Boone County Pay It Forward hosts new fundraiser every Wednesday

2 years 3 months 1 week 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
MISSOURI - Missouri’s minimum wage rate is set to go up again soon. The state minimum wage will increase... More >>
12 minutes ago Friday, December 06 2019 Dec 6, 2019 Friday, December 06, 2019 5:21:41 PM CST December 06, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Governor Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson are inviting families to join them at the Governor's... More >>
1 hour ago Friday, December 06 2019 Dec 6, 2019 Friday, December 06, 2019 3:50:00 PM CST December 06, 2019 in News
BOONEVILLE - The Cooper County Sheriff's Office is asking travelers to find an alternate route on Highway 41 going to... More >>
2 hours ago Friday, December 06 2019 Dec 6, 2019 Friday, December 06, 2019 3:02:00 PM CST December 06, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Former Columbia police chief Ken Burton has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor after originally being charged with driving... More >>
2 hours ago Friday, December 06 2019 Dec 6, 2019 Friday, December 06, 2019 2:45:00 PM CST December 06, 2019 in News
HALLSVILLE - Kari Hallowell, the mother of 17-year-old Hayden Holt, who died in an overnight car crash after being chased... More >>
3 hours ago Friday, December 06 2019 Dec 6, 2019 Friday, December 06, 2019 2:04:00 PM CST December 06, 2019 in News
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP)- Two U.S. officials have identified the shooter at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola as a second... More >>
3 hours ago Friday, December 06 2019 Dec 6, 2019 Friday, December 06, 2019 1:53:00 PM CST December 06, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - This weekend, 47 high school basketball teams from five states will go head-to-head in the 2019 Norm Stewart... More >>
4 hours ago Friday, December 06 2019 Dec 6, 2019 Friday, December 06, 2019 1:24:00 PM CST December 06, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA- Former MU Quarterback Drew Lock is set to make his second start with the Denver Broncos this Sunday versus... More >>
5 hours ago Friday, December 06 2019 Dec 6, 2019 Friday, December 06, 2019 12:28:00 PM CST December 06, 2019 in Sports
BOONE COUNTY- A 52-year-old male suffered two gunshot wounds Thursday night after getting into a fight with two people at... More >>
6 hours ago Friday, December 06 2019 Dec 6, 2019 Friday, December 06, 2019 10:53:00 AM CST December 06, 2019 in News
RICH HILL- Relatives of a missing Missouri mother say they are growing increasingly concerned after deputies found the woman's phone,... More >>
7 hours ago Friday, December 06 2019 Dec 6, 2019 Friday, December 06, 2019 10:22:00 AM CST December 06, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - The Missouri State Highway Patrol confirmed Hayden Holt, a 17-year-old from Hallsville, died in an overnight car crash... More >>
10 hours ago Friday, December 06 2019 Dec 6, 2019 Friday, December 06, 2019 6:41:00 AM CST December 06, 2019 in News
MARSHALL - Police arrested a man Thursday after they said he tried to rob a loan office. Employees of... More >>
13 hours ago Friday, December 06 2019 Dec 6, 2019 Friday, December 06, 2019 4:23:00 AM CST December 06, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Soon, every fifth grader in Boone County will have the opportunity to learn math, history, language arts and... More >>
13 hours ago Friday, December 06 2019 Dec 6, 2019 Friday, December 06, 2019 3:44:00 AM CST December 06, 2019 in Top Stories
COLUMBIA - Last winter saw major snow storms, ice, and extreme cold. This winter could see similar systems, however, the... More >>
20 hours ago Thursday, December 05 2019 Dec 5, 2019 Thursday, December 05, 2019 9:00:00 PM CST December 05, 2019 in Weather
COLUMBIA - Winter weather is often attacked in an attempt to prove climate change and global warming are not real.... More >>
21 hours ago Thursday, December 05 2019 Dec 5, 2019 Thursday, December 05, 2019 8:25:00 PM CST December 05, 2019 in Weather
COLUMBIA - While most of us use the weather forecast in order to plan our own day, some people need... More >>
21 hours ago Thursday, December 05 2019 Dec 5, 2019 Thursday, December 05, 2019 7:56:00 PM CST December 05, 2019 in Weather
COLUMBIA - Another recreational complex is coming to Mid-Missouri. The City of Columbia and officials from Boone County announced... More >>
22 hours ago Thursday, December 05 2019 Dec 5, 2019 Thursday, December 05, 2019 6:38:00 PM CST December 05, 2019 in News
KANSAS CITY - Three men were charged on Thursday for being involved in a drug-trafficking conspiracy after federal agents seized... More >>
1 day ago Thursday, December 05 2019 Dec 5, 2019 Thursday, December 05, 2019 4:32:00 PM CST December 05, 2019 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 37°
6pm 38°
7pm 37°
8pm 35°
9pm 33°