The Sharing Center's 2019 Impact Report

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respect engage resources poverty clothing suff ABOUThope US The Sharing Center was established in 1986 as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization to provide essential resources to our community's most vulnerable. Since our inception, we have supported over a half million individuals with urgently needed food, financial assistance, and hope.




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The Sharing Center served nearly 17,000 neighbors in need with wrap-around services helping to prevent hunger and homelessness last fiscal year. The success of our programs is a direct result of community-wide collaborations with individuals, corporations, churches, and non-profit organizations. We are proud of the partnerships we've fostered over the last 34 years and the progress we've made to fulfill The Sharing Center's mission.



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From the President & CEO During the past year, The Sharing Center has implemented several new changes to better serve our clients: First, we expanded the hours of operation at The Oasis drop-in resource center for our homeless neighbors, allowing us to serve more homeless clients. Through partnerships forged with other agencies, we began providing mental health counseling and free legal assistance on housing and family issues to those who otherwise could not afford it. We introduced new initiatives such as Family Volunteer Night giving the opportunity for parents, grandparents, and children to serve together while strengthening their family and community ties.

Mission To provide essential resources to those in need while ensuring dignity, reflecting Christian generosity, and sharing God's love.

It truly does take a village and we are blessed by so many great partners and volunteers. On behalf of all of the families we serve, our sincere thanks for your selfless giving, whether it be in the form of financial support, volunteering, or both! We are only able to continue the compassionate work because of the dedication of our team members and loyal volunteers, each and every day, and because of the generous funds provided by our partners. As we begin our 35th year of service to families in need, within Seminole County, our sustaining partners are a constant reminder of God's everlasting kindness. Thank you for your tremendous generosity and your belief in our work. Blessings to all,

Nina Yon President/CEO


We will ensure a compassionate approach to alleviate hunger and homelessness by providing every individual and family in need with access to essential resources.

BY THE NUMBERS Every day, our case managers provide compassionate care to families in crisis seeking immediate relief. Through our ongoing, life-changing programs, we work side-by-side with our neighbors in need to provide the most critical and urgent services helping to prevent hunger and homelessness.


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6,503 visits by our homeless neighbors


51,611 bags of groceries distributed


10 homeless families restablized in housing

Families in Crisis

$2.8 million worth of essential resources provided

Milestones Throughout the year, we enacted several new ways to improve our programs and connection with the community. Here are few highlights: For the first time in the history of The Sharing Center, the thrift program surpassed $1 million in revenue helping to provide critically needed services for those in need. Introduced Family Volunteer Night, a monthly sold-out event bringing families together in service. Our annual fundraiser, Sweet Charity, raised over $80,000, the most ever for this event.

Acts of Service Our volunteer opportunities offer meaningful ways for individuals and groups to contribute their time, talents, treasures, and resources to help our neighbors in need.

1,761 volunteers donated 46,094 hours of their time

Last year, community groups such as churches, corporate civic groups, and schools participated in 133 volunteer projects serving in The Pantry, The Oasis, Thrift Stores, and Distribution Center.

We launched Family Volunteer Night as a way to introduce families to the benefits of service to our communities. Family Volunteer Night inspired 300 new volunteers, including parents, grandparents and children to serve in 2019 .

Financial Statement ASSETS Current Assets


LIABILITIES Total Liabilities


90% of every donation is directed to fulfilling


The Sharing Center's $1,137,034

Figures derived from fiscal year 2018 - 2019 independent audited financials.


Statement of Activities EXPENSES

REVENUE + SUPPORT Public Contributions Grants

$1,231,024 $316,000

Program Services Supporting Services

Thrift Program



In-Kind Donations (Value)





Beginning of year Change in net assets End of year

Figures derived from fiscal year 2018 - 2019 independent audited financials.

$4,634,817 $505,335 $5,140,152

$1,565,655 $357,779 $1,923,434

Board of Directors (current year) Brian Cox, Chair Merrill Lynch

Steve R. Reed, Past Chair Ross Stores, Retired

Patrick Rzeszut, Vice Chair Waste Connections

Elizabeth Ortiz, Secretary KEM Business Solutions

Andy Hockemeyer Cox Media Group

Dawn Chubb Sipley Link Staffing Services

Louis Tarantino Carpet Source

Andrew Lannon Bogin, Munns & Munns

Gail Bittman Community Volunteer

Michael Eastham Fellowship Financial Group

Andrea L. Rickheim RE/MAX OPTIMA

Gail O'Connor Dix.Hite + Partners, Inc.

