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promoting non profit communication and awareness in our community

Event Coverage Casino Night Page 20

3rd Annual

Hound Dog Homecoming Page 22

13rd Annual

ANPAC Car Show Page 23

Nonprot Nonsense Page 24

Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks Calendar

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ave you ever wondered who creates the beautiful ads and pages we feature in Springfield CARES magazine every month? Wonder no more. d.v. LaRue is the sister company to Springfield CARES. We not only create the ads and layouts for the magazine, we developed the companion website, We also offer a wide variety of creative and print services for the business community.

Let us provide you with the same creative expertise and experience we use to develop the magazine each month. If you like what we do for Springfield CARES, you’ll love what we can do for you. dvLaRue Design and Printing offers special pricing to all Non Profits in the community. For Social Profit Members of Springfield CARES Magazine, these rates are even more discounted. Please contact us if we can help you with your Design and/or Printing needs.

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Table of Contents


Membership Directory Springfield Cares members listing


Letters from the Editor and Publisher


Giving Help to the Homeless Community Partnership


Preparing for Eldercare Integrity Home Care


11 United Way Day of Caring Ambassadors for Children

12 Volunteer Spotlight Dr. Edward Stevens

14 Speak Out Against Hunger Farmers Market of the Ozarks

16 Integrity Home Care 18 Calendar of Events Charity Events for October

20 Casino Night Event Coverage


Rotary Club

22 3rd Annual Hound Dog Homecoming Humane Society of Southwest Missouri

23 13th Annual ANPAC Car Show for Kids Benefiting the United Way of Southwest Missouri

24 Nonprofit Nonsense Center for Nonprofit Communication

26 Calendar Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks

28 Cents of Pride Empowers Students, Inspires Community Cents of Pride


29 Games Fun Stuff


advisory panel

Amy Michael Publisher

Gerry Catapang PT, DPT Ken Childers Peter Edwards CIA Rebbecca Fenton COTA/L Jeff Gossman Becky Overend Sharna Rittmaster Beverly Roberts Chris Shaefer Ross Stoops Cara Trask Mary Valloni

Julie Rodriguez Director of Operations Phil Dellasega Creative Director

CARES 901 E. St. Louis St. • Suite 104 • Springfield, MO 65806

417.849.CARE •

Kaitlyn Schwers Editor Michelle DeWitt Graphic Design/ Web Maintenance


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

American Cancer Society (ACS) 3322 S Campbell Ave # G Springfield, MO 65807 417-881-4668

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) 3372 W Battlefield St Springfield, MO 65807 417-889-9136

330 N Jefferson Ave Springfield, MO 65806 417-862-3838

320 N Jefferson Ave Springfield, MO 65806 417-863-7700 424 E Norton Rd Springfield, MO 65803 417-864-6698

GYN Cancers Alliance (GYNCA)

The Humane Society

1039 W Nichols Springfield, MO 65802 417-864-4167

3161 W Norton Rd Springfield, MO 65803 417-833-2526

Children’s Miracle Network

330 N Jefferson Ave. Springfield, MO 65806 417-888-2020

Female Leaders in Philanthropy (FLiP)

3023 S Fort, Suite B Springfield, MO 65807 417-869-2220

Bridges for Youth

Community Partnership

1111 S Glenstone Ave Springfield, MO 65804 417-864-6202

Good Samaritan Boys Ranch

Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks (BCFO)

3525 S National Ave Suite 203 Springfield, MO 65807 417-269-5437

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

Killuminati Foundation

Lost & Found Grief Center 2840 E Chestnut Expressway, Suite C Springfield, MO 65802 417-865-9998

March of Dimes 1722 S Glenstone W110 Springfield, MO 65804 417-889-9397

Pregnancy Care Center 1342 E Primrose Street Springfield, MO 65804-4224

United Way of the Ozarks 320 N Jefferson Ave Springfield, MO 65806 417-863-7700

The Victim Center 819 N Boonville Ave Springfield, MO 65802 417-863-7273

Women Connect4Good

Youth of the Ozarks Thrift Store (YOTO) 2140 S Campbell Springfield, MO 65807 417-890-7283

The following persons or businesses have sponsored our members: Women Speak, William H Darr, Tom Slaight, ANPAC, Elliot & Robinson, Southwestern Womens Health, dvLaRue Design and Development

Mission: Springfield CARES and 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.



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Letter from the Publisher I'm sure we have all been affected by cancer at some point in our lives, whether it was a family member or a friend, we have all felt the harsh reality of cancer. This month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Please take a moment to take a look at BCFO on page __ to view the many events going on to support the fight against breast cancer. We all know that cancer has no discrimination against race, religion, age or gender. Please take some time from your schedule to show support to the Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks as they continue to bring awareness and provide support to our community. CARES Magazine is honored to work with so many wonderful Social Profits in Springfield. What started as a magazine working with just four Social Profits has now evolved into an exclusive membership program allowing 501(c)3 Non Profits to develop and create increased communication and awareness in the community. CARES Social Profit Memberships allow a Non Profit to implement a marketing plan for the year at a fraction of the cost. As we move toward 2013, CARES has been approached by other communities to provide this benefit to them. I am excited to share with you that CARES Magazine will be launching several new cities, St Louis CARES, Kansas City CARES, Branson CARES and Joplin CARES! If you are a business and would like to have CARES distributed in your location please call 417-849-2273 or email me at and we will be happy to add you to our list at no charge. Our goal is to continue increasing exposure of the

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Giving Hope to the Homeless and alone; a family with small chil-


dren, a veteran with wounds that penetrate deeper than anyone can see, a woman fleeing from years of abuse, a teen that

sees no other option. Where do they go? How can they get help?

