Kick poverty to the curb! Shop local. Support local students. Join Care to Learn in the mission to provide immediate funding to meet emergent needs in the areas of health, hunger and hygiene so every student can be successful in school.


Q: What is Care to Kick It?

A: Care to Kick It is a day for our community to join Care to Learn and kick poverty to the curb! On this day, money raised will combat the issues surrounding poverty in Springfield.

Q: When is it?

A: Saturday, March 25

Q: I own a business, how can I help?

A: Care to Learn asks all business owners in our community to join us by giving a percentage of their earnings on March 25 or by having a special promotion in their business during the month of March.

Q: Awesome! How will people know about it?

A: Our media partners will be helping drive people to shop local at participating stores for Care to Kick It.

Q: I don’t own a business. How can I help?

A: Shop at the amazing participating businesses on March 25th! Thank them for their support of Care to Learn and let them know you’re there for Care to Kick It.

Q: How do I know who is participating in Care to Kick It?

A: You can see a listing of all the participating businesses here – along with a map to plan out your route!

Q: What are some ideas of promotions businesses are doing if they aren’t giving a specific dollar amount or percentage of their sales?

A: Anything and everything! We encourage you to be as creative as possible and would love to brainstorm ideas with you. You could do a promotion on a special “green” (for Care to Learn’s green) drink or ice cream cone, display a collection jar at your register, donations based on test drives – the opportunities are endless!