Boone County Pay It Forward hosts new fundraiser every Wednesday

1 year 8 months 4 weeks ago Wednesday, August 23 2017 Aug 23, 2017 Wednesday, August 23, 2017 8:09:00 AM CDT August 23, 2017 in News
By: Caroline Peterson, KOMU 8 Reporter
loading

STEPHENS - Boone County Pay It Forward, a popular local Facebook group, will host its Basic Needs Fundraiser at Stephens Community Center on Wednesday.

The fundraiser allows people to stop by the community center and fill either an entire grocery bag or kitchen trash bag with clothes for $1 or $5, respectively, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

“Tomorrow we are raising money for Project Homeless Connect,” Sylvia Sprinkle, the founder of the Facebook group, said.

Sprinkle posted a list of acceptable donations for Project Homeless Connect on the Boone County Pay It Forward Facebook page. She says if anyone brings in any of the listed supplies, they get clothes for free.

Sprinkle started the fundraiser the first week of August. Every week the proceeds go to a different local charity.

Sprinkle said the fundraiser helps people not just locally, but throughout Missouri.

“They come from down by the lake, Pettis County, Warrensburg, they come up from past Moberly. One came from Memphis, Missouri by the Iowa border. They come from everywhere,” she said.

“I think it’s a very good thing for the people that come. They have children, they are young, and in this day and age it’s really hard to raise a family.  All these good clothes, we don’t want to waste them,” Linda Daly, Sprinkle’s friend and volunteer, said.

Sprinkle says many other local charity organizations have recognized her efforts.

“Once Upon a Child has been amazing with what I’m doing. Harmony’s Treasure in Columbia just called me, and Rainbow House. If they get an overthrow of donations they will throw it over to me,” she said.

Sprinkle started the Facebook group in 2014. Since then, the page has gained thousands of followers, and Sprinkle has started 38 additional groups for other regions throughout Missouri.

She started her charity by hosting a free store after the group became increasingly popular.

“I bought four acres about a half mile away.  I noticed their community center here and it wasn’t being used as much as I would have liked. So, I approached Linda about the community center and stated a free store a little bit of a year ago,” Sprinkle said.

The fundraiser also goes toward Sprinkle’s new project “All Kids In Crisis,” which is a branch off of her Pay It Forward group. Sprinkle said she deals mostly with fire victims and helps local agencies get supplies to help children.

Some of the proceeds from the fundraiser will also help her build a new storage facility on her property. Sprinkle says the storage facility will give local law enforcement, the fire department and others 24/7 access to emergency supplies.

The Pay It Forward group also hosts a free store every second and fourth Monday of the month from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

 

 

 

More News

Grid
List
JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri's corrections officers are some of the lowest paid in the country. That's created staff shortages, leading... More >>
1 hour ago Wednesday, May 22 2019 May 22, 2019 Wednesday, May 22, 2019 1:05:00 PM CDT May 22, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - North Jefferson City has been ordered to evacuate by 5 p.m. due to flooding. An emergency... More >>
2 hours ago Wednesday, May 22 2019 May 22, 2019 Wednesday, May 22, 2019 12:10:00 PM CDT May 22, 2019 in News
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma was bracing Wednesday for more rain, with parts of the state already flooded following days... More >>
2 hours ago Wednesday, May 22 2019 May 22, 2019 Wednesday, May 22, 2019 11:50:05 AM CDT May 22, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Many roads across mid-Missouri are closed due to recent storms and heavy rain, and with more storms... More >>
2 hours ago Wednesday, May 22 2019 May 22, 2019 Wednesday, May 22, 2019 11:37:00 AM CDT May 22, 2019 in News
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas paid out-of-state law firms at least $899,000 in an ultimately unsuccessful attempt to defund... More >>
3 hours ago Wednesday, May 22 2019 May 22, 2019 Wednesday, May 22, 2019 11:09:00 AM CDT May 22, 2019 in News
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin-based convenience store chain Kwik Trip has removed some vegetable trays from its stores after several... More >>
4 hours ago Wednesday, May 22 2019 May 22, 2019 Wednesday, May 22, 2019 9:36:00 AM CDT May 22, 2019 in News
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - NASCAR is buying International Speedway in a deal worth about $2 billion. International Speedway... More >>
5 hours ago Wednesday, May 22 2019 May 22, 2019 Wednesday, May 22, 2019 9:27:00 AM CDT May 22, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A judge has reversed the Missouri Department of Public Safety's revocation of the peace officer... More >>
5 hours ago Wednesday, May 22 2019 May 22, 2019 Wednesday, May 22, 2019 8:51:00 AM CDT May 22, 2019 in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A severe storm in the St. Louis area is forcing Lambert Airport to temporarily halt all... More >>
19 hours ago Tuesday, May 21 2019 May 21, 2019 Tuesday, May 21, 2019 6:51:00 PM CDT May 21, 2019 in News
FULTON - After three years and $140 million in construction, the Fulton State Hospital is ready to start celebrating. ... More >>
19 hours ago Tuesday, May 21 2019 May 21, 2019 Tuesday, May 21, 2019 6:33:00 PM CDT May 21, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - People looking for work will have a chance to mingle with about a dozen employers at a hiring... More >>
20 hours ago Tuesday, May 21 2019 May 21, 2019 Tuesday, May 21, 2019 5:39:00 PM CDT May 21, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY- The Missouri River could crest over flood stage because of ongoing storms, according to Jefferson City's Department of... More >>
21 hours ago Tuesday, May 21 2019 May 21, 2019 Tuesday, May 21, 2019 5:00:00 PM CDT May 21, 2019 in Weather
JEFFERSON CITY -- Several abortion rights groups gathered throughout the state, Tuesday to protest Missouri's newly-passed anti-abortion bill. The... More >>
23 hours ago Tuesday, May 21 2019 May 21, 2019 Tuesday, May 21, 2019 2:49:00 PM CDT May 21, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY- Gov. Mike Parson declared a state of emergency Tuesday due to the heightened flood risks through a large... More >>
23 hours ago Tuesday, May 21 2019 May 21, 2019 Tuesday, May 21, 2019 2:49:00 PM CDT May 21, 2019 in Weather
CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) — Sand volleyball courts at a park in Cape Girardeau are closed after knives were found buried... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, May 21 2019 May 21, 2019 Tuesday, May 21, 2019 2:14:00 PM CDT May 21, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Boone County Emergency Management Director Tom Hurley said the department's staff is "all hands on deck" for Tuesday's... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, May 21 2019 May 21, 2019 Tuesday, May 21, 2019 2:02:00 PM CDT May 21, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Two MU students getting their masters in atmospheric science launched weather balloons Tuesday at the South Farm Research... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, May 21 2019 May 21, 2019 Tuesday, May 21, 2019 1:46:00 PM CDT May 21, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley is introducing legislation to give internet users the ability to... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, May 21 2019 May 21, 2019 Tuesday, May 21, 2019 12:22:00 PM CDT May 21, 2019 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 82°
3pm 83°
4pm 84°
5pm 83°
6pm 80°