To meet these needs, we provide hope to the homeless through

the Hope Connection – an annual one day, one-stop service event connecting individuals with the vital resources needed to secure safe, decent, affordable housing, immediate health, dental and vision care, tax assistance, Veteran’s benefits, education and employment. The Hope Connection brings together service providers from federal, state and local agencies and organizations all working to help stabilize lives. Last year’s Hope Connection served

These are situations that

over 350 homeless individuals.

Community Partnership’s

This year we are collaborating with Convoy of Hope, Mercy Hos-

Continuum of Care deals with on a regular basis. A recent point in time count conducted in July 2012 identified nearly 700 homeless within the Springfield Continuum of Care service area, including 400 children under the age of 18. In August of 2012, the Missouri Hotel reported a waiting list of over 100 families (270 individuals) seeking shelter services. This rise in shelter need comes as no surprise to the Springfield community, which identified homelessness and a lack of affordable housing availability as a red flag in the most recent Community Focus Report. With housing costs and unemployment on the rise so too are the demands for supportive services to fill the gaps, causing more people than ever to seek help and leaving still more facing very desperate situations that can lead to homelessness.

pital, Burrell Behavioral Health, United Way, and more than 30 other agencies and health care, legal services and mental health providers to offer the Hope Connection on Wednesday, November 14th from 9:00-3:00. By pooling resources and offering services together at one location, we are providing a more efficient way to help people get back on their feet. Perhaps the most unique component of this event is the connection of volunteers who act as an event host or ‘guide’ for each homeless individual that comes in to seek help. This one-to-one attention helps the homeless feel valued and supported and also offers a second set of eyes and ears, as our homeless guests apply for essential services. So how can you be a part of the solution? Join us at this

A Story of Hope...

year’s Hope Connection as a volunteer…more than 150 Kathy’s story of physical and

volunteers are needed to help serve food, work the reg-

sexual abuse goes back to early

istration tables, or most importantly, act as a guide for

childhood. At a very young age

our guests. This is a rewarding experience that you will

she was removed from her

never forget! To register as a volunteer or to get more

home and placed into foster

information, please visit the Community Partnership web-

care. Over the next decade she

site at

bounced between family and foster parents until becoming a frequent runaway youth. She found herself repeatedly in abusive relationships as an adult and, in trying to ease the long suffering pain, turned to drugs and alcohol. It was not long before she found herself with nowhere to go - she was homeless, living on the streets. She sought help by calling One Door, a centralized housing resource line, and was offered overnight care at the women’s crisis shelter, Safe to Sleep. This led her to the Hope Connection where she began her road to recovery and found permanent housing. Kathy has been drug free for eleven months and is now living in her own apartment through the public housing authority.

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Preparing for Elder Care part two:

Options to Help You Care for Your Elderly Loved One By Anastasia Brannan

sOATS of Springfield is a not-for-profit transportation system that can help your loved one travel to doctor appointments, the supermarket, or other places he or she may need to go. Contact them at 417-887-9272. sHome care services are available locally to provide appropriate, supervised personnel to help older persons with either health care (giving medications, changing dressings, catheter care, etc.) or personal care (bathing, dressing, and grooming). sAdult day care is similar to child day care. The elderly person goes to a community facility daily or two-to-three days per-week. Activities include exercise programs, singing, guest lectures, and current-events discussions. Respite care brings a trained person into the home to give the full-time caregiver time off to attend to personal matters, take vacations, etc. sIf living at home is not an option for your loved one, there are several community-like living facilities available. Based on level of care needed, there are two-types of facilities available: s1. Assisted living communities are rental retirement communities for independent seniors who need some assistance. A homelike atmosphere, three-meals a day, maid, linen, and laundry services, availability of a registered nurse, and many personal care services are provided in the all-inclusive rental fee.

“A test of a people is how it behaves toward the old. It is easy to love children. Even tyrants and dictators make a point of being fond of children. But the affection and care for the old, the incurable, the helpless are the true gold mines of a culture.” —Abraham J. Heschel (American rabbi and Jewish Theologian 1907-1972) Last month we identified the signs your elderly loved one may need a lifestyle change in order to protect them from harm or to assist them in their activities of daily living. We also explored ways in which to establish open and honest communication between key family members and the elderly parent or loved one. This month, we will take a look at the types of facilities and services offered to assist you in caring for your loved one in a way that is most suitable for their needed level of care. For individuals who, based on proper assessment, are able to “age in place,” there are several options available that will allow the loved one to stay in his/her own home, while receiving supplemental services to assist in activities of daily living, and recreation, yet allowing respite for the full-time caregiver. Such services include: sMeals and transportation are available to older people to help them retain some independence. Meals On Wheels is a service available to seniors that delivers prepared meals to their door. Frequency of meal delivery varies from location to location; for more information, please contact the local branch at 417-269-4696.

