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OUR MISSION STATEMENT

Through generous donations from our community and volunteers with big hearts to put in the work, we strive to bring greater Christmas joy to local underprivileged children and their families in the Ozarks who may not otherwise experience it.

WHAT WE DO

We reach out to local schools to request a list of eligible children who may benefit from our program.  

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT FROM OTHER CHARITIES? 

GOC sends the school a form for parents to complete, which asks for specific toys on their child's wish list and also asks if there are any basic needs for their child, such as clothing and shoes.

Therefore, not only does the child receive a gift from their personal wish list,

but we are also fulfilling basic human needs.

To top it off, we have a loyal sponsor, who provides a full Christmas Dinner

for the whole Family to enjoy.

If you would like to donate...

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YOUR GIFT WILL MAKE A REAL IMPACT ON LOCAL CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES.

Thanks to the generous support of donors, Children will wake up Christmas morning and feel the joy and hope that the holiday represents.

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Greater Ozarks Charity is honored to accept donations in memory of Jodi Spaniak.

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30 CHILDREN SPONSORED FOR CHRISTMAS 2022

Our Volunteers are AMAZING People!

Volunteers and Board Members shopping and wrapping the gifts for Christmas of 2022.
"Stay tuned for the handing out the gifts and dinners to the families December 17th."

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CHRISTMAS 2022

OUR MISSION IN A PICTURE...
Because of generous donations and our gracious corporate sponsors, we are able to provide Christmas JOY to 30 children from 9 families this year!!!
We also want to give a special thank you to all of the volunteers

who helped shop, wrap and organize the gifts!

🎁🎄❤️ Christmas Program 2022 ❤️🎄🎁

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BRINGING FAMILIES CHRISTMAS JOY 2022

One particular family caught our eye this year.

On the children's Christmas wish and needs list, the mother stated that she had no beds for her three children.

We posted a request for help on social media and the community's response was AMAZING! 

Not only did GOC receive adequate donations to purchase three complete beds, but there was a surplus that we used to provide the family with essential household items such as laundry detergent and cleaning supplies and personal care items like toothpaste, toothbrushes, hair care and body wash.

The children were so full of joy about having beds, they began to assemble them immediatly. 

We asked the Mother, Leslie, "How has Greater Ozarks Charity helped you and your family this Christmas?" 

She replied, "Life-changing; giving my kids a brand new bed is something I could never do". 

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LOCAL BUSINESSES SUPPORTING

OUR MISSION

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BUBBA'S BBQ

504 N West Bypass
Springfield, Mo 65802

Donates the Christmas Dinners to the children's family on Christmas Eve and raises donations at the Charity Corner in Brandon's restaurant

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HOLIDAY AVENUE SALON

1921 S Glenstone Ave
Springfield, Mo 65804

Donates haircuts to each child and helps shop, wrap, and the delivering of the gifts.

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WIL FISCHER DISTRIBUTING

3539 W Farm Road 142
Springfield, Mo 65807

Donated the Keg and energy drinks for the Easter Keg Hunt and provides other services for our fundraising opportunities

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HEMINGWAY INSURANCE SERVICES

342 E Kearney St.
Springfield, MO 65803

Donated the $250 cash prize to the winner of the Easter Keg Hunt

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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MANDY HART

President

Executive Director

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RICHARD "RICK" HART

Vice President/Secretary Interim

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CARRIE WAGNER ALLWARDT

Treasurer

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MICHELLE SNYDER

Volunteer Program Coordinator

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NICOLE HOLIDAY

Board Member

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CONTACT US

Get in touch with Greater Ozarks Charity to learn more about our work, how you can get involved by volunteering, or to make a donation.

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