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  • Nine area non-profits receive Sharing & Caring grants

  • The Sharing & Caring Foundation of Camden County recently announced that nine local non-profit organizations will be the recipient of $20,000 in funding for 2014.
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  • The Sharing & Caring Foundation of Camden County recently announced that nine local non-profit organizations will be the recipient of $20,000 in funding for 2014. The Foundation has distributed approximately $200,000 in funding in Camden County over the past eight years. Foundation President Gerry Williams attributes this to the generosity of area individuals and businesses, and their deep concern for their neighbors in need.
     
    Grant recipients for 2014 include:
    The Lamb House ($4,000) – to provide electrical assistance to needy families in Camden County;
    Freedom Through Christ Lighthouse Mission ($4,000) – to assist with operating expenses of a men’s transitional housing facility;
    Medical Missions for Christ ($3,000) – to provide prescription & medical assistance to clientele;
    Share the Harvest Food Pantry ($3,000) – to make detergent available to needy families in Camden County;
    Lake Area Helping Hands Homeless Shelter ($3,000) – to meet food, medical and transportation costs of shelter residents;
    Citizens Against Domestic Violence ($1,000) – to implement a new Children’s program.
    Children’s Learning Center ($1,000) – to purchase sensory learning tools for classroom use;
    Camden County Child Advocacy ($500) – to assist with the back-to-school “sock & underwear” program;
    Pathways Community Health ($500) – to purchase educational materials to support their children’s counseling activities.
     
    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% of funds collected locally can be distributed locally.
    Foundation Treasurer Johna Stanfield indicated that funding requests exceeding $50,000 were received from non-profit organizations across the county. Fundraising efforts completed in 2013 allowed the Foundation to allocate $20,000 in grant funding for the year ahead. The Foundation is hopeful that with increased donor support from individuals and businesses in the community, it will be able to fulfill a greater percentage of grant requests in coming years.
    An invitation is extended to all members of the public to attend the Sharing & Caring Foundation’s Annual Meeting which will take place on Thursday, Feb. 20, at Central Bank of Lake of the Ozarks (downstairs meeting room), 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. 2014 grant recipients will be in attendance at that meeting if you’d like to learn more about their respective organizations.
    Questions, offers of support or donations can be directed to the Sharing & Caring Foundation at P.O. Box 821, Camdenton, MO 65020, or Phone: 573-374-9147.
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