s2. Skilled nursing facilities provide 24-hour nursing services for people who have serious health care needs but do not require the intense level of care provided in a hospital. Rehabilitation services may also be provided. Intermediate care facilities provide less extensive health care than skilled nursing facilities. Nursing and rehabilitation services are provided, but not on a 24-hour basis. These facilities are for people who cannot live alone but need a minimum of medical assistance and help with personal care and/or assistance with social activities. It’s important to note that appropriate assessment is vital for determining the safest, most appropriate level of care for your loved one. A highly trained case worker and/or nurse can assess your loved one and determine the best option, whether in the home or in a care facility. Additionally, it pays to shop around for services and facilities. It can help to perform a Google search of locally available services and facilities—often, users will rate healthcare services and provide helpful reviews. If placing your loved one in a care facility is necessary, take the time to tour several facilities. Ask questions regarding payment options, staff qualifications, staff-to-resident ratio, staff turnover, activities offered, facility-provided transportation, bed capacity and current census, and additional services offered. Pay attention to how the residents appear: are they neat, well groomed, and pleasantly occupied? Look for signs that caregivers are happy with their jobs. Do they smile? Are they friendly? Eldercare choices are not easy, but thorough research can allay some of the apprehension associated with trying to find appropriate care for your loved one. Additional resources are available through the Central Missouri Area Agency on Aging Next month’s segment will explore the financial aspects associated with Eldercare.



United Way DayAugust of Caring: 23, 2012

We would like to thank volunteers from the Missouri Bankers Association (Young Bankers in Ozark Region 6) for spending the day at Ambassadors for Children! Volunteers painted and cleaned the exterior of our building and painted our new Prom Closet for teenage girls in foster care. They also hosted a Car Cleaning fundraiser and assembled a new bicycle for a teenage girl in foster care with limited mobility. We are so thankful for their enthusiasm and support!

Save the Date! The 1st Annual Sweetheart Night will be Saturday, February 9 at Highland Springs and will benefit Ambassadors for Children’s programs for local abused and neglected children in foster care. This will be an elegant evening featuring dinner, dancing, dessert sampling from local vendors, and silent auction. Live entertainment will be provided by Caduceus, the Doctors Band. Sponsorship opportunities are available! Please visit for sponsorship and ticket information or contact Sondra Uzzell at 417-708-0565 or

11 Sponsor | Mr. & Mrs. William H. Darr

By Kaitlyn Schwers Prevention is far more effective in the long run than any treatment that I might provide after the fact. Camp Barnabas is providing a life-changing experience for special needs persons in a Christian environment. More specifically, what do you enjoy most about helping out the March of Dimes? I am encouraged to see so many enthusiastic volunteers. I feel their mission is so aligned with the goals of my profession that they are doing much more for me than I could ever return. What are you most passionate about in the community? I would like to see fewer complications of pregnancy especially prematurity and fewer mothers using tobacco especially during pregnancy. I would like to see Dr. Edward Stevens goes beyond his career as a pedi-

young girls and mothers making health life style choices to include exercise,

atrician. He serves the community with the help of his

eating healthy and avoiding street drugs. I am especially drawn to the effect

knowledge in healthcare. Within this feature, Dr.

Camp Barnabas has on their volunteers – it is a life changing experience for

Stevens discusses his work with local non-profits, such

everyone involved.

as March of Dimes, what he feel passionate about, why he volunteers, and more.

Camp Barnabas we did as a family when our children were available to partic-

Where do you volunteer?

ipate. March of Dimes and GOTR over the past three years since our last child

March of Dimes Springfield Chapter

left the home and I retired from the Army Reserves.

Girls on the Run (GOTR) of SW Missouri

How does volunteering affect you personally?

Camp Barnabas

Through my profession I have a unique access to resources that allow me to

Why do you choose to volunteer? I am fortunate to volunteer with organizations that are working so hard at preventing the very concerns I deal with on a regular basis as a pediatrician and helping my patients in so many ways. March of Dimes is working tirelessly to promote health pregnancies and improve birth outcomes on a

promote their causes in our health care community. It is an honor to have the privilege of being in such a position. Our practice has the privilege of providing scholarships to Camp Barnabas for some of our special needs patients. Seeing their appreciation will break your heart. From your experience, what are some major benefits to getting involved with the community through volunteering? Helping promote community awareness of these amazing programs.

national basis. They are helping mothers take charge

What else do you like to do in your spare time? Hobbies?

of their health.

Biking, backpacking, canoeing, adventure racing, basically outdoor endurance

GOTR is helping young girls to establish a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.


How long have you been actively volunteering? to be very rewarding.