Pauline Ho Laus Consulting

Cliff Long Orlando Regional Realtors Assoc.

James B. Euliano Community Volunteer

Wm. Rick Mann, Jr. Walk on Water

Cindy J. Ryan Ryan Law, LP

Kimberly Federline Allgood Financial

Ryan M. Cipparone Cipparone & Cipparone P.A.

David P. Dowda Longwood Police Chief

Kenneth L. Hoffmann DynaFire

Shannon R. Campbell Campbell Law

David J. Grainer Sempermed USA

Lee Johnson AdventHealth


The Sharing Center was founded by 16 church partners in 1986. Today, we are proud to continue in partnership with churches and faith groups throughout our community. In fiscal year 2018 - 2019, our faith partners contributed more than $103,000, hundreds of in-kind donations, volunteer service and referred our neighbors in need seeking essential resources. We are grateful.Â


Annunciation Catholic Church Holy Cross Lutheran Church of Lake Mary

$1,000 - $5,000

Sanlando United Methodist Church Willow Creek Church Saint Andrew's Chapel Women of the ELCA/Dorcas Circle Nativity Catholic Church Markham Woods Presbyterian Church City Church of Orlando New Covenant Anglican Church Action Church

Maitland Presbyterian Church Rolling Hills Moravian Church Wekiva Presbyterian Church Grace United Methodist Women Upsala Presbyterian Church Westview Baptist Church Community United Methodist Church Tuskawilla Presbyterian Church

Family Referral Partners Action Church Antioch Baptist Church City Church Sanford First Baptist Church Longwood G3 Church

Life Point Christian Church St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church St. Stephen Lutheran Church Nativity Catholic Church Westview Baptist Church


The Sharing Center is grateful for the continued support of our corporate community partners who have made a commitment to our neighbors in need.

Ayers Legacy/ Crown Foundation Tarantino Family

Thank you! $100,000 and above

Ms. Kristy Wray (in memory) Mr. Mike and Mrs. Bonnie Good Ms. Katherine Mergenov (in memory)

Mr. Harold and Mrs. Lois Womersley Mr. Carl and Mrs. Dana Boyd $10,000 and $99,999 Mr. David and Mrs. Carolyn Duda Mr. Brian and Mrs. Linda Cox Mrs. Cheryl and Mr. Louis Forte Mr. Brett and Mrs. Kelsey Blackadar Mrs. Elizabeth Ortiz Mr. Steve and Mrs. Theresa Ogier Mr. Joseph Trepani Mr. Patrick and Mrs. Kelly Rzeszut Mr. Robert and Mrs. Linda Wiseman $1,000 to $9,999 Mr. Damian and Mrs. Linda Carlson Mr. Andrew Lannon Mr. David and Mrs. Joanne Halloran Ms. Linda Radun Mr. John and Mrs. Maria Adornetto Mr. Richard and Mrs. Jean Horbert Mrs. Shannon and Mr. Milton Campbell Mrs. Georgia Baderschneider Mrs. Sonia Nebel Mrs. Gail and Mr. Roger O'Connor Mr. Basil and Mrs. Dodie Pflumm Ms. Ola Williams Mr. Shawn and Mrs. Susan Molsberger Ms. Gidget Keller Mrs. Heather West Mrs. Deborah Sclater Mrs. Mary Beth and Mr. Joseph Kelly Ms. Lauren Miller Ms. Kik Poon Mr. Jeff and Mrs. Tiffany Kite Mr. Richard Casselberry Mr. Ed Cook Ms. Nina Yon and Mr. Chip Waterman Mr. Raymond and Mrs. Sharon Davis Mrs. JoAnne Feiner Mr. Timm and Mrs. Cynthia Godby Mr. Matthew Anderson Mr. Daniel and Mrs. Sarah Ryan Mr. Walter and Mrs. Nancy Witt Mr. William and Mrs. Debbie Damm Mr. Stephen and Mrs. Charleen Nash Mr. Michael and Mrs. Gail Bittman Mr. Douglas Downer Mr. Carl VanNostrand Ms. Mary Nielsen Mr. Willie and Mrs. Nancy May Mr. Steve and Mrs. Becky Ogden Mr. Rick and Mrs. Roxane Mann Mr.Donald and Mrs. Donna Weigle Mrs. Danielle Newbold Mrs. Patricia and Mr. Ken Shields Mrs. Delane Buck Mr. Andy and Mrs. Linda Hannigan Mrs. Heidi Pruss Ms. Barbara Myers Mr. Gerald and Mrs. Peggy Robison Ms. Barbara Snider Ms. Cynthia Warrick

