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.
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
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.