,” Zimmerman said. “They spend countless hours preparing. The venue itself kind of makes the event … (Care to Learn Nixa) is so grateful for all they do and their continuous support.”

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Back to School youth rally to be held Aug. 18 at Lilly Ridge Church to Benefit Care to Learn – Gainesville

Posted on August 20th, 2017

The Lilly Ridge General Baptist Church of Gainesville will host a Back to School youth rally Friday, Aug. 18, beginning at 7 p.m. The evening will include prayers for staff, students and community as the new school year begins. Snacks will be served after the event.

Area churches are asked to encourage their youth to attend this event. Parents are also invited. Pastors will pray for specific needs with the young people. “We want to lift up not only the students but staff, administration and board,” said organizer Linda Hannaford of Lilly Ridge Church.

The event will begin with performances by the Teen Harvest Youth Band from Ava and 14-year-old Gracyn Blackburn, a freshman at Gainesville High School, followed by guest speaker, Davin Friend. The theme of the event is “I am a child of God” using Galatians 3:26 as the scripture.

T-shirts featuring the “I am a child of God” theme will be sold at the event, with all profits going to the Gainesville chapter of Care To Learn, a program designed to help students with health, hygiene and hunger needs. Youth sizes and adult sizes up to XL are $10 each. XXL and larger are $12 each. Drawings will be held for T-shirts, CDs and other items. For more information, call Linda Hannaford at 417-543-3359.

http://www.ozarkcountytimes.com/news/article_551c2e1a-835c-11e7-9a46-bf9bdd1108b2.html

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View the eclipse, have a beer, help Care to Learn

Posted on August 20th, 2017

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Care to Learn is partnering with Mother’s Brewing and Mattax Neu Prater Eye Center to “Eclipse Poverty.” Care to Learn and Mother’s Brewing are hosting an event to safely watch the solar eclipse and work together to fight poverty. Proceeds from the solar eclipse viewing event will benefit Care to Learn to help meet the emergent health, hunger and hygiene needs of students.

The event will be on Mother’s Brewing Company lawn at 215 S. Grant Ave. from 11 a.m-7 pm. The cost is $10 at the gate and includes certified eclipse glasses and one special edition solar eclipse brew. Food will be available to purchase from Simply Delicious. There will be entertainment by Shaun Munday and Brandon Moore.

Peak viewing times in Springfield will be between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., with the peak being 1:13 pm.

http://www.news-leader.com/story/news/local/ozarks/2017/08/17/care-learn-offer-fun-and-safe-way-view-eclipse/577856001/

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Back to School Online Sustaining Donor Drive

Posted on August 1st, 2017

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Help support Care to Learn!

Become an online sustaining donor today!

Visit http://bit.ly/1IK9r9O to sign up now.

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Care to Learn Hiring for Two Positions

Posted on July 12th, 2017

Chapter Services Specialist – Springfield

Care to Learn is seeking a high-achieving Chapter Services Specialist- Springfield to work with the Springfield Public School District. The ideal candidate is a detail-oriented, problem solving, self-starter who likes to fundraise and manage multiple opportunities and challenges simultaneously. This position will work closely with Springfield Public Schools and donors to ensure the mission of Care to Learn is maximized and students can be set up for success. The successful candidate will be in charge of the day-to-day activities and operations for the Care to Learn – Springfield Chapter. This includes ensuring student needs are met effectively and efficiently, leading fund-raising and special events and utilizing Care to Learn policies and procedures. This position will report to the Executive Director of Care to Learn.

Responsibilities:

  • - Serve as a liaison between the Care to Learn state office and Springfield Public Schools (SPS)
  • - Lead fundraising and donor development for the Chapter, locate and apply for community grants and manage special events
  • - Cultivate and sustain relationships with school district personnel, donors, other service providers, faith-based institutions, educational institutions and the Advisory Council
  • - Lead all Advisory Council and fundraising meetings of the Chapter; work closely with SPS to assure compliance with Care to Learn’s policies and procedures
  • - Be in charge of all Care to Learn – Springfield’s operational practices in relation to SPS, making sure that each school within the district has the support and resources they need to meet their students’ needs
  • - Evaluate, quantify and make recommendations to the Executive Director of Care to Learn in order to increase the quality and quantity of services in a sustainable manner
  • - Raise awareness of Care to Learn and its work through appropriate public relations and marketing applications, including social media and appropriate networking
  • - Perform risk analysis and balance time-cost ratios to focus effort on the most appropriate activities with the highest chance of success
  • - Ensure that all activities are executed with adherence to best educational practices and nonprofit legal compliance with a mind toward Care to Learn’s goal of Best in Class
  • - Initiate and apply innovative approaches and techniques that support Care to Learn as the leader in the industry

