I had the opportunity to volunteer with CCUA at Benton Elementary School on their Harvest Day. The main focus was for the children to learn about eggs - where they come from and ways we can cook them that are beneficial for our bodies. The children had the opportunity to pet a live hen and also see a demonstration on how to make omelets as well as eat the omelets. I really enjoyed being able to participate and interact with the children. Their excitement for learning about eggs was contagious.
Love INC (In the Name of Christ) of Columbia is one of 150 local affiliates of a 35 year old national organization founded in 1977. Love INC opened their doors in May 2008, in order to enable churches within Columbia, Missouri to better network their resources, ministries and talents to help those in need. The following story was provided by Love INC.
Lutheran Family and Children’s Services of Missouri (LFCS) is a not-for-profit social services organization serving the State of Missouri. The organization provides services such as counseling, adoption services, crisis assistance, foster care, child care and more. The following story was provided by LCFS.
Throughout the year Heart of Missouri United Way Board Members will have the opporunity to tour partner agencies to see firsthand the wonderful work they are doing each day. Our first tour was with Great Circle.
We all want to believe that we will be rewarded if we just work hard enough. Unfortunately, this isn’t a truism for a large number of people in our country who work incredibly hard and still fall behind financially.
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If you’ve ever set foot on a plane, you probably remember the flight attendant going through the emergency checklist. She showed you how to undo a seatbelt, use the provided life raft, and, of course, secure your own oxygen mask before assisting others.
Similarly, a nonprofit can’t change the world if it doesn’t take care of itself first — whether that’s updating its technology or paying its staff appropriately. Yet, not everyone recognizes this concept.
In this interview, Tim Rich discusses his struggles, his triumphs, and his inspiration to help fight poverty every day.