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contents Springfield Cares advertisers
5 Membership Directory Springfield Cares members listing
6 Our Volunteers, Our Mission
13 Happy Beginnings at the HumaneSociety
14 Springfield CARES Scholarship Fund
16 Calendar of Events Charity Events for March
17 Steak & Steak Dinner
Boys and Girls Club
Ambassadors for Children
19 Breakfast of Hope
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7 Iâ€™m So Stressed Out!
M a r c h
3 Table of Contents 4 Advertising Directory
The Victim Center
9 Annual Heart Ball
21 Form 99 and 99-EZ: What a Non-Profit Organzation Should Know
American Heart Association
9 High Stakes Chili
The Center for Nonprofit Communication
Good Samaritan Boys Ranch
10 Welcome New Members 11 The Killuminati Fundation
American Cancer Society Relay for Life
Arc of the Ozarks: Building Healthy Families
Are You a Non-Profit?
Autism Theatre Network
BluCurrent Credit Union
First National Bank of Springfield
Jeanneâ€™s Hair Classics
NAMI 2nd Annual Egg & Key Hunt
Amy Michael Publisher
Phil Dellasega Creative Director
Penney, Murray & Associates
Priority Tax Service
Rewards for Schools
Springfield Little Theatre
Jeff Gossman Mary Valloni Peter Edwards CIA Beverly Roberts Rebbecca Fenton COTA/L Gerry Catapang PT, DPT Ken Childers Chris Shaefer Becky Overend Sharna Rittmaster
Cara Trask Editor Michelle DeWitt Graphic Design/ Web Maintenance Nicole Malinowski Designer
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Membership Directory Springfield CARES would like to introduce the following Members of the magazine. Members must have non-profit status and provide services to our community. If you are interested in becoming a member, please give us a call for more information! Ambassadors For Children 627 N Glenstone Ave Springfield, MO. 65802 417-862-3586 ext. 236 www.ambassadors4children.org
1111 S Glenstone Ave Springfield, MO. 65804 417-864-6202 www.casaswmo.org
American Cancer Society (ACS) 3322 S Campbell Ave # G Springfield, MO. 65807 417-881-4668 www.cancer.org
Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) 3372 W Battlefield St Springfield, MO. 65807 417-889-9136
Female Leaders in Philanthropy (FLiP) 320 N Jefferson Ave Springfield, MO. 65806 417-863-7700 www.uwozarks.com/flip.asp
Good Samaritan Boys Ranch
Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks (BCFO)
242 E Norton Rd Springfield, MO. 65803 417-864-6698 www.ranchlife.org
GYN Cancers Alliance (GYNCA)
330 N Jefferson Ave Springfield, MO. 65806 417-862-3838 www.bcfo.org
3023 South Fort, Suite B Springfield, MO 65807 417-869-2220 www.gynca.com
Bridges for Youth
The Humane Society
1039 W Nichols Springfield, MO. 65802 417-864-4167 www.bridgesforyouth.net
Childrenâ€™s Miracle Network 3525 S National Ave Suite 203 Springfield, MO 65807 417-269-5437 www.coxhealth.com/cmn
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
March of Dimes 1722 S Glenstone W110 Springfield, MO 65804 417-889-9397 www.marchofdimes.com
Pregnancy Care Center 1342 East Primrose Street Springfield, MO 65804-4224 www.pcchoices.com
United Way of the Ozarks 320 N Jefferson Ave Springfield, MO. 65806 417-863-7700 www.uwozarks.com
The Victim Center 819 N Boonville Ave Springfield, MO. 65802 417-863-7273 www.thevictimcenter.org
Women Connect 4 Good Youth of the Ozarks Thrift Store (YOTO)
3161 W Norton Rd Springfield, MO. 65803 417-833-2526 www.swh.org
2140 S. Campbell Springfield, MO. 65807 417-890-7283
The following persons or businesses have sponsored our members:
Lost & Found Grief Center 1006 N Cedarbrook Ave Springfield, MO. 65802 417-865-9998 www.lostandfoundozarks.com
Women Speak, William H Darr, Tom Slaight, ANPAC, Elliot & Robinson, Southwestern Womens Health, dvLaRue Design and Development
Mission: Springfield CARES and GOiCARE.com provide online and print media to the public to create awareness of charitable giving and healthy living in the area as well as give acknowledgment to local businesses that give back to our community. It is our goal to promote local business, provide information and savings to consumers and support the work of the charities where we live. 5
Ambassadors for Children (a service agency of the Council of Churches) began in 1999 to support the needs of local abused and neglected children in foster care and provide incentives for foster parent recruitment/retention. Over the past 12 years, we have grown to serve approximately 900 abused and neglected children each year and have served over 6,000 children since our inception! Our programs are designed to enhance the selfesteem of foster children by providing opportunities to experience a better life and develop confidence to break a family cycle of abuse and neglect. We involve volunteers and donors to fulfill specific needs--our
Dalene Doman, First & Calvary Presbyterian “Church Ladies” & Volunteer Tutor
donors and volunteers make this work possible. Here are two of their stories…
“Our group participates in the Adopt-a-Caseworker program. It’s very hands on. We’re not just throwing money at something; we KNOW where our gifts are going. The most important thing is to let the kids and Caseworkers know that someone cares. Some of the needs are so small-like the dad who needed a vacuum cleaner so he could clean the house for his kids. When we donate for these kids, we don’t just do the minimum. One of the boys said a couple of years ago, “I’m a foster kid. Foster kids don’t get Nikes-BUT LOOK!!! I GOT NIKES!!!” “With tutoring, what the kids really need is their own personal cheerleader. Simple encouragement does incredible things for their self confidence. They sit straighter; they smile bigger; they try harder. And that’s what these programs are all about!”
