Giving Tuesday Now

Giving Tuesday Now

We’re participating in Giving Tuesday Now, a global day of unity and giving in response to the recent unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.

The majority of our funds come from our special events which have been severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Your contribution today will help us continue to promote world peace – one individual, one community at a time.

“If we are going to take advantage of the assumption that all people want peace, then the problem is for people to get together and to leap governments–if necessary to evade governments–to work out not one method but thousands of methods by which people can gradually learn a little bit more of each other.”
— Dwight D. Eisenhower

We believe in the power of personal connections to create cultural understanding. We provide experiences and person-to-person interactions for the people of Springfield and its sister cities that result in friendships across borders.

We host community events like the Kite and Piñata Festival (8,000 attendees in 2019), the Japanese Fall Festival (14,000 attendees in 2019), and Taste of Tlaquepaque (200 attendees in 2019).

We take Springfield citizens on life-changing trips to our sister cities. We bring citizens from our sister cities directly into Springfield homes to transform entire families through our hosting opportunities.

Today, we ask for your support of our mission of “Peace through People.”

When you contribute to Springfield Sister Cities, you contribute to culture and diversity in Springfield; you advocate for the power of individuals to enact worldwide change; you connect globally to thrive locally.

It has perhaps never been quite so evident that we are each part of a global community. Today, that community will stand together in generosity. Join us!



Cheryl Vowels
Judi Sternberg Ruzicka
Jennifer Cochran
Robert and Cindy Stephens
Denny and Mary Pilant
Caitlin and Daniel Villalobos
Kimberly Riggs
Lisa and Randy Bakerink
Alexandra Saner and Jake Schmitt


Mika and Rolan Logan
Deidre Anderson