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Farmers Market Helps Support Hunger Action Month M The Farmers Market o off the Ozarks (FMO) along with w Ozarks Food Harvest ((OFH) OFH) encourages residentss across the Ozarks to “speak out o against hunger” and h helped elped promote September p p ass Hunger a g Action Month. “Hunger is an issue th that at one-in-six-people in sou southwest uthwest Missouri have to face on a yea year-round r-round basis,” sai said d Lindsey Neddenriep, public p relations coordinatorr for Ozarks Food Harvest. “Whether it ’s by advocatin ng and it’s advocating raising awareness, ma king donations or voluntee ering, making volunteering, everyone can find a way w that ’s right for them to make a that’s di fference during Hun nger Action Month.” difference Hunger On September 8th, a one-mile o W ellness W alk, sp ponsored Wellness Walk, sponsored by Cox Health, started d at 9:30 AM from f Living M emorial Memorial Park to the Farmers Market M of the Ozarks locate d off off of located Republic Road and Hig ghway 60, next to the Hilto on Highway Hilton Garden Inn. All partici pants received a free reusa able participants reusable shopping bag and wer re encouraged to bring cas sh for were cash locally-grown produce e and products to donate a at the OFH or Harvest on Wh heels (HOW) community bo ooths Wheels booths located at FMO. “Market is open from 7:30 AM to I:00 PM and w e we encourage everyone tto o donate at the OFH or HO OW HOW booths—either with ca anned food, extra fresh pro oduce canned produce they purchase at mark ket or by making a cash don nation,” market donation,” explained FMO Marke et Manager Lane McConnel ll. Market McConnell. “There is always a HOW W booth at market every SSaturSaturda y.” day.” Orange Hunger Action n Month t-shirts will be ava ailable at available the OFH booth for a $5 $ donation to the regionall food bank, serving 250-non n-profit hunger relief agenc cies in 28 250-non-profit agencies counties counties. For more information about Hunger Action Mon nth go to Month g/HAM12.html.


The Un University niversity Plaza Hotel joined build build-ings ac across cross the nation to “Light “ Up Orange” Orange e” in Septembe September, r, during Hunger H Action Month, to help shed s light on the critical issue ue food banks like Ozarks FFood ood Harvest fights daily. daily.

Locall y, the t regional food bank, Ozarks zarks Food Harvest Locally, Harvest-and its n etwork of 250-member pantries pantries and kitchenskitchensnetwork serve 170 0,000 food-insecure people e in southwest 170,000 Missouri each year. year. “Univers sity Plaza Hotel and Convention ntion Center was “University proud to o ‘light up orange’ during Hunger Action Month,” General Manager Robert Henley said. “ Trying “Trying to make a di fference every day in tthe community is a difference fundame ental pillar of the John Q. Hammons legacy of fundamental excellenc ce.” excellence.” The Urba an Districts Alliance also programmed rogrammed the LED Urban lights in the fountain at Park Central ral Square to “Light Up Oran ge” during Hunger Action Month. The goal is to Orange” help Oza arks Food Harvest encourage encourag ge community memmemOzarks bers to “ Hunger,” this year ’s theme. “Speak Out Against Hunger,” year’s Learn mo ore about Hunger Action Month M at more hungera and ozarksfo ml.

Supporters to took ook action by wearing wearin ng orange—the symbolic color of hu hunger unger —on September 6th 6 to represent the 1-in-6 Ozarkers who are food inse insecure. ecure There were donation ecure. donations ns of nonperishable foo food od items at all Arvest Bank k locations September ptember 5th; this helped th the he bank in that began on Se reaching its 1-Mil 1-Million lion Meals Goal. Supporter Supporters rs can donate $1 and sig sign gn a paper plate at all Sprin Springfield ngfield and Joplin locations. Other ways Ozark Ozarkers kers showed support was att Bass Pro Pro’s ’s Outdoor Fitness Festival. F Several of the even events nts collected nonperishable foo food od items for the Ozarks Foo Food od Harvest, including Great Outdoor O Days at Springfield d Lake, Lake September 7th–9t 7th–9th. th. Many Supporters got involved in other area events such as: The King King’s ’s W Way ay UMC food drive at Dillon Dillon’s n’s grocery stores on Septem September ber 8th; Ozarks Food Harve Harvest est tent at the Farmer Marke Market et of the Ozarks on Septem September mber the 8th; some dined at Pa Panera nera Bread on September tthe 27th and donated a portion n of the purchase to the W Weekend eekend Backpack Program Program; m; many others utilized the e ‘Light Up Orange’ g campaig campaign p gn to “shed some light” g on the issue of hunger by asking their employers to change their bulb bulbs—outside bs—outside and inside to gain awarenes awarenesss of this great cause.

HOW YOU CAN T TAKE AKE ACTION AT A T OZARKS FOO FOOD OD HA HARVEST RVEST s3IGNUPFORAVO s3IGNUPFORAVOLUNTEERSESSIONAT OLUNTEERSESSIONAT the O’Reilly for H Hunger unger Relief. Call: 865-3411 sTour s Tour the region regional al food bank at 2810 North Cedarbrook Cedarbrook, k, in Springfield and create a “Hope N Note” ote” for a weekend Backpa Backpack ack Program participant

HOW YOU CAN T TAKE AKE ACTION ONLINE sh,IKEv/ZARKS& sh,IKEv/ZARKS&OOD(ARVESTON&ACEBOOK OOD(ARVESTON&ACEBOOK sWatch s Watch the “Mee “Meet et Kate” video at ozarksfoodharves and Donate you Face Facebook ebook status to share the video o with others s(ELPhTweet s(ELPh Tweet Ou Out ut Hunger” on T Twitter witter by d downloading ownloading tweets at ozarksf TweetOutH weetOutHunge Hunger.pdf s3HARETHEhWays s3HARETHEh Ways in 30 Days” calendar at a ozarksfoodharves for daily ways to make a d difference ifference On September 28 28th, 8th, Ozarks Food Harvest ha had ad a private donor celebration n to commemorate the 3rd anniversary of the dedication of the O’Reilly Center for Hunger Relief. The media was present and a proclam proclamation mation was read at the begin beginning ning of the event. event Governor Nixon proclaimed p September 2012 2 to be “Hunger Action Month M in Missouri on July 26th. 2 Learn more aboutt Hunger action Month at hungeractionmon and ozarksfoodharves