Gwen Hager, Great Southern Bank (front, left), and Volunteers from Great Southern Bank
“The first time I volunteered at the Ambassadors for Children Kid’s Clothes Closet, I knew this was something that I wanted to stay involved with. While we were switching out clothes for the new season one day, a foster family with a small boy came to “shop” for new clothing items. It really hit home as to what a blessing this place really is. To know that these
A service agency of the Council of Churches
kids have a place to get new clothes that THEY get to
627 N. Glenstone, Springfield, MO 65802
pick out is a wonderful thing. For many, it’s the first
417-862-3586 ext. 236,
new clothing they’ve ever worn.”
Sponsor | Mr. & Mrs. William H. Darr
by Cara Trask What does that mean exactly? Is it different for everyone?
Sometimes there is no way around getting stressed. There are things that can-
I used to think stress was something you felt if you didn’t have enough con-
not be changed, and perhaps we are just more sensitive to the things going
trol of your life. I thought it was something we all have that can’t really change
on around us and so we are affected more than others. I know that’s true of me. I try not to let things get to me, but it’s in my genes to be very sensitive
unless everything was going just right in our lives.
to the things in my environment. After learning about stress and what it really
I recently learned a few things about stress that I found interesting enough
is I decided to find out not how to end my stress, but how to manage it. The
to share with you. First thing is that stress is ANY stimulus internally or exter-
answer is so simple.
nally that stimulates the neurons of the hypothalamus to release corticotropin-releasing hormone. Stress easily becomes an event that effects
To be completely honest I learned all about stress and cortisol in school. I
the entire body because the hypothalamus has connections with the cortex
recently started going to Professional Massage Training School. (PMTC) I have
and limbic system and controls the pituitary gland, that gland regulates the
always loved giving massages, but I am honestly surprised by how much I
secretion of hormones by the thyroid gland, adrenal cortex, ovaries and testes.
am learning about the human body and the positive effects massage can
If you really think about that, stress could be anything. Being hungry or thirsty,
have. I had never known that it was anything other than a relaxing feeling,
feeling sad or excited, the temperature outside, our phone ringing, stubbing
or a way to relieve sore muscles. Apparently massage has a very large impact on reducing the level of cortisol in our bodies. It also causes a release of sero-
your toe. We are constantly under stress, it’s part of our daily life.
tonin, a feel good hormone. Those are only two effects in a list of many
Stress can also be anything that is perceived as a threat or that arouses fear
positive affects massage has. With so many things around us that can increase
or anxiety. Our physical and mental health, genetics, past, our diet and envi-
our stress, why not schedule a massage? If you don’t already have someone
ronment, our support system and our coping habits all determine what we
in mind, PMTC has a student clinic and an hour massage is only thirty dol-
individually perceive as a stressor.
lars. You can even ask for me! If you know of someone who lives a stressful
When we are under a lot of stress we release high levels of Cortisol into our
life, it would make a great gift as well! If you always thought of massage as
blood. This increases the level of glucose, fatty acids, and amino acids in the
a little treat, now you can also look at it as one form of staying healthy, keep-
blood. You can actually measure the amount of stress someone is under by
ing our bodies in balance and feeling happy. Combine that with a healthy diet
testing the level of cortisol in the blood. Cortisol slows wound healing, and if
and exercise and you will be ready for any stressors that come your way!
you have high levels over a long period of time you may experience a decrease in cartilage and bone formation, inhibition of inflammatory response which signals tissue repair, your immune system is compromised, there is an increase in fat storage, as well as less brain activity and possibly the change in cardiovascular, neural and gastrointestinal function. Eliminating cortisol completely would be bad also. Our bodies strive to main-
tain homeostasis (balance) and cortisol is important in doing this. This balance
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is crucial for our bodies to remain healthy.
