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

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August 2

RTTL Registration

August 2, 2017 – Run to the Lights is 99 days away! Have you registered yet?  At this point, over 300 have already signed up and registrations are continuing to roll in.  New in 2017, now till October 16th there is $5.00 reduction in the child rate (ages 4-12) at $20. Don’t miss this great 5K set amidst 5 million twinkling Christmas nights. 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 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

Comfort to the Elderly

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“Blankets and Fellowship” from the Caring People’s Single Moms to the Residents of Golden Living Center

January 7, 2017 – Branson, Mo. When JoDee Herschend began the Caring People over twenty years ago, she could have had no idea of the impact within our community that the organization would have. The Caring People reach out with love, support, and prayer to over 500 Single Moms in thirty-six Care Groups throughout the Midwest and in Central America. However, these Single Moms and the Caring Women who minister to them don’t keep all of the love to themselves! Read More

Year end giving

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Thanksgiving and Christmas aren’t always the easiest for Single Moms and their children. Their are so many struggles a Single Mom must endure at Christmas all with a smile on her face, and in her voice.  No mom wants to disappoint her children at Christmas. Already this Christmas many of the Single Moms we care for have been blessed by special gifts, and events throughout our TCP chapters. Thank you to all those who are helping to make a difference in the life of a Single Moms.  Year end giving is particularly important as we seek to fill in the gaps for so many moms this time of year. Help us reach more in 2017. EVERY GIFT COUNTS, most  gifts are tax deductible.  Please call our office at 877-CARE-525  should you have any questions regarding gifts of stock, online giving, volunteering your time, or providing a gift in kind.  Merry Christmas.