Who We are
Live2Give Hope is a not-for-profit organization in Laclede County, Missouri. Our mission is to give hope to those who have slipped through the cracks of traditional community assistance programs. Our various programs provide financial and material assistance to members of our community who need temporary help, but aren't sure where to turn.
Meet the Team
Our small organization continues to grow as we expand our programs in Lebanon and the surrounding community. Our Board of Directors and our wonderful volunteers are responsible for all of the amazing work we are doing in Laclede County.
Long-time Pastor of Prosperine Baptist Church, John has served on a variety of charitable boards in the Laclede County Area. John is a founding member of Live2Give Hope. John has previously served as the President of the Board of Directors for the Pregnancy Support Center and is a long-time member of that board.
A local small business owner and area native, Sarah has been involved in community organizations for several years. Sarah is a founding member of Live2GiveHope. She is also President of the Board of Directors for Project 360 Youth Services and served for several years as the secretary of that board. She holds an MPA from Missouri State University and has worked for the Missouri Department of Social Services and the Missouri Department of Transportation.
A Lebanon native and finance manager, Caleb has a heart for service to his community. Caleb has served on several local boards including Project 360 Youth Services and Bullfrogs and Little Fishes.
Board Vice President
Now in retirement, Laquita spent most of her career as a Service Coordinator, serving the elderly and disabled in Laclede County. She spent several years serving as the President of the R-I PTA. She has also served the community through her many years with the UM Outreach and Extension Center, including many years coordinating the County Fair Extension exhibit hall. Laquita is a founding member of Live2Give Hope.
After a career in early childhood education, Melinda made the choice to retire and volunteer her time helping local families in need. Melinda is active in the local VFW and is an Auxiliary Trustee and Conductress. She also serves as the VFW Youth Chair, Veterans Support Chair, and Scholarship Chair.
Treasurer and Closet Director
A foster parent, local small business owner, and Lebanon native, Laura's passion for helping others is the inspiration behind the Fostering Hope Closet. Laura is a founding member of Live2Give Hope. She holds an MBA from Missouri State University and also serves on the Board of Directors for the Pregnancy Support Center.
Jen is a Laclede County native who spent 20 years in the legal field and in victim advocacy. Her passion is to help people in times of crisis. She is a past member of Chapter HS PEO, having held the titles of President, Treasurer, Chaplain, and Guard. She is also a past member of the Lebanon Optimist Club.
How can I help?
Are you interested in volunteering? Would you like to become part of our Board of Directors? We would love to have you! Click the link to see how you can get involved!