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If you are a non profit interested in creating more awareness of who you are and
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The Killuminati Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to helping dogs live long, healthy, happy lives!! We offer vet assistance for dogs that have a life threatening illness/circumstance. Killuminati also focuses on educating the youth and working within the community to help better understand proper care, animal welfare.
MARCH 24th – Murder Mystery dinner @ 6:30pm – Parlor 88 Olive Room—$15 per person in advance available online - www.projectpuppy.org through PayPal.
One of my favorites stories is of Vicki and Tigger. Vicki is a very generous kind woman who despite many of her own ailments, loved her best friend Tigger so much that she wanted to take care of his needs first. Tigger was in need of knee surgery but Vicki was on a small fixed income. Vicki said, "When my pain is unbearable, Tigger is the reason I get out of bed in the morning.” Tigger was our first vet assistance recipient, and it couldn't have gone to a more deserving, loving pair.
JULY 21st – Dog Wash 10am-2pm @ Camp Bow Wow— $10 per dog for spa treatment.
Killuminati’s main focus is to help with medical assistance for families who find themselves in a financial struggle to get non-routine medical attention for their dog. Families in Missouri may apply for financial assistance when their dog is in need. If approved we will pay up to half of the total cost of the treatment, and financial assistance will be awarded based on need and availability. We also help rescues find forever homes through our BARC! Program. We have various events throughout the year that we need volunteers for and to foster rescue groups. BARC! is another HUGE way to help Killuminati by helping spread the word about our amazing rescued dogs available for adoption! We’re looking for a company, community organization or even a group of friends to join BARC! There is no cost; it’s all about networking. At the beginning of each month, your team is assigned two local dogs to spread the word about. They can be as creative as they would like to promote their dog! We focus on foster-based rescues so these dogs are dependent on how hard we work to find their forever homes. We have a lot of wonderful businesses that work with us and help KF. All of our BARC! partners and sponsors are a big part of Killuminati. One business we'd like to highlight is First National Bank for sponsoring us to be in Springfield Cares Magazine! We have banked there since Killuminati was founded, and they've always been wonderful! Their staff is friendly, knows our names, and always asks how the dogs are doing. They truly care, this past New Years Eve we got a call to let us know someone stole our debit card info and were trying to use it on the east coast. Luckily they caught it after one charge and froze our account they waived the amount that was charged and thankfully because they were so on top of things even on a holiday, Killuminati did not lose any money. Thank you so much FNB! They also refer people to adopt from us when we were actively rescuing, and we are currently on the search for a special rescue for one of their employees to adopt. FNB has also sponsored prior events. There's more info on our website and Facebook page. Website: www.projectpuppy.org Facebook - Add Killuminati Vet-Help
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April 21st – Volunteer & Reunion Event @ 1pm-4pm at Chesterfield Park. JUNE 12th – Trivia Night – Patton Alley Pub @ 6:30pm - $10 per person.
AUGUST 11th – PacMan for Pups from 1:30am-3:30pm – $5 per person. NOVEMBER 3rd – Fourth Annual Project Puppy at University Plaza - $35 per person - Dinner, dance, silent auction, and doggie fashion show featuring local rescued dogs available for adoption rockin' the runway in custom designed outfits. Month of November – Taking Board of Directors Applications for 2013 – all due Nov. 30th DECEMBER – Kringle Talk Fundraiser. Keep an eye on the online calendar for more details at www.goicare.com
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Happy beginnings at the Humane Society
my name is Calhoun, and I am an American Foxhound
with quite a story to tell! In March of 2010 I was found as a stray in Springfield and brought to the Humane Society of Southwest Missouri. I had been lost for so long that all I did that first day was sleep – the staff even had to wake me up to eat! They were so excited because I was one of the few stray dogs that come in to the Shelter with a collar on, and my collar had a phone number on it! But, when they called, they learned the number had been disconnected. The number was from the Steelville area, so I had traveled a long way! In April, my luck began to change. The Humane Society was filming a public service announcement, and I was picked to be in it. A nice lady who works there was asked to pretend to adopt me. We did three “takes,” and each time she walked me out the front door she told me that she was going to find me a good home. Of course I was my most charming and on my best behavior to impress her. I decided right then that the good home was going to be hers! It took awhile, though, to convince her of that. She already had a retired, racing greyhound and thought they were the best dogs in the world. Her husband didn’t want a second dog in the house. So she would walk me every time she worked at the Shelter, and she and her husband sent photos of me to all of their friends and tried to get them to adopt me. Finally, it dawned on them that they were the good home that I needed! I continue to do my best to impress them. I have learned so many tricks; I even go fetch their newspaper off the driveway every morning. I love to play with my greyhound sister and two cats (although I don’t think the cats like me as much as I like them). In October of 2010 I was crowned the first Hound Dog Homecoming King for the Humane Society. Boy, were mom and dad proud! I am sharing my story because I want other good homes out there to know that they can change the luck of other homeless dogs and cats by adopting their new best friend at the Humane Society of Southwest Missouri. Just look at what happened to me! Please visit the Humane Society first when you are ready adopt.