Ms. Irene McNutt Mr. Demel and Mrs. Christa Gonzalez Mr. Don Purcell Mr. Dewey and Mrs. Barbara Dixon Mr. Ryan and Mrs. Erica Cipparone Mr. Marc and Mrs. Angela Chesser Mr. Jack and Mrs. Melanie Elkins Mr. John and Mrs. Katherine Gatch Mr. Donald and Mrs. Paula Greenwood Mr. Anthony and Mrs. Doria Hairston Mr. David and Mrs. Laurie Mealor Ms. Sally Milton Mr. Michael Prusak Mrs. Nicole and Dr. James Rawlins Mr. Dale and Mrs. Cathy Reichel Mrs. Teresa and Mr. Derek Scott Mrs. Dona and Mr. Frederick Tannler Mr. Ronald Wilbanks

$500 to $999

Mr. Robert Beagle and Ms. Patricia Scott Ms. Bette Vallario Mrs. Mary Ann Stead Mrs. Vikki Hodgkins Mrs. Mildred Dzurus Mr. Brian and Mrs. Melinda Tooley Mrs. Chris and Mr. Victor Lutz Mrs. Amy Lewandowski Mr. Larry Skinner Ms. Elizabeth Holcomb Mrs. Kathleen Pierce Mr. Allen and Mrs. Mary Arseneau Mrs. Patsy Boyer Mr. William and Mrs. Charlotte Hawke Ms. Mary Sherris Mr. Jeff and Mrs. Shannon Bouley Mr. Raymond and Mrs. Elizabeth Dillman Mr. Ben Paris Mrs. Rosemary and Mr. Willard Gates Mr. Andrew and Mrs. Nicole Hockemeyer Mrs. Andrea St. Onge

Mrs. Dolores Field Mr. David and Mrs. Diane Sutter Mr. Jay and Mrs. Lynn Klahn Mr. Ken Cooper Ms. Diane Turner Mrs. Susan Baum Mr. Rick Fite Mrs. Brenda Creamer Ms. Jill Croom Mr. Andrew and Mrs. Kathleen McIver Ms. Andrea and Mr. Tom Rickheim Mr. Frank and Mrs. Meredith Scheraldi Ms. Elaine Steinebronn Mrs. Maryann and Mr. Gene Stump Mrs. Ann and Mr. Daniel Carr Mrs. Helen Gallagher Mr. David and Mrs. Shane Grainer Mrs. Jennifer Rankin Mr. Harold and Mrs. Claire Schmidt Mr. Andy Goodman Ms. Sandy Mobley Ms. Christine Trask Mr. Michael and Mrs. Vickie Eastham Mr. Mark Kamrath Mr. Nazare Azinheira Mrs. Denise and Mr. Michael McDonald Ms. Dawn Peterson Ms. Neisha Camacho Ms. Kathy Krasnoff Mr. Steven and Mrs. Jean Allender Mr. Joseph and Mrs. Carol Bert Mrs. Patricia Biron Mr. Frank and Mrs. Annette Carter Mrs. Gabrielle Cash Mr. Darrell and Mrs. Lynda Jobman Mr. Mark and Mrs. Pamela Johnston Mr. Thomas and Mrs. Debra Kunovic Ms. Rita Law Mr. Fred and Mrs. Mary Streetman Mrs. Barbara Tressler Mr. Wolf and Mrs. Martha Von Lersner Mr. Rick and Mrs. Susan Wollner