Who We are
Live 2 Give 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.
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.
Outreach Director and Board Member
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 Live 2 Give Hope and was its first Board President. 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.
Program Director and 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 Live 2 Give Hope.
A Lebanon native, Cori has a huge heart for foster care and helping others in need. She has spearheaded many groups, fundraiser, and events in service of her community. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Business from College of the Ozarks and has worked for the Missouri Department of Social Services.
Closet Director and Board Member
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 Live 2 Give Hope. She holds an MBA from Missouri State University and also serves on the Board of Directors for the Pregnancy Support Center.
A local small business owner and area native, Sarah has been involved in community organizations for several years. Sarah is a founding member of Live 2 Give Hope. She is a past President of the Board of Directors for Project 360 Youth Services and also 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.
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!