Requirements:

  • - Proven project management experience
  • - Lead special event fundraising and donor relations for the Springfield Chapter
  • - Ability to fundraise and maintain donor relations
  • - Experience in education with development and strategy implementation knowledge
  • - Strong leadership and decision-making skills
  • - Excellent interpersonal and customer relations skills
  • - Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office, Excel required)
  • - Proven ability to work self-directed
  • - Minimum Bachelor’s Degree, with preference for Education, Business or Non Profit Management Degree

Candidate will be judged on:

  • - Job skills
  • - Understanding of the job, district culture, and nonprofit practices and governance
  • - Fit with the team
  • - Verbal and written communication
  • - Attitude and enthusiasm
  • - Responses to questions
  • - Preparation
  • - Professional appearance
  • - Appropriate body language
  • - Resume

More information and How to Apply

This position is full-time and is paid hourly. The schedule will typically be 8:00 to 5:00 Monday through Friday, with occasional nights and weekends. Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

We’re looking for someone who’s enthusiastic about Care to Learn’s mission of providing immediate funding to meet emergent needs in the areas of health, hunger and hygiene so every student can be successful in school.

Send your resume to Linda Ramey-Greiwe, Executive Director of Care to Learn at [email protected] by July 31.

 

Chapter Services Coordinator – Southwest Missouri

Care to Learn is seeking a high-achieving Chapter Services Coordinator- Southwest Missouri. The ideal candidate is a detail-oriented, problem solving, self-starter who likes to help fund raise and manage multiple opportunities and challenges simultaneously. This position will work closely with Chapters in Southwest Missouri to ensure the mission of Care to Learn is maximized and students can be set up for success. The successful candidate will be in charge of ongoing communication, interaction and operations for the Chapters of Care to Learn in Southwest Missouri. This includes ensuring Chapters meet student needs effectively and efficiently, coaching Chapters on fund-raising and special events and utilizing Care to Learn policies and procedures. This position will report to the Executive Director of Care to Learn.

Responsibilities:

  • - Serve as a coordinator between the Care to Learn state office and the Chapters of Care to Learn in Southwest Missouri
  • - Coach Chapters on fundraising and donor development, help Chapters locate and apply for community grants and manage special events
  • - Cultivate and sustain relationships with school district personnel and the Chapter Advisory Councils
  • - Attend Advisory Council and fundraising meetings of the Chapter; work closely with the Chapters to ensure compliance with Care to Learn’s policies and procedures
  • - Raise awareness of Care to Learn and its work through appropriate public relations and marketing applications, including social media and appropriate networking
  • - Be in charge of all Care to Learn Southwest Missouri Chapters’ operational practices, making sure that each school district has the support and resources they need to meet their students’ needs
  • - Evaluate, quantify and make recommendations to the Executive Director of Care to Learn in order to increase the quality and quantity of services in a sustainable manner
  • - Perform risk analysis and balance time-cost ratios to focus effort on the most appropriate activities with the highest chance of success
  • - Ensure that all activities are executed with adherence to best educational practices and nonprofit legal compliance with a mind toward Care to Learn’s goal of Best in Class
  • - Initiate and apply innovative approaches and techniques that support Care to Learn as the leader in the industry

Requirements:

  • - Proven project management experience
  • - Coach Chapters on special event, fundraising and donor relations
  • - Help fundraise and maintain donor relations
  • - Experience in education with development and strategy implementation knowledge
  • - Strong leadership and decision-making skills
  • - Excellent interpersonal and customer relations skills
  • - Quality analysis and outcomes-based evaluations
  • - Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office, Excel required)
  • - Proven ability to work self-directed
  • - Minimum Bachelor’s Degree, with preference for Education, Business or Non Profit Management Degree

Candidate will be judged on:

  • - Job skills
  • - Understanding of the job, district culture, and nonprofit practices and governance
  • - Fit with the team
  • - Verbal and written communication
  • - Attitude and enthusiasm
  • - Responses to questions
  • - Preparation
  • - Professional appearance
  • - Appropriate body language
  • - Resume

More information and How to Apply

This position is part-time (averaging 25-30 hours) and is paid hourly. The schedule will typically be daytime hours Monday through Friday, with occasional nights and weekends. Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

We’re looking for someone who’s enthusiastic about Care to Learn’s mission of providing immediate funding to meet emergent needs in the areas of health, hunger and hygiene so every student can be successful in school.

Send your resume to Linda Ramey-Greiwe, Executive Director of Care to Learn at [email protected] by July 31.