Sponsor | Dr. Nancy O’Reilly PsD
3161 W. Norton Road • 417-833-2526 Adoption Hours: 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday
CARES SCHOLARSHIP FUND Springfield CARES Magazine is excited to introduce our Membership Program available to the Not For Profits with 501c3 Status. What does this mean? Our first issue of CARES was printed in June of 2010. Since then, we have continued to include articles from Charities in the community in an effort to increase awareness about the impact they make to Springfield. It has been an incredible experience to become immersed in this project and to see first hand the caring community we live in. It seems to me that there is something for nearly anyone that has need here. The biggest challenge is letting everyone know when events are, getting volunteers when you need them, and making sure that people know who you are so that when someone needs help, they know where to go to get it. We recognized the challenge that most non profits face as they “hope” that their press releases get picked up, and the cost of advertising when they need to get the word out. Every penny they have to spend to create awareness is less that they can spend on their mission. Our program gives them a set amount of space that allows them to schedule their pages when they need it most, and at a low membership fee so that more of their dollars can go to those in need. Our Membership Package is $799 for the year. We wrestled with pricing as we wanted it to be affordable, allow enough space for marketing to make a difference and still make enough revenue to keep going. In the end, we decided to reduce the advertising fees by 90% so that our Not For Profits can take part. What does this include? Here are some details: 1 Featured Full Page (includes article title on cover)* 2 Full Pages of Event Coverage (includes photography of the event) 4 Full Pages to be used as needed (may be split into ¼, ½ and Full Pages) Unlimited Use of Online and Print Calendar Online Directory (Full Page on our Website) Listing in our Membership Directory (Page 3 of the magazine) * Limited Amount Available: First 60 Members only; after which will become a Full Page with no title on the cover. A Business or Individual has sponsored many of our New Members. We would like to sincerely thank our Member Sponsors: Dr. Nancy O’Reilly Psy.D Mr. and Mrs. William H. Darr Southwestern Women’s Health, LLC, E. A. Beguin Jr MD, FACOG Tom and Marsha Slaight dvLaRue Design, Printing and Development Cox Health Systems If you are interested in making a donation to our Scholarship Fund to provide a membership to your Charity, please give us a call. 417-849-CARE(2273)
The Voice for the Non Profits in our community; bringing awareness of the impact they make, sharing information on events, stores of hope, volunteer opportunities, what they offer and how they can help those in need.
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“Thanks again for letting us be a part of this great new project!”
“I can’t wait to see the magazine for this month! Thanks for all you do!” “Thanks so much, Amy, for keeping us informed and all you do to promote United Way and all the partners we work with.” “We've gotten very positive remarks about the August issue! You did a FANTASTIC JOB with the material, and educated so many on what CASA is all about... Everyone loves it!!”
“I read the magazine every month, cover to cover!”
