Jack is a father with two children who works full-time, earning minimum wage. He attends school part-time to improve his skills and expand his opportunities for employment paying a living wage. Jack works hard to provide for his family, but they are struggling, making just over $21,000 annually.
Jack, like hundreds of thousands of Missourians, lives below the poverty line. His earnings are stretched thin to pay for basic needs, and likely aren't enough to cover unexpected bills, emergencies, retirement, let alone - fun with his family.
Your Change Makes a Bold Change
Your gift empowers OACAC's bold, innovative and longstanding programs and projects to meet the needs of our communities served in an unrestricted and flexible way. Your donation helps us provide:
- Mental and dental health supports to children
- School supplies to children and teens, grades K-12
- Critically needed medications to adults
- Necessary home repairs
- Utility reconnections
- Mentorship opportunities for seniors
- Access to services, both in-person and virtually
- Education and skills for empowered self-sufficiency
- Hope for a better life for the people we serve
As a Community Action Agency, we work to provide equity and opportunities for children, adults, seniors, individuals, families, and communities. We do so through our programs and projects, with the support of partners, volunteers, and donors.
2020 was a challenging year for everyone, universally. It was especially difficult for those who live without enough. Your gift on this Give Ozarks Day provides a hand up and you can feel confident in your support of OACAC as 100% of your gift will be used to assist those who need it most.
Thank you for your compassion and kindness.
Thank you for being a giver on this Give Ozarks Day. Your generosity in support of the children, teens, adults, and communities we serve makes a big impact and it is thoughtfully appreciated.
“All of us, at some time or other, need help. Whether we’re giving or receiving help, each one of us has something valuable to bring to this world. That’s one of the things that connects us as neighbors—in our own way, each one of us is a giver and a receiver.” - Fred Rogers
We invite you to stay connected with our programs and projects to hear about success stories, opportunities, services, and more.
Your friends at Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation (OACAC)
A note of thanks
Hello. Thank you for investing in our community and helping make Give Ozarks Day a great success. We look forward to following up with you individually, but in the meantime, here is a short video which shares our gratitude for your support of OACAC. http://bit.ly/OurManyThanks