417-866-3672
1774 ½ S. Grant, Springfield, MO 65807

Helping hurting children and families touched by foster care or adoption.

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Family Matters Resource Center - Springfield, MO

Serving Children,
Youth and Families

417-866-3672
1774 ½ S. Grant,
Springfield, MO 65807

Sammy’s Window

Sammy's WindowProviding clothing, food, and personal care items for foster families.

417-849-7941 | mark@familymatterscares.org
Tuesday Nights 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Friday Mornings 9:00 am-1:00pm

Or By Appointment

Sammy’s Window
North Bridge Center
3757 N. Glenstone (H Hwy.)
Springfield, MO 65803

1 Mile North of I-44

How can you help?

  • Donate at www.familymatterscares.org or make checks payable to Family Matters Resource Center to help us provide food, clothing, hygiene items, advocacy, resource referrals, crisis intervention, training, and support groups.
  • Share our mission with your church or business.
  • Volunteer! Apply online at www.familymatterscares.org
  • Donate new and gently used clothing items, hygiene items, or food.

Please Contact

Mark Hay at 417-849-7941 for drop off at North Bridge or Family Matters Resource Center at 1774 ½ S. Grant Springfield, MO 65807

Sammy’s Window is a division of Family Matters Resource Center

Our Story

On July 11, 2008 Mark Hay sat at his Dad’s bedside, along with his step-mother, and watched his father, Samuel L. Hay, peacefully take his last breath here on earth. Although his heart no longer beats physically on this earth, his heart beats for others in the formation of this ministry.

As a boy, at only 6 years of age, Sammy was forced to leave his home and his family because of financial hardships and family health issues. He was placed on a bus and sent to live with his aunt and uncle in Fair Grove, MO. He used to tell Mark that the first few days there he would sit and look out the window trying to find something that made sense to him again. His world, as he had known it, no longer existed.

Mark states, “My Dad was a very unique man who had a heart for helping others. Dad spent many years helping people in Kenya, the Fiji Islands, the Philippines, as well as several other countries. He taught them how to better their lives through learning new skills. He really had a passion for this God-given ability and he had a call on his life. He liked taking part in providing answers to problems and to give people a hand up. He would be the first to tell you that he was not a perfect man, but I’m here to tell you he was a good man.”

Sammy’s Window strives to support children in foster care who are trying to find their way in a new home as a living memorial to Samuel L. Hay. Our desire is to show them that there are people out there who care.

Sponsored By NorthBridge Church

NorthBridge Church has generously sponsored Sammy’s Window since its inception by providing space to house the Sammy’s Window clothing boutique.