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October 2014

Dear Sharing Friend,

It is time for Sharing’s annual membership appeal. Memberships support Kay’s modest salary and the basic administrative costs of Sharing, Inc.

Sharing’s Mission, in part, is to identify and support organizations working in the rural South that are positively impacting the lives of African American children who suffer the effects of racism and economic poverty.

Ever since her first trip in 1972 Kay has been going south each year, evaluating projects in order to decide the best use of each year’s Good Friday Walk money. At the end of this year Sharing will have distributed over $3,500,000 among thirty organizations.

Included in that sum is $196,800 in scholarship grants, which have been given to one hundred three students.

Some current examples:

Corey Harris, the University of Mississippi School of Law, Editor in Chief Southern Journal of Policy and Justice.

William H. Lucas, the University of Memphis chemistry doctoral program.

Akilah Stringer, Meharry Medical School, dentistry program.

We can also take pride in the many other projects with which we are all familiar. These include Black dolls, basketballs and beautifully wrapped baby blankets at Christmas time; thousands of books by and about African Americans; support of the 21st Century Youth Leadership Movement, one of whose special projects is the taking over the Alabama State Senate for a day to debate and pass legislation drafted by the young people; and support of small farmers through investments in the Federation of Southern Cooperatives.

In order that we can continue to ensure that more than 90% of the money raised by the annual Good Friday Walk goes directly to these projects, we are dependent on your membership contributions to cover administrative costs such as stationery, mailing, telephone, Kay’s salary and part-time wages of her assistants. We are confident that you will respond generously so that Sharing can continue to provide hope to countless young people.

 

Thank you.

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The Board of Directors, Sharing, Inc.

 


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