During this unprecedented time of Covid-19, one thing remains true – VAC is open and providing services. At this time we need your ongoing financial support as well as specific items needed by our struggling neighbors. To donate, please see the information below. To learn more about specific needs, click here.

When you give to VAC, 100% of your donation stays in Boone County. Your gift is also tax-deductible. If you, your business, organization, or church would like to get involved with VAC, call us at 874-2273 or email






New Developments Regarding Donations from Retirement Funds: 
The CARES Act waives the 10 percent early withdrawal penalty for distributions of up to $100,000 from qualified retirement accounts for coronavirus-related purposes made on or after January 1, 2020. Income attributable to such distributions would be taxed over three years and could be re-contributed to an eligible retirement plan within three years without regard to current contribution caps. Flexible loans from retirement plans would also be permitted. In addition, the requirement minimum distribution (RMD) rules have been delayed. The delay applies to 2019 RMDs that need to be taken by April 1, 2020 as well as RMDs for the calendar year 2020. Please contact your financial advisor for specific guidance regarding your personal situation.

To continue to provide critical emergency services to low-income families, VAC needs the support of caring community members. Your donation could buy formula for a baby, food for a family, a uniform for someone in transition from welfare to work, important medicine for someone with no health insurance, gas for someone needing transportation to work, or emergency shelter for a homeless family

VAC will allocate your gift where it is needed the most, or you can specify what services you would like your donation to provide.

Contribute to Special Programs

Throughout the year we have special programs in need of donations. You can help!

  • Holiday program — sponsor a local family by providing food and gifts for the holidays
  • School supplies — donate notebooks, crayons, calculators, and more for local kids K-12
  • Warm-Up Columbia — donate coats, blankets, and other warm items to keep local families toasty
  • Fan program — donate new or gently used fan or funds to purchase fans to keep families cool

In 2002, an endowment fund was established to ensure VAC’s stability in the community. Please consider a gift to VAC in your will, trust, or other long-term financial plans.

VAC exists to connect those who are able to give with those who are in need. We are funded by Heart of Missouri United Way, the City of Columbia, Boone County, Local faith congregations FISH Fund, Boone Electric Trust, Federal grants, and veterans groups. We also receive donations from the generous businesses and individuals in Boone County. Without this support, many of our services would not be possible. Donations can be sent directly to VAC at 403A Vandiver Dr. Columbia, MO. 65202.