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The Sharing Center Launched #GivingIsEssential Initiative to Raise Critically Needed Funds for Families & Individuals in Need

LONGWOOD, FL, July 9, 2020 — Since the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic, The Sharing Center has remained open to serve every neighbor experiencing the burdens of poverty and personal hardships. It is imperative we continue providing essential resources to our community, especially during these extraordinary times.

 

As the community heads back to work after the COVID shutdown and begins to put the pieces of their lives back together, The Sharing Center has continued to serve an increased number of families and individuals. Between March and June, nearly 9,000 more individuals were served than the same period last year. This is why The Sharing Center is focusing its summer initiative on raising funds for the essential resources we all take for granted at times.

 

With the support and necessary funds, our homeless neighbors can receive dignity with a warm shower and laundry service, a job seeker can access the bus or receive a bicycle to gain steady employment, or a child can be gifted a new pair of shoes for back to school. The Sharing Center’s wrap-around services help provide a wide net of solutions to relieve the burdens of poverty and financial strain. There is a continuous effort to share food and provide financial assistance for our families in need. #GivingIsEssential seeks to focus on the “little things” families across our county desperately need to feel whole.

 

Donations can be made online at www.thesharingcenter.org/toyou.

 

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The Sharing Center

 

Since 1986, The Sharing Center, a Christian-centered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, has served the most vulnerable throughout Seminole County to prevent hunger and homelessness locally. Over 15,000 individuals annually receive wrap-around support to uplift them and their families out of crisis and into stability.

 

Over 90¢ of every $1.00 donated to The Sharing Center goes directly to life-changing programs such as Food Pantry, Families in Crisis, and LifeBuilder. The Sharing Center is also home to the Oasis, the only drop-in resource center in the county, for individuals who are homeless where showers, laundry service, computer access, and housing assistance are provided. Last year, over 1,500 volunteers joined the mission and provided over 42,000 hours of their time to support these ongoing programs and the clients who they serve. In April 2019, Nina Yon, President & CEO, joined The Sharing Center to align the organization with the growing need of the community. For more information about The Sharing Center, email: inquiry@thesharingcenter.org or call (407) 260-9155.

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