Crosslines C rossslines Announced a $75,000 $ Grant that

was received recceived from the Walmart Walmart Foundation to fund the mobile e food pantry for Greene County. Co ounty. This kicked o off ff the “Stuff “St Sttuff the T Truck” ruck” Food Drive on September 5. ruck Crosslines Crosslin nes Food Pantry is an agency cy of the Council of Church hes of the Ozarks, said the grant g Churches will provide e food distribution to hungry ry families in rural mobile e Count y. The grant funded d a 22-ft. refrigerated Greene County. to transport food and to purchase pu urchase food inventory truck to stock the mobile pantry. pantry. The n new ew truck was unveiled to stock check presentation, that took k place at the Walmart Walmart at a check 3 East Kearney Street in Springfield. ringfield. at 1923 “Walm mart is pleased to support Crosslines with this “Walmart effort to help end hunger in grant, as it furthers our effort Americca,” said store manager Kedron dron Blecha. Crosslines America,” Directo or Tom Tom Faulkner said the organization rganization is humbled Director de elighted by the retailer’s retailer’s ge enerous gift. “The new and delighted generous e pantry will allow us to extend tend our ministry to mobile familie es that need our help in rural ral areas, but may not families th he means to get to our pantry pan ntry in have the Springfi field,” stated Faulkne r. Springfield,” Faulkner. To laun nch the new truck, Crosslin es also announced its To launch Crosslines “S ff the “Stu h T ruck” k” food f d drive. di For F the h first fi week, k people l “Stuff Truck” were encouraged to bring b food and mon mon-etary donations to the e new mobile pantry, pantry, which was stationed o Walmart on outside the Walmart East Kearney Street. Volunteers Volunteers were on hand to accept donations ions and answer any questions. Crosslines m made its first mobile distribution trip on Se eptember 15, 2012 to September the United Methodist Church in Bois D Arc, Missouri i. Missouri. c alarming amount of families in There continues to be an alarming e County who are food insecure ecure (choosing Greene betwee en paying for utilities, gas or food). In 2011, there between 2 numbe er of families visiting was a 22% increase in the number pan ntry and the current 2012 fi the pantry figures continue to th his trend of increased demand. dema and. To To ease the echo this burden ns on local families, the mo obile food pantry will burdens mobile loca ated in rural areas (such as church parking lots or be located c spotss) throughout Greene other community gathering spots) County. “ We are answering the call all for help when it County. “We comes to hunger in the Ozarks,” stated Ken McClure, Chairm man of the Board for the Co ouncil of Churches of Chairman Council Ozarks. “This collaboration with w Walmart and the Ozarks. Walmart Crosslin nes is a testament to our commitment ommitment to alleviatalleviatCrosslines hun nger in our communit y.” ing hunger community.” Cro osslines Food Pantry opera tes Monday–Frida y, The Crosslines operates Monday–Friday, o 1:45PM and every 4th Saturday Satturday 9AM to 12 9AM to T mobile food pantry will ll continue to distribute noon. The r ntyy everyy 2nd Saturda y, in the rural areas of Greene County Saturday, o 12 noon. For more information inform mation on Crosslines, 9AM to 417 7.869.0563 or visit CCOzark call 417.869.0563

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If you have a charitable event you would like to add, please email us at events@goicar October 01-6 10:30am-4:30pm: October The Fabulous Fifties’ Exhibit highlights include a cobra from from the 1953 "Cobra Scar Scare", e", the rreal eal from Wilkinson, story and artifacts fr om John W ilkinson, who met Elvis at the Shrine Mosque when he was 10 and later became his rrhythm hythm guitarist, amazing Ozark Jubilee, radio and early tv artifacts, outstanding political cartoons by Bob Palmer, Palmer, images of schools and colleges during the 50's and vintage toys. Government Government and industry is presented pr esented as well. Ther There e is also infor information mation about segregated segregated schools in Springfield during the 50's. Held at 155 Park Central Square, Square, adult $5 childr children en $3 October 7 2:00pm: October Join us for an afternoon afternoon of sampling good wine for a good cause! Each admission donation of $25 will rreceive eceive an etched Reidel wine glass, unlimited samples of 90 wines and appetizers. A silent auction and 10% of all wine sales will also benefit the Good Samaritan Boys Ranch, a home for abused and neglected boys. October 11 6;00pm: October Dec. 21, 2012....The final recorded recorded date on the Mayan calendar...Why? calendar...Why? Pr edictions abound Predictions rregarding egarding this mystery...Did the Mayans know something we don't? This event is free free to attend and has limited seating; food and beverage ar are e available for pur chase hosted at Farmer's Farmer's purchase Gastr opub, 431 S Jef ferson A ve. Sponsor ed by Gastropub, Jefferson Ave. Sponsored Jordan Jor dan V Valley alley Innovation Center/Missouri State University. Oct ober 13: October It’s more more then rrolling olling out of bed, more more than lacing up your shoes, mor more e than 3.1 challenging miles, mor more e than cr crossing ossing the finish line to cheer cheering cr crowds. owds. When your sisters run with you, You You connect for good! Women Women Connect 4Good and Br east Cancer foundation of the Ozarks Breast team up for the Mercy Mercy Sunshine Run 5K. Hammons Field. Register online at or visit mer


