SPONSORED The Place: FosterAdopt Connect: Youth Connect Center Birthday

Jessi HawkinsVolunteer Spotlight

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – The YouthConnect Center is a drop-in center for youth ages 13-18 years old & their families. They are celebrating their first birthday on October 17th by having an open house and an Amazon wish list for people who cannot attend the events. For more information or to donate go to https://www.fosteradopt.org/ or check out their Facebook. To report a … Read More

Least of These food pantry asks for volunteers to pack 1,600 Christmas meals on Thursday

Jessi HawkinsVolunteer Spotlight

By Reagan Di Trolio Published: Nov. 29, 2023 at 3:58 AM CST OZARK, Mo. (KY3) – With record numbers of families seeking food assistance in October and November, food pantries are already gearing up to feed families for Christmas. Least of These, Inc. is a food pantry in Ozark. Hundreds of volunteers of all ages will pack Christmas meals on Thursday from … Read More

SPONSORED The Place: FosterAdopt Connect: Road to Home Gala

Jessi HawkinsVolunteer Spotlight

FosterAdopt Connect’s Road to Home Gala is on August 19th. It’s their biggest fundraiser and will cover operational costs. Enjoy live music, dancing, and dinner By Daniel Posey Published: Aug. 3, 2023 at 12:38 PM CDT SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – FosterAdopt Connect is organizing its annual fundraising event, the Road to Home Gala, which will take place on Saturday, August 19th. … Read More

ARC of the Ozarks: Christmas in July

Jessi HawkinsVolunteer Spotlight

The Arc of the Ozarks’ Christmas Extravaganza is on December 8th! Enjoy a live auction, live music, and great food while supporting their Autism Services. By Daniel Posey Published: Jul. 25, 2023 at 1:43 PM CDT SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – We’re now halfway to Christmas and the Arc of the Ozarks’ Christmas Extravaganza, happening on Friday, December 8th. Daniel Posey gives you … Read More

United Way of the Ozarks hosts its annual Day of Caring

Jessi HawkinsVolunteer Spotlight

By KY3 Staff Published: Jun. 22, 2023 at 1:01 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 22, 2023 at 6:38 PM CDT SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – Volunteers across the Ozarks spent Thursday at nonprofits for the United Way’s Day of Caring. This is the 31st annual year for the event in Springfield. Day of Caring encourages volunteers to make nonprofit locations safer and more comfortable for … Read More

Springfield’s Habitat for Humanity celebrates 35 years of service with virtual campaign

Jessi HawkinsVolunteer Spotlight

By KY3 Staff Published: Jun. 8, 2023 at 4:46 PM CDT SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – Springfield’s Habitat of Humanity hosted a virtual campaign on Thursday to celebrate 35 years of providing homes for people in need. It’s called “Hope in Every Home.” The goal is to raise $35,000 for the materials and construction of a five-bedroom home. Habitat says through donors’ … Read More

Missouri offering free vouchers for low income senior-age adults to get fruits and vegetables at Farmers Markets

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By Joe Hickman Published: Jun. 5, 2023 at 6:03 PM CDT|Updated: 22 hours ago SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – Low-income seniors age 60-and-over can now get free $50 vouchers for fresh produce at participating farmers markets. The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition program, now in its fifth year, is sponsored through the Missouri Department of Agriculture and in the Springfield area the vouchers are available … Read More

The Place: Bike MS: Texas 150

Jessi HawkinsVolunteer Spotlight

Daniel Posey rides in Bike MS: Texas 150. This is a two day cycle has the participants raising money & biking 50 to 100 miles a day. By Daniel Posey Published: May. 19, 2023 at 3:27 PM CDT SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – Daniel Posey rides in Bike MS: Texas 150. This is a two day cycle has the participants raising money & … Read More

CASA opens new headquarters in Springfield, Mo.

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Members of CASA southwest Missouri celebrated the opening of its new headquarters in Springfield.(KY3) By KY3 Staff Published: May. 23, 2023 at 4:57 PM CDT|Updated: 17 hours ago SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – Members of CASA southwest Missouri celebrated the opening of its new headquarters in Springfield. CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates. CASA helps children navigate the court system. The headquarters is … Read More