Downtown Springfield Association

Looking for some good news? We’ve got plenty in Downtown Springfield! We’ll compile feel-good photos and stories here so you can come back whenever you need a boost!

Mother’s Brewing Company has made it very easy to support those in the bar and restaurant industry who’ve lost their jobs. Donate to their Mother’s Industry Support Fund or buy beer! Read more about it on our blog.

Meet James. On April 14, Discovery Center tried to get this bag added onto a pick up order, but it was too late. When James heard that they needed shoes for one of the little girls at their emergency childcare center for healthcare workers and first responders, he bought it with his own money and brought it out anyway. She’s been taking her shoes off during the day because they are too small for her feet. This meant something to James, and he jumped into action.

The historic Gillioz Theatre has an inspirational message on its marquee:

Be safe. Be Kind. Be Hopeful.

Need some reasons to smile? We thought of five and would love to share them with you. Enjoy this blog entry!

Community Foundation of the Ozarks has awarded two rounds of COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund grants.

Seven nonprofits were the beneficiaries in the second round, with total grants through the program now reaching around $180,000 after the first presentation on April 3. You can read more in the Springfield Business Journal.

Have you every wanted to help write history? The History Museum on the Square is giving you the chance to do just that right now!

You can support Springfield…and look sharp doing it! 5 Pound Apparel is printing these Support SGF T-shirts. It’s simple: buy the shirt and 5 Pound will donate $15 to the local business of your choice! Order today!

There are plenty of helpers giving their time and energy for their communities. But who is helping the helpers? The Discovery Center is, and you can help, too!

We want to give a big shoutout to “Philanthropy Row” on Jefferson: Community Foundation of the OzarksCommunity Partnership of the Ozarks and United Way of the Ozarks. They are always hard at work for the community and they’ve stepped up even more. Visit for a list of immediate needs for their agency partners in Springfield and Greene County. Each agency listing includes contact information. If you can help, it’s easy to get in touch with the right people! Thanks again, CFO, Community Partnership and United Way. You all ROCK!

We will all return. In the meantime, follow this advice from Springfield Improv. Stay safe. Wash your hands. We can’t wait to see you all again in our little neighborhood.

While financial help is on the way to businesses via the $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief bill, a number of local efforts seek to also make an impact.

Nonprofit funding assistance, financial donations to small businesses and even a coloring contest are ongoing projects by businesses aimed to ease the economic pain of COVID-19. Read more about it in the Springfield Business Journal.

“Stay SAFE. Stay STRONG. From your Normans Bridal Family.”

Downtown Springfield is more than just a neighborhood. It is a collection of neighbors. We have seen good times and bad times. No matter what, though, we have seen our neighbors rally to help each other out and support each other, and it warms our square-shaped heart.

We’re going to get through this, together.