October October 1 18 86 6:00pm: :00pm: Taste of V Taste Victory ictory 2012 An Extraor Extraordinary dinary Culinary Celebration. Honor the Victory Victory Trade Trade School Graduating Class of 2012 and savor cuisine created cr eated by VTS student and top chefs fr from om ar area ea eateries. Event held at the Ramada Oasis Convention Center, Center, $35 each, $500 for VIP tables (seats 10) For mor more e infor information mation call 417 417-864-2232 October 2 October 20 0 7 7:00am: :00am: Step back in time as you see how apple cider and apple butter wer e made in “The Olden were Days” Go back in time as you listen to a John Deer e “hit & miss” engine as it churns churns delicious Deere homemade ice cream. cream. W e invite you to come We for a relaxing relaxing and delightful day! Food samples, br eakfast & lunch served, auction, handcrafted breakfast item, homemade food, and rides. No admission, must buy tickets for rides. Seymour Missouri, for mor e infor mation call Gwen at 417-935-9010 more information O ctober 2 0 8 :30am: October 20 8:30am: Join the American Cancer Society in Making Strides Against Br east Cancer - - Join the fight Breast against br east cancer by participating in the breast American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Br east Cancer® 5K walk at the Jordan Jordan Breast V alley Park. TTo o rregister egister or for mor e infor mation, Valley more information, visit makingstridesswmo.or g, call 417.447.1488,, or email Hope starts with you! O ctober 2 01 0:00am-12:00pm, 2 -4:00pm: October 20 10:00am-12:00pm, 2-4:00pm: Come lear n how to disassemble and learn rreassemble eassemble a stuf fed animal and walk away stuffed fr om this workshop with a unique, one-of-a-kind from toy cr eation! Pr e-registration and pr e-payment creation! Pre-registration pre-payment rrequired. equired. Cost is Child/Par ent Duo $20 Member Child/Parent $25 Non-members. Additional Children Children can attend at $10 per child.

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A Little Less Conversation, A Little More Action!

Special thanks to our Casino Night sponsors:

Was the theme for this year’s 2nd Annual Casino Night hosted by the Rotaract Club of Springfield and Sunrise Rotary held at The Ramada Oasis Convention Center on September 15. Proceeds exceeding $18,000 benefited the Boys and Girls Town of Missouri, Regional Girls' Shelter and the Rotary Foundation's PolioPlus Initiative.

Full House

There was fun had by all and many guests were dressed as Priscilla or Elvis and enjoyed Spring Vegas, Elvis-style. There were many styles of gambling from poker to roulette and some nice prizes were raffled off including a “Stay and Play Get Away” at Downstream Casino Resort. The event was emceed by Leigh & Nick Moody.

High Rollers

Ameriprise Financial Arvest Bank BancorpSouth BKD, CPAs & Advisors Janelle & Dan Cobb DVLarue/Springfield Cares Firestone GiGi’s Cupcakes Great Southern Bank Harshman Chiropractic Kum & Go Krispy Kreme Liberty Bank Linda’s Flowers Paperwise Pearson-Kelley Office Products Premier Home Health Positronic Industries TLC Properties

Deuces are Wild

Empire Bank/Central Trust Company Focus Work Force Harmison & Pearman Major Brands Med-Pay Oak Star Ollis & Company Robinson & Company, LLP Rooney McBride & Smith, LLC Springfield Catholic Springfield First Community Bank The Courtney Law Firm Tucker & Company

Royal Flush Sponsors



3rd Annual

Hound Dog Homecoming The Humane Society of Southwest Missouri held its third Hound Dog Homecoming in September at the Springfield Expo Center. All dogs were welcome to this free, full-day event. Throughout the event, all attendees enjoyed dog demonstrations, family-friendly activities, a bounce house, childrens’ crafts, low-cost microchipping, educational booths, as well as fun on-site competitions including: Owner-Dog Look Alike, the Best Trick, the Cutest Dog and the Best Halloween costume. For the royal finale, our local celebrity emcee, Jay Fotsch, crowned the 2012 Homecoming King and Queen.

Sponsor | Dr. Nancy O’Reilly PsD



hanks to overwhelming support from the community, it was another record-breaking year for the ANPAC Car Show for Kids.

Approximately 300 car and truck owners traveled

from all across the Midwest to show off their beautiful vehicles, and thousands of spectators attended the family-friendly event. Far surpassing last year’s total, the show raised between $29,000 and $30,000 for the United Way of the Ozarks. Since 1999, the show has raised nearly $200,0000 for the organization. All of the money raised at the ANPAC Car Show for Kids will stay in the Ozarks, benefiting the work of the United Way’s partner agencies in 14 different counties. Show organizers couldn’t have been happier with the turnout, the weather and the amazing amount of money that was raised to help those in need. Mark your calendars for next year’s show, which will be Saturday, September 21, 2013!




by Dan Prater The Center for Nonprofit Communication at Drury University

Imagine a conversation like this:


There is going to be an FST meeting after today's JD hearing, where the judge wants to know if papers for the ICPC have been filed, or if the DJO and the GAL recommend TPR.



