Difference Makers

Difference Makers highlights area organizations that are making a big impact in our communities. Our Difference Makers special airs the third Saturday of the month at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.



The Kitchen

Sunday, December 31, 2017

View Full Post     On March 27, 1983, The Kitchen’s founder, Sister Lorraine Biebel, took $50 and turned it into meals for the homeless and hungry people in our community. The Kitchen has continued to grow from that day—through…


Doula Foundation

Thursday, November 30, 2017

View Full Post       A doula is commonly  known as a birth companion or post-birth supporter. It is a nonmedical person who assists a woman before, during, and often after childbirth, as well as her spouse and family.…


100 FOLD

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

View Full Post   100 FOLD came to be from the loving and caring hearts of local businesses and individuals with a strong desire to help local families in need. Unfortunately, there seems to be a growing number of people…


SPARK Leaders

Saturday, September 30, 2017

View Full Post   School can be difficult. It can also be challenging to watch other kids go through tough times. That's why a group of students wanted to make sure that other kids in their school knew that they are valued.…


Springfield Victory Mission

Thursday, August 31, 2017

View Full Post   Victory Mission is a place of help and hope to individuals and families in need. Since 1976, they have been reaching out with the love of Jesus Christ to people who are hungry, homeless, hurting and struggling…


Better Life In Recovery

Monday, July 31, 2017

View Full Post   The mission of Better Life In Recovery (BLIR) is to deal hope and foster dignity for those who struggle with substance use and mental health issues through community service, awareness and education events…


Lift Up Springfield

Friday, June 30, 2017

View Full Post     The mission of Lift Up Springfield is, “To remember what we are here for: To serve and care for our neighbors in need. To get rid of the red tape and get down to the business of providing good old fashioned…


The Gathering Tree

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

View Full Post     For over seven years, The Gathering Tree has been involved in various ways of helping the homeless in the downtown area of Springfield.   As a result of this experience and in an attempt to focus on…


Foster Adopt Connect

Sunday, April 30, 2017

View Full Post     Foster Adopt Connect (FAC) is a comprehensive support and advocacy center for abused and neglected children and the families caring for them. This unique organization was created by foster and adoptive…


Senior Foundation of the Ozarks

Friday, March 31, 2017

View Full Post   Through advocacy, encouragement and financial assistance, the Senior Foundation of the Ozarks strives to strengthen opportunities and services for seniors in Southwest Missouri. They have a mission to…