The Ultimate Win-Win: Help Children and Earn Tax Credits

Youth Opportunities Program (YOP) The State of Missouri values caring for children and families in need. It offers tax credits to encourage citizens to do so, as well. The new cycle of these tax credits goes into effect July 1, 2017. Through the unique Youth Opportunities Program (YOP), administered by the Missouri Department of Economic Development, individual and (Read More…)

Springfield Donor Cares for Children

There is a funding gap in caring for Children. Government funding and donations contribute toward the bare necessities for any child. Caring donors have a large impact on filling in the funding gap. Where we can, we also try to furnish non-essentials that will help a child feel loved and cared for. But often this (Read More…)

Why We Give – David and Joan Marshall

As Presbyterian ministers, David and Joan Marshall were no strangers to Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services, and our mission to serve children and families in need. They shared the passion of former Executive Director Jim Thurman for helping children, and their personal connection with the agency deepened as a result. Over the last 16 years, the (Read More…)

Why I Give: Lawson Calhoun

Q: How did you first become involved with Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services? A: I first learned of PCHAS through Cote Brilliante Presbyterian Church, when the congregation provided special offerings to the children’s home. I became more acquainted with the organization professionally when I worked with Executive Director Harold Showalter on a couple of committees. (Read More…)

Why I Give: Amy Taylor

Amy Taylor is like many people of her generation: Over the years, she worked hard and saved her money. Following her career as an administrative assistant to physicians and business executives, Amy retired and now enjoys devoting her time to her family, church, and other pursuits. Just like before, she continues to make smart decisions (Read More…)