This is a conversation you might hear in the social service system. Those who work in that arena understand every acronym, yet the vast majority of those on the outside are probably clueless. Like most industries, the nonprofit sector has its own language. We talk about Gifts in Kind, 990s, sustainability, LCSWs, and governance. We discuss capital campaigns and restricted funding. But what does it all mean to those outside our industry?

Nonprofit organizations frequently overlook the value of clear writing and speaking. One reason could be that we spend so

There are times when we are forced into us-

programs/services are unaware they exist.

much time talking to our colleagues in

ing pretentious language. Academia and

It could mean we do not get awarded a

other organizations like our own, we for-

government are two classic examples where

grant because our proposal was poorly

get how uncommon our language can be

clear, concise language often goes by the

worded. It could also mean the people

to everyone else.

wayside. But most of the time we are bet-

and businesses of our community are not

Tony Proscio, author of In Other Words,

ter off using plain, simple English. Say

engaged, simply because they are unclear

says when people don’t understand what

math instead of computational skills, or rain

about who we are, what we do, and why

they’re reading or hearing, they’re not

instead of precipitation.

we do it.

likely to respond, react, or comment. In-

Big, ostentatious words may im-

stead, they’ll choose to opt out.

press some people, but rarely

In this economy, we can't afford for peo-

work as well as small ones. Since

ple to "opt out" of our work. Nonprofit

most readers and listeners don't

when you say something, make sure you have said it... be clear!

professionals' job is to bring people in -

have an understanding of our in-

not alienate them. Our responsibility goes

sider phrases, we can easily con-

beyond simply securing funds to maintain

fuse and alienate them from our

our organization and achieve our mission.

work. It says, "I'm smarter than

We have an obligation to the general pub-

you," or "I'm in the know and

lic, to provide a better understanding of

you're not." Clear writing can

the problems of our community.

help level the playing field, placing the pub-

There's no one secret to clear, effective

lic and those in the nonprofit industry on

communication. But one thing that will al-

the same page.

ways help is to determine your audience.

The work of most nonprofit organizations

All writing and speaking should take into

is critical. Whether it is feeding, educating,

consideration the audience's knowledge

housing, assisting, advocating, counseling,

of the topic, likes and dislikes, and their

or protecting, the work of these groups

point of view. Once you understand who

can be life-changing. If we fail to commu-

you are talking to, you will have a much

nicate our message clearly to the public,

better chance of producing clear writing

the consequences can be profound.

and speaking.

eler expecting to be met at a railroad sta-

A national study* of 1,500 nonprofits con-

No matter what your organization does or

tion and not being met because of a slip-

ducted earlier this year illustrated this

who you serve, you will benefit from

shod telegram. Think of the tragedies

problem: Most (75%) of the organizations

being a better communicator.

rooted in ambiguity, and be clear! When

said their messages are not connecting

you say something, make sure you have

with intended audiences.

said it. The chances of your having said it

A communication failure could mean that

are only fair.

the very men and women who need our

Consider the words of Strunk and White in their 1935 usage book, The Elements of Style: Muddiness is not merely a disturber of prose, it is also a destroyer of life, of hope: death on the highway caused by a badly worded road sign, heartbreak among lovers caused by a misplaced phrase in a well-intentioned letter, anguish of a trav-

*Nonprofit Message Survey, ect-nonprofit-messages/


October Calendar of Events Mon.






Last Chance Couples Golf





Barnyard Days


Buy a Pink Ribbon Bagel!

BCFO Tennis Tournament 18


Barnyard Days Last Chance Couples Golf MSU Dig Pink 13

Sunshine Run Paint the Landing Pink BCFO Tennis Tournament


Crusin’ for Cleavage







Sept. 22: 4th Annual Tanger Outlet 5K Run/Walk Branson, MO Visit or to register online or visit Shopper Services located at Tanger Outlets. Oct. 5-7: Barnyard Days Held in Neosho, MO, Barnyard Days is a family fun festival. Buy your fall mums and listen to great music while enjoying arts and crafts. Visit for more information. Oct. 5: Murney Associates Presents Hooked on Dance 2012 Hosted at University Plaza Convention Center. Call BCFO at 417.862.3838 for more information. Oct. 6: MSU Women’s Volleyball Dig Pink Match Hammons Student Center, 7:00 pm Oct. 6-7: Last Chance Couples Golf Scramble Ledgestone Golf Course in Stonebridge Village Call 417.335.8187 for more information. Oct. 12: One day only! 100% of all Panera Pink Ribbon Bagels purchased benet BCFO.

Oct. 12-14: BCFO Tennis Tournament Held at Cooper Tennis Complex. Call 417.862.3838 for more information. Oct. 13: Sunshine Run Join us at Hammons Field in running the 5K sponsored by Women Connect 4 Good Foundation to benet BCFO! Visit to register. Oct. 13: Paint the Landing Pink Shop ‘til you drop with BCFO partners on the Branson Landing. Oct. 20: Cruisin’ for Cleavage Bike & Car Poker Run Registration begins at 10:00 am. Visit for more information. Oct. 26: Boobapalooza Visit for more information. Oct. 27: Trick or Treat for Breast Cancer Springeld Raceway, 6:00 pm. Sept. 3-23: McDonald’s Smoothie Promotion 25 cents of each smoothie sold across the Ozarks benets BCFO!



