Nourishing Hope: The Impact of Crosslines Food Pantry

The Crosslines Food Pantry, a program of Council of Churches of the Ozarks, stands as a pillar of community support, touching the lives of many in profound ways. Recently, a touching encounter between a volunteer and a senior citizen shed light on the life-changing impact of the nutritious food provided by Crosslines. The senior, residing … Read more

Sarah’s Triumph: Redefining Beauty and Abilities

In the heart of Council of Churches of the Ozarks, Sarah’s presence at the Diaper Bank of the Ozarks is a beacon of light, illuminating the lives of those around her with her infectious positivity and unwavering dedication. Sarah, a volunteer with autism, embodies the spirit of resilience and inclusivity, challenging perceptions and breaking down … Read more

Doubling Impact: Join Ambassadors for Children in Supporting Foster Care Awareness Month

In observance of National Foster Care Awareness Month this May, Ambassadors for Children invites your support. Thanks to the generosity of Bill and Virginia Darr, every dollar donated to AFC, up to $50,000, will be matched, doubling the assistance provided to children in Greene, Christian, and Taney counties. Without amazing foster parents: Hundreds of children in foster care … Read more

Council of Churches of the Ozarks Celebrates One-Year Anniversary: A Year of Service, Support, and Success

Council of Churches of the Ozarks recently marked a significant milestone as it celebrated its one-year anniversary at its new headquarters. This momentous occasion not only commemorated a year of service but also underscored the organization’s commitment to providing essential support to the community. Over the past year, CCO has undergone a transformative journey, consolidating … Read more

Transforming Lives: How Crosslines Food Pantry Restores Hope and Health in Springfield

In a heartwarming testament to the impact of community support, a volunteer at  Crosslines Food Pantry, a program of Council of Churches of the Ozarks, recently shared a touching encounter with a senior citizen whose life has been transformed by the quality of food provided by the pantry. The senior, a resident of low-income housing, expressed … Read more

Kickapoo High School’s Mr. KHS Event Raises $5,000 for Wish I May: Spreading Joy One Birthday at a Time

The annual Kickapoo High School event, Mr. KHS, took on a special significance this year as it partnered with Council of Churches of the Ozarks’ program, Wish I May, to support underprivileged children and their families in the local community. Months of anticipation led up to the event, with students from each grade level eagerly … Read more