We love the great feedback and we are very excited to continue to share news from our Members. We will also be including some new feature articles this coming year. You can find us on Facebook or online at www.goicare.com. You can always read the magazine online, and if you want to stay up to date, scroll down to the bottom of our page and enter your email address. We send an update once a week and a sneak peek of our newest issue before it comes out. We love all kinds of feedback so if you have something you would like to see in the magazine, please email us email@example.com We are also looking for writers and photographers that want to volunteer their time for our feature articles and event coverage. If you’re interested, please give us a call or an email! We would love to hear from you! And lastly, if you would like to advertise with us, please call our CARES line or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org Wishing you all the best! Warmest Regards, Amy Michael Publisher
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March 02, 10:00am: Discovery Center - Explore Explore the museum and special activity stations, watch a movie, then spend the night in the museum! Pre-registration Pr e-registration required required through through Girl Scouts of Missouri Heartland. March 03, 6:00pm: Citizen Science projects projects allow the public, including family and school groups, gr oups, to contribute to real real science rresearch. esearch. Globe at Night from fr om 6-8pm in the Auditorium. Fee is $1 per person. Children Children must be accompanied with an adult. General Admission still applies to enter.. enter March 07, 10:00am: Pregnancy Pr egnancy Care Care Center - MOMS Club® of Ozark is hosting a Baby Shower for The Pregnancy Pregnancy Care Care Center! Event will be held at 1796 State HWY NN at St. Joseph Worker Worker Church Chur ch in Ozark. Call Angel at 417417770-3044 or Angela at 417-693-7130 more for mor e information. information. March 08/10/11/24: Brothers Big Br others Big Sisters - March March 8, 10, 11, & 24: Bowl For Kids’ Sake. Form Form a
team of 5 and work together to raise a minimum of $250 for Big Brothers Br others Big Sisters of the Ozarks. Please visit bigbro.com bigbro.com for further details. If you can’t attend and you wish to donate please go to this url http://bbbsozarks.kintera.org/faf/r. h ttp://bbbsozarks.kintera.org/faf/r. asp?t=4&i=997406&u=997406-2405 a sp?t=4&i=997406&u=997406-2405 43657&e=5464005105
March 24, 8:00am: The Victim Victim Center - “Challenge the Links” 1 mile run and 5K/10K run at Millwood Golf and Racquet Club benefiting The Victim Victim Center. Center. RegisRegistration is $20 in advance or $25 the day-of. For information information contact The V ictim Center at Victim hope@thevictimcenter .org firstname.lastname@example.org
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16th ANNUAL STEAK & STEAK DINNER To benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield Featuring Legendary Baseball Manager and Three-Time World Series Champion
TONY LA RUSSA Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 University Plaza Convention Center
he 16th Annual Steak & Steak Dinner and Charity Auction is the largest annual fundraising event for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield. Guests will enjoy a delicious dinner – sharing their table with friends and family. This year, we are proud to have Tony La Russa as our featured speaker. Anthony “Tony” La Russa, Jr. is a former Major League Baseball manager and infielder, best known for his tenures as manager of the Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics and St. Louis Cardinals. The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield is to provide programs that guide and direct youth from all backgrounds, with
a special concern for those from at-risk circumstances. Through social, physical, and educational development activities, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield teaches youth the values of life, strengthens their self-esteem, and makes them better citizens of our community. The dinner will raise critical funding to support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield and more than 3,000 registered members served each year. Many of these young people come from disadvantaged circumstances and look to the Club as an important stabilizing force in their lives. The Steak & Steak Dinner helps bridge the gap between the $25 fee Club members pay each semester and the $550 it costs to provide programs to them. Dinner History: The first Steak & Burger Dinner was held in 1997. Last year’s Steak & Steak Dinner and Charity Auction raised more than $200,000. More than 1,000 people enjoyed dinner and guest speaker Lance Armstrong. Guest speakers from past years include: Drew Brees, Roy Williams, Bob Gibson, Coach Bob Knight, Tony Gonzales, Dick Vitale, Bill Russell, Mike Ditka, Dick Vermeil, Johnny Bench, Archie and Peyton Manning and Jackie Joyner Kersee. For more information on attending the Steak and Steak Dinner and Charity Auction please call: 417-862-9249 ext 115 or email Julie at jgood@ bgclubspringfield.org 17
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You’re invited to the 17th Annual Benefiting the Victim Center
Thursday, April 19, 2012, at 7:30 a.m. in University Plaza’s Grand Ballroom (333 S John Q. Hammons Parkway, Springfield, 65806).
The Victim Center is a grassroots, nonprofit agency in Springfield that provides freeof-charge counseling, crisis intervention, prevention education, court support, and advocacy to men, women, and children victims of violent or sexual crime(s). For more information, visit our website at thevictimcenter.org.
Join a cross-section of the community, from banks and realtors to hospitals, law firms, and colleges to positively impact the community and support The Victim Center. Anyone is invited, and all attendees receive a plated breakfast during a 1-hour program.
You can RSVP for this event by contacting Nancy Berlin or Brandi Bartel at 417-863-7273.
A single attendee is $40. Table sponsorships are $320 for 8 people and $400 for 10 people. Higher sponsorship levels are available for those who wish to underwrite the event. For more information, call 417-863-7273.
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in the year. Examples of information that
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process, including repayment of application
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Regional Girls’ Shelter provides temporary residential
their 7th Annual Valentine Gala. The funds raised at this
treatment to girls in Southwest Missouri who have experienced
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abuse, neglect and/or abandonment while Case Managers
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find permanent homes for the girls.
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