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  • Bear Market helps local foundation

  • Bear Market Consignments of Camdenton has stepped forward to spearhead their first collection fundraiser for a local non-profit organization, The Sharing & Caring Foundation.
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  • Bear Market Consignments of Camdenton has stepped forward to spearhead their first collection fundraiser for a local non-profit organization, The Sharing & Caring Foundation.
    Owners Jill and Roger Halverson were approached by employee Cheryl Taylor about coming up with an idea to help give back locally with the concept of “friends helping friends.”
    Jill had previously heard about Sharing & Caring and contacted Ron Estep of Helping Hands Homeless Shelter who she knew had received a grant from Sharing & Caring and he was able to put her in contact with the fundraising committee of Sharing & Caring.
    Both Jill and Cheryl were in agreement as to why they chose Sharing & Caring for their collection, “We chose Sharing & Caring Foundation because we know 100 percent of the money donated by our customer’s is given to other organizations and helps the families it is meant to help in our local area.”
    The idea of “Fishers of Men” was created by Cheryl to have customers purchase a “slice of bread” or a “fish” donation card that were designed by Kellee Halverson, daughter of Jill & Roger. Starting on Monday, Jan. 13 and running through Saturday, Feb. 1 customers will be able to purchase donation cards for $1 each. Customers then sign their name or they can mark the card “in memory of” to honor a lost loved one. The cards will then be placed in the windows of Bear Market to show how their customers support the Sharing & Caring Foundation.
    The Sharing & Caring Foundation was created about nine years ago after years of research and planning to develop a new way of funding the needy charitable and service organizations that provide service’s locally.
    “When we do a fundraiser 100 percent of the money raised goes to local non-profit groups who have submitted a grant request that demonstrate how they are improving the lives of local people,” said Sheryl Morgan-Krostue, Sharing & Caring Board Member.
    Some of the various organizations that have received such grants are Medical Missions for Christ to support the cost of medical and dental supplies, Share the Harvest Food Pantry to help fund their laundry detergent program and Camden Count Child Advocacy Council to support their sock and underwear program for their back to school program.
     Shop Bear Market Consignment at 605 W. Highway 54 next to Camdenton US Post office and purchase your donation card today. Monetary donations that are 100 percent tax-deductible can be made out and sent to Sharing & Caring Foundation, PO Box 821, Camdenton, MO 65020.
     

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