|The Community Awareness Committee with the board’s approval has chosen to focus on charities
benefiting Children for the NCLT year of 2019-2020. Following are the selected charities for each
month that will be awarded donations from the selling of raffle tickets at monthly luncheons and
October – Dream Factory
Grants dreams to critically and chronically ill children from the ages of three through eighteen.
November – Raising Hope Free Store
Resource for families in need by providing help through supplying clothing, household items, a variety
of services and support as well as enrichment programs.
December - Lake of the Ozarks Stop Human Trafficking Coalition
A volunteer organization working collaboratively to increase awareness, identify causes, and support
victims of trafficking.
January – Children’s Learning Center
Dedicated to providing high-quality inclusive programs, experiences and appropriate support to
children birth to 6 years of age with and without special needs or developmental delays.
February – The Changing Table
Non-profit changing lives one diaper at a time. There are assistance programs to help with food and
shelter, but none for diapers. 1 in 3 families in our area are unable to provide an adequate amount of
diapers every month for their child.
March – Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry
Comfort dogs are working animals, trained to interact with people of all ages and circumstances who
are suffering and in need.
April - Midwest Children’s Burn Camp
Held in Rocky Mount, Missouri the camp is open to children ages 6 to 17 who have been hospitalized
for severe burns. Campers attend at no charge thanks to community support.
May – Big Brothers Big Sisters
Making a positive difference in the lives of children and youth, through a professionally supported
primarily one-to-one relationship with a caring and committed volunteer to assist them in achieving
their highest potential as they grow to become more confident, competent, and caring individuals.