Sharing & Caring Foundation allocates funding to support local non-profits for 2010

Ten local non-profit organizations will get more than $21,000 in funding to help various charitable efforts this year.
The Sharing & Caring Foundation of Camden County recently has awarded $21,500, the largest amount ever handed out by the organization in a single year. The foundation has distributed approximately $65,000 in funding over the past four years. Foundation
President Gerry Williams says the generosity of area individuals and businesses will help their neighbors in need.
The Sharing & Caring Foundation of Camden County is a 501C-3 organization formed solely to raise money to assist worthy Camden County non-profit entities. The foundation provides an organized mechanism by which 100 percent of funds collected locally can be distributed locally.
Foundation Treasurer Bart Schulte said that funding requests exceeding $55,000 were received from non-profit organizations across the county.  Fundraising efforts completed in 2009 allowed the Foundation to allocate $21,500 in grant funding for the year ahead. 

Grant recipients for 2010 
1. The Lamb House ($4,500) – to provide electrical assistance to needy families in Camden County
2. Medical Missions for Christ ($4,000) – to provide prescription assistance to clientele;
3. Share the Harvest Food Pantry ($3,500) – to make detergent available to needy families in Camden County;
4. Freedom Through Christ Lighthouse Mission ($3,500) – to assist with operating expenses of a men’s transitional housing facility;
5. Citizens Against Domestic Violence ($2,000) – to offer a men’s domestic violence intervention program;
6. Lake Area Helping Hands Homeless Shelter ($1,500) – to meet food, medical and transportation costs of shelter residents;
7. Camden County Child Advocacy ($750) – to assist with the back-to-school “sock & underwear” program;
8. Pathways Behavioral Healthcare ($750) – to allow purchase of children’s counseling resources and learning aids;
9. MU Extension 4-H ($500) – to provide scholarships for Camden County youth to attend summer camp.
10. Great River Council, Boy Scouts of America ($500) – to provide scholarships for Camden County youth to attend the Scoutreach summer camping program.
Annual meeting Feb. 18
The Sharing & Caring Foundation’s annual meeting will be held Feb. 18 at the Mid County Fire Station (upstairs meeting room) in Camdenton beginning at 5:30 p.m. Members of the general public interested in learning more about the Foundation, or supporting its efforts are encouraged to attend this meeting.

How to contact
Caring and Sharing
Offers of support or donations can be directed to the Foundation at P.O. Box 821, Camdenton, MO 65020, or by phone at 573-374-9147