The Council of Churches of the Ozarks’ Compassion Campaign brings together caring hearts and hands to provide life-changing services to people in need in our community.

The 2017 Compassion Campaign is the $1.7 million annual fund campaign supporting the mission of the Council of Churches of the Ozarks. Basic human services are provided—food, shelter, security—and a comforting hand to help in times of need. Through your partnership, the Council of Churches of the Ozarks is able to deliver life-changing services for the most vulnerable in our community. Since 1969, we have been trusted to provide services that are most needed. Today, that commitment to serve continues and is fulfilled through your partnership with the dedicated staff and volunteers who are striving together to improve the quality of life in the Ozarks.

Any gift made in support of any service of the Council of Churches of the Ozarks will go towards the overall goal of the 2017 Compassion Campaign—your support makes a difference!

A financial gift provides immediate support where needed most to help ensure ALL nine services offered by the Council of Churches of the Ozarks will continue to serve uninterrupted, especially during those months when expenses exceed income for a service. Your gift will be put to work to meet the needs in our community and to help us reach our goal of $1.7 million.

Those in need depend on us; we depend on you!

At any given time

Children in foster homes across Greene, Taney and Christian counties
food-insecure people in Greene county (they don't know where their next meal will come from)
children who live in food-insecure families
unsheltered homeless people in Springfield

Why you should help

With your partnership to the Council of Churches of the Ozarks, we are able to provide necessary services such as food, shelter, and clothing to under-resourced people living in the Ozarks. In the last ten years, poverty has doubled in the Ozarks with a staggering 61% of elementary children qualifying for free or reduced lunches. At any given time, there are 1,000 children in foster care and on average there are over 250 homeless individuals without a place to sleep everyday. Your gift to the Council of Churches of the Ozarks ensures that families have food, foster children and families have the resources they need to thrive, and homeless women have safe, overnight shelter.

Your impact

Your time, talent and treasure impacts their story

TIME: There are many opportunities to donate your time to the Council of Churches of the Ozarks; including Give Back Mondays, volunteering at one of our nine outreach ministries, spending the night helping out at Safe to Sleep or helping at our Crosslines Holiday Distribution or mobile distributions.


TALENT: We have specialized volunteer opportunities that are long-term and include volunteer leadership (boards or advisory committees), office assistance and special events.


TREASURES: Cash and non-cash donations are always welcome. Donations can be brought to Council of Churches of the Ozarks, 627 N. Glenstone or secure credit card donations are accepted with the Donate button above.