ABOUT US.

The Central Missouri (MO) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated

In September of 2012, approximately 20 ladies residing in Columbia and Jefferson City with a commitment to service and an interest in forming a chapter of The Links, Incorporated gathered at Lincoln University in Soldiers’ Hall. As a result of the initial gathering, The 283 chapter of the Links, Incorporated was chartered April 30, 2016.

PROGRAM FOCUS

The Central Missouri (MO) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated partners with the Boys & Girls Club of the Capital City and has expanded the partnership to include Boys and Girls Club of Columbia to implement its SMART Girls program. The theme, “Building a Healthier Central Missouri Community Through Our Youth” currently has an average of 10-20 girls between the ages of 8-10 in Jefferson City and 10-15 girls between the ages 11-15 in Columbia.  The girls participate in interactive sessions designed under an umbrella approach that incorporates activities across the five program facets: Services to Youth, The Arts, Health and Human Services, National Trends and Services and International Trends and Services.

ORGANIZATIONAL ACTIVITIES

The most recent service activities includes: canned food drives, benefiting the Food Bank of Central and Northeast Missouri and the Samaritan Center of Jefferson City; supporting the Columbia School System’s Buddy Pack Program; volunteering at the McCambridge Center in Columbia; entertaining at the Bluffs Nursing Home in Columbia; and partnering with Lincoln University for the collection of bottled water for the residents of Flint, Michigan.