Springeld Raceway Trick or Treat

Join with Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks to give help and hope to local families impacted by breast cancer. For more information call 417.862.3838 or visit

Purchase a “Power of Pink” bracelet for a friend



Find the perfect gift at Gifts of Distinction

Go shopping with your Tanger Pink Card 28

Hooked on Dance


Sat. 6

Remember to do your onthly self breast exam

BCFO Tennis Tournament



Fri. 5

Go on shopping spree for a cause with your BCFO Pink Heart Card

Barnyard Days 14

Thu. 4

Remember to schedule your yearly mammogram

Order Panera Pink Ribbon Bagels for you workplace 7

Wed. 3

Sept. 12 -Oct. 25: Tanger Outlets Pink Card Promotion For a $1 donation, shoppers will receive a special card for 25% o one item at participating stores. Cards may be purchased at Shopper Services located at Tanger Outlets or call BCFO at 417.862.3838. 25% OFF

Oct. 1-31 Panera Bread Pink Ribbon Bagel Promotion For every Pink Ribbon Bagel sold, 25 cents will be donated to BCFO. Treat your workplace! Call BCFO for pre-order information. Sept. 13 - Oct. 13: BCFO Pink Heart Card Promotion For a $25 donation, shoppers will receive a reusable 20% o discount card that can be used at participating stores in Branson, Springeld, and Joplin. Visit or call 417.862.3838 for more information.

Oct. 1-31: Mama Jeans Change Can Promotion Your spare change can change a life! Drop o your change at your nearby Mama Jean’s Store and Mama Jeans will match the change can donations up to $250.

Oct. 1-31: Brighton “Power of Pink” (Branson Landing)

Only at Brighton on the Branson Landing. A percent of proceeds from Power of Pink Bracelets will benet BCFO. Call 417.239.3737 for more information. Oct. 1 - 31: Gifts of Distinction (Branson Landing) BCFO will recieve a portion of the proceeds from Pandora, Swarovski, and Vera Bradley sales. Call 800.619.6910 for more information.

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Cents of Pride is a program that empowers students to earn the things they want and need while learning valuable life skills to succeed throughout their lives. The organization partners with schools, churches, businesses and foundations to fill “Pride Stores” at local schools with items for students to purchase with “Pride Bucks” earned through positive behavior and good choices. Students are able to purchase a variety of items, including clothes, toys, games, food, and hygiene products for themselves and their families. As more participate in the program, larger numbers of students are learning personal responsibility and basic economic lessons about spending versus saving and want versus need. The kids also receive valuable insights about how an individual’s actions can affect everyone, from a single person to an entire community. “This program has been such a blessing to our school,” said Dr. Kevin Huffman, principal at Robberson Elementary School. “Our store is open twice a month and the kids really look forward to the day they get to go shopping! They learn how to plan, save and budget for what they really want. It’s a real ‘hands-on’ teaching experience, as well as a motivational tool to help kids make better choices. “They love the pride they feel when they have earned enough ‘bucks’ to purchase what they really want or need. It’s also rewarding to watch the kids go to the store and buy items for other members in their family, often sacrificing their own needs and desires for others.” Volunteers, teachers and others involved with Cents of Pride have been touched by the thoughtfulness and generosity of kids making purchases. Stories, such as two siblings saving and combining their Pride Bucks to buy a game system as a Christmas gift for their family, or a student who purchased diapers for her unborn sibling, have inspired the community to embrace the Cents of Pride program and expand it into more schools. More schools mean more children have access to the program.

To partner with Cents of Pride and help make a real difference in the lives of local children or to learn more about the program, visit or contact Director Kim Acuff at 28

cents of pride

empowers students, inspires community

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nonprofit executivESsStAFFsvolunteerSsboard memberSsCommunity leaders

Helping provide nonprofit professionals with strategies for improving communication and creating stronger connections with donors, volunteers, businesses, and the community.

feature sessions: Dr. Norm Ridder, Springfield Public Schools Tiffany Applegate, Nonprofit Consultant

Communicating with your Board of Directors Dr. Jonathan Groves, Drury Professor

WordPress and website Basics

Jeff Riggins, Healthtronics Social Media Consultant

Social Media ROI

Joel Alexander, City Utilities Communications

Video Storytelling

Dr. Beverly Tremain, Public Health Consultant

Thursday, October 18th 9:00AM –3:30PM Drury University’s Trustee Science Center Springfield, Missouri $25 per person $20 per person as groups of 4 or more price includes lunch from Panera

Strategic Planning Basics

Dwayne Fulk, Attorney at Polsinelli Shughart Law Dan Prater, Center for Nonprofit Communication

Forming a Message Platform

Dr. Regina Waters, Drury Professor Jill Wiggins and Tina Moore, Drury Career Center Jon Pascoe, Arvest Bank Information Security director

Register online at, or by calling 417-873-7443 For more information, contact Dan Prater at Drury at 873-7443 or at

Cyber Crimes/Fraud

Springfield CARES October 2012  

Promothing non profit communication and awareness in our community