WEAR AND SHARE CORP.
41 Highway 330 South
Shirley, Arkansas 72153; PO Box 1081, Fairfield Bay, AR 72088
“NEEDING AND SHARING TREASURES”
We all treasure our time, goods, and monetary blessings; and rightfully so. However, have you thought of sharing some of those treasurers with the less fortunate? Perhaps you hesitate because of uncertainty as to what needy cause to support. If so, I encourage you to consider Wear and Share.
Wear and Share is a non-profit 501©(3) organization dedicated to providing funding and assistance to a number of local charities. It is owned and operated by five (5) local churches; FFB Baptist, FFB Faith Lutheran, FFB United Methodist, Kirk of the Hills Presbyterian, and St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Operations are directed by two board members from each respective church.
Following is the 2018 annual report of donations by Wear and Share and named benefactors of said donations derived from retail sales, goods and monetary donations. Diligence of dedicated volunteers and two employees of Wear and Share once again answered the call to provide vital needs for our neighbors.
Wear and Share 2018 Annual Report
Total Sales: $78,480.13
Expenses: $ 45,671.44
Net Income: $ 3,535.96
**Benefactors of Distributions:
Van Buren Co. Dpt. Human Services:
(DHS Recommended Rent & Utilities): $ 9,223
Animal Protection League: 1,200
Fairfield Bay Library: 1,200
Foods for Life: 3,600
Mainstreet Kids: 2,400
The Call: 2,400
Care Caps: 1,850
VB County Aging Programs: 1,200
VB County Literacy Council, Inc.: 1,200
Single Parent Scholarship Fund: 5,000
Total Distributions: $29,273
Finally, Wear and Share is consistently in need of additional part time and/or full time volunteers. Also there is a current need for a replacement Treasurer. Interested volunteers may contact Store Manager Diana Lamb: 501-884-3300.
By Lois Y. Hogan