“Grief doesn’t end, it changes.”

— Parent participant

Because of YOU

Lost & Found Grief Center is support totally by private funds from individuals, businesses, and foundations. If it wasn’t for you, families in southwest Missouri would not be able to receive services from Lost & Found. Thank you for giving hope!

Funds are used to cover the cost of:

  • group supplies
  • group coordinators
  • volunteer facilitator trainings
  • maintenance to our facility
  • awareness materials
  • administrative costs

We serve families in these communities:












Merriam Woods

Mt. Vernon



Pleasant Hope










Over 80 children are currently sponsored by a donor.

We have a new facility to serve even more families in need.

Click here for more information regarding our Capital Campaign.

Hope Opportunities

Sponsor a Child

The services we provide to children and families are free and in order to continue you doing that we offer Sponsor a Child opportunities. Your gift of $1,000 allows a child to receive grief support services for an entire year. Once you have made the commitment to sponsor a Lost & Found child you will receive information on the child and periodic updates on their grief journey.  Your donation can be made monthly, quarterly, or in a lump sum. Checks can be sent to our mailing address or the donation can be made by clicking here.

Circle of Friends

Being a part of the Lost & Found Circle of Friends allows you to contribute to the monthly gifts that make it possible for families to receive grief support services. There is a growing need for the groups we offer and our Circle of Friends help meet that need every month. If you would like to join the Circle of Friends you can send a check to our mailing address or make an online donation by clicking here.

Memorial Contributions

Gifts of Hope that are made in honor of the life of a friend, colleague, or loved one who has died can make a powerful difference in the lives of our families. We ensure the family of the loved one knows the donation has been made in their memory. These gifts can be made near the time of death, on a specific date like their birthday, the anniversary of their death, or whenever you prefer. If you are interested in making a memorial donation you can send a check to our mailing address or make an online donation by clicking here.

Business Angels

Lost & Found loves to partner with businesses in our community. By becoming a Business Angel your employees are given the opportunity to serve together at Lost & Found through events or other volunteer opportunities. Business Angels are true partners of Lost & Found and help bring awareness to the cause in our community.

In-Kind Donations

We accept gifts of paper towels, copy paper, cleaning supplies, etc. that help reduce administrative costs at Lost & Found Grief Center. If you would like to see more ways you can help through in-kind donations, please visit our wish list.


Lost & Found is registered with the AmazonSmile program and through this Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchase to Lost & Found. This is a quick and easy way to show your support.

Please follow this link, login to your Amazon account and start shopping!

If you are interested in giving to Lost & Found Grief Center, but have questions please contact our office 417.865.9998.

Lost & Found Grief Center is recognized as a 501(c)(3) organization by the IRS and your gifts of hope are tax-deductible.