At Elevate, the heart of all of our programming is relationship building. It’s how Elevate Branson got started nearly 15 years ago, and it’s how we continue to empower our neighbors to overcome physical, emotional, and spiritual poverty today. We believe real life-change only happens in the context of community. Read more about how you can build relationships with our neighbors through some exciting opportunities we have coming up in this month’s edition of our newsletter. 


Bryan Stallings

Founder, Elevate Branson

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and our Love Your Neighbors Thanksgiving Lunch is an event our whole community can be a part of. Join us on November 24th, from 11:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M., at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Parrish, 202 Vaughn Road. Volunteer and sponsorship opportunities are available at ElevateBranson.org/thanksgiving. Whether you attend, volunteer, or sponsor, don’t miss out on being a part of this special tradition.


Our next two informational sessions are on November 3rd at 10:00 A.M., and again at 6:00 P.M. Residents of Stone and Taney Counties above 18 are invited to attend one of these informational sessions to learn more about our entrepreneurship program focused on helping individuals launch their own full-time or side business. Both informational sessions will take place at the Elevate Branson campus, 310 Gretna Road. RSVP today, or contact Elizabeth Hughes, Elevate Entrepreneurs Director, at

Elizabeth.Hughes@ElevateBranson.org for more information.

RSVP today


We’re celebrating our Elevate Work graduates with a commencement ceremony on November 9th at 7:00 P.M. at the Elevate Branson campus. We can’t wait to celebrate our students for achieving this milestone! The graduation ceremony will feature guest speaker, Jonathan McGuire, Lead Pastor at Bridge of Faith Church, and the community is welcome to attend this celebration. Elevate Work students have completed nine weeks of workforce development training, and are equipped with the tools and resources necessary to find and keep meaningful employment.

 For more information on Elevate Work or the upcoming graduation ceremony, contact Donna McConkey, Elevate Work Director, at Donna.McConkey@ElevateBranson.org


Our 25 Elevate Kids are having a blast in after-school programming, developing fine motor skills and expanding their knowledge on subjects they might be having some difficulty with during normal school hours. The after-school program will continue through the end of the year, focusing on reading, science, art, and more. This month, we’re launching our fall Up with Kids! campaign! Be on the lookout for our Up with Kids! buckets at various local businesses, and be sure to drop your spare change in for our area kiddos. 


Anna and her mom, Suzie, serve as volunteers for our Elevate Kids program. Anna, a junior at Branson High School, mentions, “The pure joy I feel when I serve the kids in our community is what keeps me coming back. I see the pain and struggles that these kids endure and yet they continue to have the biggest smiles on their faces. Knowing that I’m able to bring them happiness brings me great joy.” Anna recently wrote a paper for her English class at Branson High on the impact Elevate Branson has had on her life.

Read Anna’s story here.


Swing by on your morning commute or stop in for a mid-day pick-me-up! Elevate Coffee provides hand crafted espresso based drinks, refreshing smoothies, and delicious desserts.


Monday - Friday: 9:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

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Great Food For A Great Cause.

Stop by on a Friday afternoon with a friend and have a buy one, get one on us, pizza or chopped salad of your choice! Are you a local or first responder? If so, locals receive 10% off and first responders receive 25% off their entire purchase. We can’t wait to serve you!


Monday - Friday: 11:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

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Open For Business!

Come find a treasure while helping our neighbors and community prosper! All purchases support the programs at Elevate Branson.


Monday – Friday: 9:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.

Saturday: 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.


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Get Involved And Make A Difference!

Call 417.335.9915 or email Info@ElevateBranson.org to learn more about volunteer opportunities where your time and talents can empower others to reach their full potential.