5 Things You Didn’t Know About Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras is the most talked about holiday this time of the year, especially in New Orleans, Louisiana. St. Louis is known for hosting the 2nd biggest Mardi Gras in the United States, only behind that of New Orleans. Were you a part of that tradition last weekend?

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Emily Laurie
February Calendar For A Cause- American Heart Association

February is all about the heart!  Believe it or not, we’re not talking about Valentine’s Day this time.  We chose to support American Heart Association during the month of February for our Calendar for a Cause.  The American Heart Association was established in 1924 by six cardiologists.  Originating in New York City, the headquarters moved to Dallas in 1975 so they could be more centrally located.

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7 LOCAL Food Services That We LoVE!

There are all sorts of resolutions people come up with, whether that be going to the gym more often, or just simply trying to eat better and avoid the bad foods we tend to put in our bodies every now and then.

Check out our favorite 7 local food services that are making our lives easier when it comes to eating healthy!

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Emily Laurie
Hogan's Helping Hands-Jeans for Teens Charity Bowl

Hogan’s Helping Hands was honored to support a new charity venture, Jeans for Teens, founded by Gerrie Moore and her group at Keller Williams. Gerrie’s goal is to raise money to buy jeans for students, as she knows there’s a large number of teenagers in the Tri-Lakes area who are in need of clothing, especially in the cold winter weather.

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Emily Laurie
January Calendar For A Cause- Rare Breed

Caring for one another is something we should all strive for.  Rare Breed, a division of The Kitchen is doing just that here in Springfield, Missouri!   They were established in June of 2000 and serve 60-70 youth every night.  The Rare Breed Youth Outreach Center partners with different agencies around the city to help provide programs for youth that are striving to overcome trauma or poverty.

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Emily Laurie
November Calendar For A Cause- Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is an incredible organization in which we all should be involved with, whether it be donating time to help build homes for those in need, raising money for the organization or taking advantage of the great deals available to all on materials at the Habitat for Humanity- ReStore, there is a place for everyone to help!

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Josh Stewart
June Calendar For A Cause- NAMI

The National Alliance on Mental Health Illness here in Southwest Missouri is a local organization that has been in the Southwest Missouri region for over three decades, as they launched in 1982. The mission of The National Alliance on Mental Health Illness is to improve the lives of people affected by a mental illness diagnosis, including providing needed programs, information, services, support groups and referrals.

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Josh Stewart