For many families in the Ozarks, sending children back to school with a fresh box of crayons or new shoes is tough – or even impossible. That’s where local charitable organizations step in to help, and nine groups who support children and families are getting a boost, thanks to grants from Mercy Clinic’s “Force for Good.”
For the past ten years, Mercy Clinic doctors and co-workers have reached into their own wallets twice each year to help a variety of organizations. Dubbed “Force for Good,” the effort has contributed more than $1.68 million to local nonprofits. This time, the theme is “Heart and Sole,” with the grants benefiting children and families. In this round of grants, Force for Good is awarding a total of $85,600.