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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.
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.
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!
We want to give a big shoutout to “Philanthropy Row” on Jefferson: Community Foundation of the Ozarks, Community 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 cfozarks.org/immediateneeds 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!
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.