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Spring has arrived at Granny’s House. Kids threw footballs and ran around outside on Thursday afternoon. Granny’s House is a non-profit, supported by Columbia churches and businesses that provides a safe space for children who live in public housing from 3-6 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Pam Ingram and her husband Ellis, who are also known by “Granny” and “Poppy,” have run the program for 14 years. In addition to the after school program, the Ingrams coordinate other activities for the kids, like Science Club and Bible study.

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Located in the center of the Douglass Housing Development in Columbia, Granny's House has served the neighborhood for 14 years. Run by Pam and Ellis Ingram, the program provides study groups about Christianity and a safe place for kids to be after school. Volunteers from churches and the University of Missouri's service learning program provide mentorship and guidance for the kids. KBIA's Michaela Tucker collected the sounds of an afternoon at Granny's House for this audio postcard. 

Today Paul Pepper chats with Registered Dietitian, CASSIE McCLELLAN, from the Central Missouri Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, about the right way to make a diet-themed new year's resolution. At [4:28] STEVE SHELTMIRE, Literacy Action Corps, joins us in an effort to recruit volunteers to tutor others to learn to speak better english. December 30, 2014

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As Thanksgiving approaches, organizers of Almeta Crayton’s annual Thanksgiving Day meal are seeking donations.

Kentrell Minton said the demand for turkeys this year is greater than it’s ever been in the organization’s 17 years in Columbia.

“I think the economy definitely took a toll on the community,” Minton said.

Every year, the organization delivers Thanksgiving baskets to the elderly and disabled as well as hosts a free dinner on Thanksgiving Day for the community.

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A new report says the St. Louis and Kansas City areas are among nation's most generous metro regions when it comes to volunteering.

City of Columbia hosts Hinkson Clean Sweep

Oct 14, 2013
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Golf balls, beer cans, plastic bottles and caps. 

The list goes on and on.

These are just a few of the popular items volunteers removed from local streams during the City of Columbia’s annual Hinkson Clean Sweep project on Saturday.  The City of Columbia’s Stormwater Education and Outreach Program has put on the event for the past 10 years. 

Volunteers were stationed at five different local streams in Columbia, all of which flow into the Hinkson Creek. 

Volunteers Clean up Columbia

Apr 15, 2013

Volunteers collected almost 1,500 bags of trash Saturday in the city’s annual Clean Up Columbia service day.

The charity Meals on Wheels delivers roughly 100 meals a day to the elderly and the disabled throughout Columbia. Inclement weather, like last week’s snowstorm, forces the charity to reorganize its efforts.

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The Heart of Missouri chapter of the American Red Cross needs more volunteers.

Christmas tree
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Volunteering programs set up in both Boone and Callaway Counties have seen an increase in families asking for assistance this holiday season.  And many other families and organizations have stepped in to provide the assistance.

Columbia volunteers keep things moving

Nov 6, 2012
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As Columbia voters went to the polls today, many volunteers helped to keep the process moving along.

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Two Red Cross volunteers deploy on Thursday to the East Coast today with relief efforts still underway after Hurricane Sandy. The volunteers will be working in New Brunswik and White Plains, New York.

Missouri volunteers lend a helping hand

Oct 30, 2012
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As Hurricane Sandy’s death toll rises, the storm leaves thousands of people homeless and millions without power.

Marching Mizzou at halftime
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At MU, the annual Homecoming festivities include several service events as a part of the tradition. This year, the service organization Tigers Taming Hunger reports donations are exceeding expectations.