Lunch & Learn

The 7 Marks of Effective Charity Mark #3: Categorization Thursday, January 4th 12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch is provided (This course is state certified as a 1 hour continuing education credit for Missouri social workers) Please RSVP – $5 Donation is Recommended...
Crowding Out Compassion

Crowding Out Compassion

By James Whitford, published on www.heritage.org, July 2017 Jon stepped into my office with a confident stride that fits his tall, lanky, middle-aged frame. Men his size often intimidate, but the ease that accompanied him brought a peace into the room. He held a cup...
Charity Is No Part of the Government

Charity Is No Part of the Government

By James Whitford, published in the Joplin Globe on April 30, 2017 I was in a meeting with some people who work for a government-funded organization that helps other organizations get funded by the government. I hope that sounds strange to you. It should. The...
PSA Radio Spots- 2017

PSA Radio Spots- 2017

WateredGardens_Experiential_FreedomWateredGardens_PovertyTrapWateredGardens_StateControlWatered Gardens - Housing VouchersWatered Gardens - Neighbor ConnectJon's...
A True Charity Christmas

A True Charity Christmas

By Hannah Hull published in the Joplin Globe on 1/8/17 It was a great success. Every one said so. The Christmas dinner was delicious. We had turkey, ham, sweet potato casserole, stuffing, mashed potatoes with turkey gravy. There were presents for everyone; more than...

Toxic Charity and Its Business Affiliations

By James Whitford, originally printed in the Joplin Regional Business Journal A small group of company leaders visited the mission recently to tour and then discuss ways to partner. We wound our way through the century old building and then through the new annex and...