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 606-523-5799606-523-5799jburchett@chrisapp.org or P.O. Box 1390, Corbin, KY 40701.

History

In 1986, then VP of development for CAP, Bill Begley received a phone call from an associate at the National Federation of Non-profits. They were asking if CAP would be interested in receiving a donation of children’s books. After traveling to Virginia to see the books, Bill realized he could not turn this offer down. Presenting the situation to the board of directors, they accepted the offer and spent the money necessary to house the books and the employ workers needed to distribute them.

Corporate Donations

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.

Operation Relief

As part of expanding services to deliver hope, Operation Sharing delivers much needed emergency relief supplies to CAP’s Disaster Relief program via Operation Relief. The program serves communities within the service area that have been devastated by natural disasters.

Testimonials

Read about first-hand accounts from Operation Sharing partner agencies and associates.

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