Fred Rogers Honored with Stamp

Fred Rogers was a beloved friend to children. His groundbreaking public television series, “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” delighted and educated young viewers from 1968 to 2001. On March 23, the U.S. Postal Service issued a stamp in his honor. A Presbyterian minister, Fred Rogers developed his program in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and launched it nationally in 1968. (Read More…)

Brackets For Good Tournament: Everybody Wins!

Brackets For Good (BFG) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. It hosts online, bracket-style fundraising tournaments around the country. Non-profit organizations, including PCHAS, earn name recognition and have a chance to win $10,000 from a generous corporate sponsor. BFG uses the same cyber security as Chase Bank, Aetna Life Insurance and other major companies. It also (Read More…)

A Dream Come True

  Music heals the soul. No one knows this better than PCHAS Foster Care Case Management client Devin Strayhorn. The Nixa, Missouri high-school senior has played the tuba since the sixth grade and has used music to cope with difficulties he has faced as a young person in foster care. Now, Devin’s love and mastery (Read More…)

Stronger Together

Friends, As we embark on a new year of service together, I would like to offer you some personal reasons why I feel particularly blessed to be a member of our PCHAS family. My call to serve children and families came many years ago. As a young, court-appointed attorney for abused and neglected children, I (Read More…)

Gifts of toys, clothes make a difference

Gifts come to PCHAS children in many shapes, from little Legos to long quilts, from winter coats to shoes that fit. Once again our Christmas storeroom was abuzz with mentors and case workers acting as Santa’s elves. The in-kind donations from individuals, churches and businesses are lightening the load for families in crisis and children (Read More…)

Help Children and Earn Tax Credits through 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. These tax credits went  into effect July 1, 2017 and are available on a first-come, first-served basis until the funds are depleted. The Youth Opportunities Program (YOP) is administered by the Missouri Department (Read More…)

You Shop. Amazon Gives.

When it comes to online shopping for Christmas, Amazon has cornered the  market. That’s why we became part of their Amazon Smile program. Amazon Smile was created so that online shoppers like you would have the chance to donate a portion of your total sale cost to your favorite charity or cause. It’s a creative, (Read More…)