As a CAP program, Operation Sharing brings businesses and people together to deliver hope to individuals and families in dire need. Operation Sharing receives donations from corporate America. Donations include items from food and books to furniture and building supplies. Each year an estimated more than 1.5 million people in all 13 Appalachian states are impacted by donated materials (valued at more than $1.45 billion over the past 28 years – through the 2013 fiscal year).
All this is made feasible by non-profit partnerships with more than 1,000 nonprofit organizations, community-based agencies, and churches throughout the region.
It is exciting how much the program has grown since its inception. And with that steady growth, the ultimate goal of making materials available to those who need them has never wavered.
To be a part of CAP’s ministry of “delivering hope,” let us know of a potential donor or to learn more about the program, please contact Jeff Burchett, Operation Sharing Director at 606-523-5799, firstname.lastname@example.org or P.O. Box 1390, Corbin, KY 40701.
Each year, in-kind donations are received from approximately 125 corporations from across the country and are accepted at the Corbin, KY and Hagerhill, KY. CAP’s Human Service programs use some of the goods, saving much-needed dollars that can be better utilized to provide help for program participants.
The 2014 fiscal year was another outstanding one:
- 734 agencies were served through the Corbin, KY warehouse
- 497 agencies were served through the Hagerhill, KY warehouse
- 1.5 million people served
- 670 full and partial truckloads of supplies were received
- $53,703,433.85 of In-Kind gifts were received