Branson, Mo. – The Caring People and Convoy of Hope, partnered recently in Oklahoma City to impact the lives of families with a day of caring.  The Caring People were honored to be part of this amazing event – praying for, and with families in need.  CEO Cindy Shorey shared, “Convoy of Hope does an amazing job of coming alongside the hurting, not just abroad during times of disasters and crisis relief but also during the day to day hardships those around us often face. We were thrilled to serve  alongside them in Oklahoma City.  We support their efforts.”  Read More


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Branson, Mo. – October 19th at 11:01 pm the price will increase for a regular adult rate for Elite Automotive’s Run to the Lights 5K to $50.00, $25.00 for a child registration.  Visit www.runtothelights.com to register to participate, or to learn more about the 5K run coming up Friday, November 10, 2017 at the fabulous Silver Dollar City in Branson, Mo.  It’s rumored that the Christmas light count has greatly increased to an amazing 7 million twinkling lights, up from a scant 5 million. Hurry now to register for this festive night run, one of the most unique in America. Read More


September 17, 2017 – Silver Dollar City hosts Elite Automotive’s Run to the Lights, November 10th! The unique night run combines a festive atmosphere with an out and back  run starting at the singing Christmas tree of Silver Dollar City. The runners gather at 9 pm for race instructions. Participants may bring their family members to cheer them on as early as 6 pm and enjoy the park before the park closes. The race begins as soon as the course is cleared.   Check out runtothelights.com for more information or to register. Read More

Christmas Lights This Summer

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What does Christmas lights have to do with Single Moms in the summer? Learn in our recent letter to supporters.   It’s a heartwarming story that sheds the light on the needs of Single Moms often surprising.   Please pray about a gift today.

Thank you for your continued interest in helping Single Moms and their children.


Growing Oklahoma

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Oklahoma Update –

Our newest expansion state, Oklahoma, is up and running.  Ponca First Assembly is set to launch their Care Group August 16th, followed by Woodlake Church in the Bixby community of Tulsa.  “I am meeting so many wonderful people, all who have a heart for Single Moms. God is opening amazing doors and amazing volunteers are stepping forth.” Care Groups are hosted weekly by strong, Christian women who have a heart to mentor Single Moms and their children. Read More


May 12, 2017 – Branson, Mo. Wanda Durant came to town and announced to everyone she represented the “harvest.”   Indeed, the prayers of her grandmother and mom helped her to establish a solid platform she could depend on, even when the times got tough raising two boys alone.  “Never quit”, was a reoccuring theme in her keynote address May 12th at the annual Honoring our Mothers dinner.  Wanda captivated the audience with her warm personal style, and engaging conversational style talk.   Read More

Come Learn About Us!

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Informational meetings are slated for:

May 4th – Jefferson City, Mo.  

Woodcrest Chapel 3600 Country Club Drive Jefferson City, Mo.  7 – 8 pm — light refreshments Karen Stone [email protected]

May 9th  Ponca City, OK    7 pm

4th Street Clubhouse – South Side 1500 S. 4th Street, Ponca City, OK 74601, Karen Wiseman at [email protected]  –



March 8, 2017 –  Branson, Mo.  CEO, Cindy Shorey shares, “We are elated to announce the Caring People will soon be opening chapters in Oklahoma!”  On board to lead the effort in Oklahoma, Karen Joy Wiseman joins the team as the second Program Representative for the Caring People.  Karen will be responsible for introducing the model to area churches in cities throughout Oklahoma. Read More


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January 25, 2017 – Branson, Mo.  Run to the Lights 2017 is now open for registration.  New for 2017…..tiered pricing! Pre registration begins now through April 30th.  Adult is $40.00 and a child (4-12) participant is $15.00.  Register at runtothelights.com as soon as possible!

Wanda Durant


Branson, Mo. – January 12, 2017 – The Caring People is pleased to announce Ms. Wanda Durant as our guest speaker at our Honoring Our Mothers dinner, May 12, 2017 at the Chateau on the Lake. Honoring Our Mothers seeks to celebrate Mothers from all walks of life who have achieved great success in life and work.   Wanda, mother of NBA great Kevin Durant, will share her life experiences raising two sons as a former Single Mom. Read More