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Optimist Club donates to Care to Learn – Nixa

Posted on January 19th, 2017

Optimist Club donates to Care to Learn

Posted: Thursday, January 19, 2017 11:00 am

The Christian County Optimist Club recently donated $500 to the Nixa Care to Learn chapter for the 2016-17 school year. Pictured is Annie Zimmerman, Nixa Care to Learn liaison, and Tammy Gonzalez, Optimist Club president.

“The Optimists are honored to work with Care to Learn to provide immediate funding to meet emergent health, hunger, and hygiene needs so every child can be successful in school,” a press release says.

To learn more about the Christian County Optimist Club, call (417) 714-0020 or visit www.ccoptimist.org.

 

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Penguins Parade Perch raises $3,000 for Care to Learn

Posted on December 8th, 2016

Penguins Parade Perch raises $3,000 for Care to Learn

By: Amelia Wigton, Editor [email protected]@ameliawCCHN

Within the past month, Ozark Care to Learn has met many non-food emergency needs of students, including calling a taxi to transport a child to urgent care to have a bed bug removed from his ear, providing gas cards to travel to doctors appointments and purchasing much-needed medication.

And while Care to Learn helps with these non-food needs, it’s also seeing an increase in its primary focus of weekend food backpacks.

“This time last year we had about 190 students taking weekend food backpacks. Before Thanksgiving, 230 students picked up food bags,” Ozark Care to Learn Director Michelle Lindsey said. “This week alone, we’ve added an additional eight students.”

It’s for all these reasons and more that fundraisers like the Penguins Parade Perch are so vital.

“Words cannot express how grateful we are for the continued support of our donors,” Lindsey said. “For those of us on the front lines, knowing that we have the funds to immediately resolve an issue allows us to direct all of our focus on helping the student and provides much-needed encouragement on those emotionally-difficult days.”

The Penguins Parade Perch, which is where people watch the Ozark Christmas Parade from a loft overlooking the historic downtown Ozark square, raised $3,000 this year.

“We had a great turnout,” event organizer Shane Nelson said. “I think we had our largest crowed we’ve ever had. It’s an easy fundraiser because we have fun, get together and watch the parade.”

Todd Edwards, who serves on the Care to Learn advisory board, agreed.

“I got the chance to see a lot of friends I don’t normally see throughout the year and had a great time raising money for the kids,” he said.

But the adults weren’t the only ones having a good time raising money. Ozark sixth-grader Sophia Nelson and first-grader Mimi Orr were fundraising, as well. The girls sold Oreo balls for $1 each, raising $100 for Care to Learn.

“My mom and I made them,” Sophia said. “We sold all of them. I had fun with Mimi.”

When asked what she liked about selling the sweet treats, Mimi said “all of it.”

Lindsey said she enjoys seeing children get involved.

“Seeing young philanthropists like Sophia Nelson and Mimi Orr serve as advocates for their less fortunate peers helps to empower and excite others to become involved,” Lindsey said. “It is also a true testament to the parents who are encouraging the importance and impact of supporting Care to Learn to our community’s future leaders.”

 

http://ccheadliner.com/news/penguins-parade-perch-raises-for-care-to-learn/article_fff8d4b8-bcbb-11e6-91e7-6fc78e6b7116.html

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Gainesville Care to Learn chapter holds first fundraiser aimed at supporting local students

Posted on December 8th, 2016

Gainesville Care to Learn chapter holds first fundraiser aimed at supporting local students

Gainesville Care to Learn chapter members are trying hard to reach their $5,000 end-of-year goal. With more than $3,000 already donated, they’re holding their first organized fundraiser to earn some extra dollars.

The local chapter is raffling a Browning SA Grade 1 .22 caliber rifle donated by Nash & Sons.  Tickets for the raffle may be purchased from Care to Learn committee members, at upcoming school events or at the Ozark County Times. The drawing will be Jan. 20 at the homecoming basketball game. All proceeds raised by the local chapter will be spent on Gainesville students to ease hunger, health and hygiene needs.

“Several students have already benefited from the program,” said Gainesville superintendent Joe Donley. “All the money raised will be spent right here on our kids in the Gainesville School District. “This is an opportunity for our community to make a tremendous difference in the lives of our students.”

To make a donation, make checks payable to Care to Learn–Gainesville and drop them off at either school or  donate online at www.caretolearnfund.org. Click the green “donate” button and follow the instructions, being sure to select Gainesville under the Gift Designation tab.

 

http://www.ozarkcountytimes.com/news/article_be40af60-b7e7-11e6-b8b4-0b1d71863443.html

 

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