Isabel's House Crisis Nursery of the Ozarks
Isabel's House, where kids are loved and families are supported, operates 24/7/365 providing immediate refuge for children age’s birth to 12 years whose families are in crisis. By partnering with families and the community, the team at Isabel's House works to strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect – an ongoing "red–flag issue" in Southwest Missouri. Since opening its doors in 2007, Isabel's House has served over 3,550 children and 1,750 families. Today, with community–wide support for strong, healthy families, Isabel’s House remains uniquely positioned to care for children while offering parents and caregivers with the help and hope needed to move beyond a crisis.
Originally founded as a Signature Project of the Junior League of Springfield, Isabel's House is now entering its 10th year of service to the region, with its mission upheld by amazing individuals and organizations through direct donations, advocacy, volunteer and board service, and fundraising efforts. On behalf of the hundreds of families Isabel's House will serve in the coming months, would you answer the call to walk, run, or ride for #TeamIsabel in this year's Bass Pro Fitness Series events? Fundraising for Isabel's House is easy to do, and our team will provide tools to help you ask your friends and family to support your race for a cause.
Every dollar counts: please give and get involved today to make an immediate impact on the lives of kids and families facing a crisis. Learn more about volunteer opportunities, upcoming special events, and many ways to donate at www.isabelshouse.org.
Girls on the Run of Southwest Missouri SoleMates Program
Girls on the Run is an innovate health education and wellness program that combines training for a 3.1 mile run/walk event with life-changing, self-esteem enhancing lessons that encourage healthy habits and an active lifestyle in 3rd-8th grade girls. Girls on the Run uses the experience of training for and running a 5K race to show girls that anything is possible. Our mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.
SoleMates are a team of both male and female athletes who raise money for Girls on the Run while training for an athletic event of their choice. SoleMates set personal goals, such as running a marathon, to raise critically needed funds that ensure we can serve girls in our community. More than half of the girls that participate annually need scholarship support to participate in the program. Being a SoleMate is also a great opportunity to give girls an example of healthy living while providing you, a SoleMate, with motivation to train! By becoming a SoleMate, you are doing much more than achieving your personal fitness goals! You are demonstrating your true commitment to the values we are instilling in girls: celebrating their physical and emotional health and transforming the way they see themselves and their opportunities. Sign up today to be a SoleMate and let your love of running make a difference in the life of a local girl!
For more information on how to register to be a SoleMate, visit our website, www.gotrswmo.org and click on the SoleMates link under the Get Involved Tab.
Youth for Christ/USA, Serving the Ozarks
Youth for Christ/USA impacts local communities through 150 chapters and almost 40 affiliates, one of which is YFC/USA, The Ozarks. YFC reaches young people everywhere, working together with the local church and other likeminded partners to raise up lifelong followers of Jesus who lead by their Godliness in lifestyle, devotion to the Word of God in prayer, passion for the love of Christ and commitment to social involvement.
Youth for Christ accomplishes its missions locally through eleven core national ministries that meet teens where they are. Its staff and volunteers can be found with the youth at community centers, high schools, middle schools, juvenile institutions, and coffee shops forming authentic relationships with young people who need Jesus. YFC/USA, The Ozarks currently reaches area youth through YFC's Campus Life ministry with a club in Nixa, MO. Campus Life High School ministry combines healthy relationships with creative programs to help young people make good choices, establish a solid foundation for life, and positively impact their schools.
YFC/USA, The Ozarks is entering its fourth year of ministry and hopes to see significant growth throughout the Ozarks this year. Plans include adding two other YFC ministries: YFC Core and Parent Life, as well as expanding the Campus Life ministry to other high schools. Youth for Christ needs funding, volunteers and community support to make this possible. When you run, bike, or walk on behalf of Youth for Christ, you are helping YFC realize its potential to reach over 2,000 students in this community. Scott Gardner, 417-225-0220; firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Youth for Christ, visit our local Facebook page at www.facebook.com/yfcozarks or our national website www.yfc.net. For more information about fundraising, visit https://yfc.givingfuel.com.
Champion Athletes of the Ozarks
Champion Athletes of the Ozarks serves children and adults with disabilities living in the Ozarks area. Through education, sports training and competition we are building self-esteem, self-confidence and social skills. We are creating a positive atmosphere while teaching decision-making skills, team skills, appropriate behaviors and the feeling of success. Champion Athletes of the Ozarks also has a focus on life skills and fitness. All of these skills are necessary for every individual to be successful in work and school and to be a more productive citizen in our community. Join us and run with our athletes on Marathon weekend. Running for Champion Athletes of the Ozarks makes you a Champion, Be our Champion!
Contact Information: Susan Miles, 417-890-1599; email@example.com
For more information about Champion Athletes of the Ozarks, visit www.championathletes.org