Save the date and call for volunteers.
Shop & Share happens Saturday, February 2! This one-day event to support Kentucky’s domestic violence shelters is organized by the First Lady’s Office and Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Shoppers at Kroger stores across central Kentucky donate from a list of items our shelter needs, such as non-perishable foods, hygiene products, and cleaning supplies. Goods donated will stock our shelter’s shelves for almost a year!
Lots and lots of volunteer help needed.
Shop & Share is a big day for our organization. And volunteers make it possible! Goods will be collected at more than 20 Kroger locations across more than four thousand square miles in central Kentucky! We’re currently seeking volunteers — community groups, work groups, faith groups, and individuals — to help in three ways.
Type: Volunteer Groups
Hours: 9 am – 5 pm (full or half-day shifts)
Your group will “adopt-a-store” in our 17-county service area from 9 am to 5 pm on the event day. Your mission will be to distribute shopping lists, answer shopper questions, and accept generous donations. Your group can determine how to organize coverage for your store, but we’ve found it takes about 10-12 volunteers throughout the day.
Pick Up & Delivery
Type: Individuals or Group Volunteers
Hours: 12 – 8 pm (full or half-day shifts)
Got a truck or trailer? This role is for you! Every item donated during the big day has to be picked up from the stores and delivered to our shelter in rural Fayette County. We’ve found that two pickups at each store location — one at midday around noon and one at the end-of-event around 5 pm –work best.
Unloading & Sorting
Type: Individual or Group Volunteers
Hours: 1 pm – 9 pm (full or half-day shifts)
When deliveries arrive at our shelter, we’ll need to unload the trucks, trailers, and trunks. And sort through the donations. Some will be temporarily stored in PODS, while other donations will need to be moved inside to our shelter.