Founded by Matt Miller in 2013 as the “Coats for Kids” charity, the original goal was to provide coats and warm clothing for at need children in southwest Missouri. Now, in 2019, we’re officially expanding as the 417 Foundation to provide food, school supplies and clothing for children in the Joplin, Missouri metro area.
Our mission is simple: to make sure that no children wake up or go to bed hungry; to make sure each child has the supplies they need to gain an education; and to provide clothing throughout the year to ensure not only comfort and safety, but also the confidence needed to excel.
What We've Achieved
Providing coats for over 400 area kids since 2013.
Stocking food pantries at local schools and churches.
Sponsoring area Head Start Christmas programs with over 100 toys and books handed out.
Salvation Army angel tree adoptions.
School supply drive in summer of 2017 and 2018.