Charities


The Holiday Season is a time of giving. One of the highlights of the Holiday Festival is helping to raise funds for local charities. This year, 1/2 of the advanced ticket sales will go towards the charity of your choice.


OUR MISSION:

Pascale’s Pals, Inc. is a local all volunteer organization that supports the children and families staying at the Women & Children’s Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.

Our mission is to provide happiness to the children and ease the burden of the families during this time. It is our belief that happiness and health go hand-in-hand.

ABOUT:

Pascale’s Pals is named in honor of Pascale White. She born on December 31, 1993 but on July 21, 1995 she was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. She immediately started intensive chemotherapy treatment at the Children’s Hospital in Columbia, Missouri. She finished treatment in 1998 and was enjoying a normal life.

Unfortunately, Pascale relapsed from the same leukemia in June 2000. Through a long and difficult battle including a bone marrow transplant, whole body radiation, and an umbilical stem cell transplant, Pascale’s family received a lot of support & prayer from friends and families. Today Pascale is a very happy and successful college student at Columbia College!

During these years, Pascale’s family encountered many families that did not have the same support. With this in mind, Pascale’s Pals, Inc. was founded to assist children and the families of children who are diagnosed with cancer or any type of chronic or life-threatening illness.

Get involved with Pascale’s Pals.

OUR MISSION:

The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Columbia (BGCC) is to inspire and enable youth ages 6 to 18 to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.

 

ABOUT:

Since 1997, Boys & Girls Clubs of Columbia has been providing a safe place for children to learn and grow. BGCC now serves nearly 700 kids, and has expanded to three locations throughout Columbia. Our membership fee structure allows any child the opportunity to join. The Club is open during hours that kids are most likely to need a safe place to go – after school and during summer. Nationally recognized programs led by professional staff are targeted to inspire and enable youth to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.

 

The Club is a chartered member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), which has 4,000 chartered locations that serve nearly 4 million youth annually. In 2012, The Chronicle of Philanthropy ranked BGCA as the nation’s top youth organization for the 19th consecutive year and 18th among all non-profit organizations. BGCC is part of a proud tradition of service to our nations’ youth that promotes character and leadership, community and civic involvement, and safety and well-being.

 

As BGCC entered the second year of the National Youth Outcomes Initiative (NYOI) implementation, our measurement efforts retain their laser focus on how well our Clubs implement the Formula for Impact and how much our young people are achieving as a result. Our team of youth development professionals is in a continuous, collective learning mode, using the data to influence planning and operational decisions and to make improvements to programs and services.

 

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Columbia envisions a future in which success is within reach of every child in the Columbia region, empowering themselves and influencing future generations toward making a difference for themselves, their community and the global community.

Central MO Honor Flight

MISSION:

It is our mission to transport America’s veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices.

 

ABOUT:

Central Missouri Honor Flight is an all-volunteer, non-profit 501c (3) organization dedicated to honoring Missouri veterans for their service and sacrifice. The group transports veterans of WWII, the Korean War and the Vietnam War to Washington, D.C., in one day to visit and reflect at their memorials at no cost to them.  Since its inception in 2009, CMHF has transported more than 2,500 veterans to Washington on 40 flights. CMHF is funded by donations from businesses, organizations and individuals who wish to assist in honoring our veterans.

Central Missouri Humane Society

MISSION:

The Central Missouri Humane Society exists to prevent and alleviate suffering and uncontrolled reproduction of companion animals with emphasis on public education, adoption and providing basic veterinary services for underserved pet owners.

 

ABOUT:

The Columbia Humane Society was formed in 1943 to provide shelter and care for Columbia’s abandoned animals. Originating in a little structure on Creasy Springs Road, the organization has grown into today’s Central Missouri Humane Society (CMHS), a regional animal welfare agency caring for thousands of animals annually and providing veterinary services for low-income pet owners. The primary goal of CMHS is to find caring, lasting homes for every adoptable animal; we place more animals than any other humane organization in central Missouri.