376 North Central Ave. Oviedo, FL 32765

(407) 365-6500

The Sharing Center
Margaux Pagán
(407) 691-3119
margaux.pagan@thesharingcenter.org 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The Sharing Center Launches Operation Good Samaritan
Campaign to assist neighbors financially affected by the Coronavirus pandemic crisis 

LONGWOOD, FL, Apr. 1, 2020 — The Sharing Center is responding to the Coronavirus pandemic crisis by addressing the needs of our community with Operation Good Samaritan. Thousands have lost their jobs and critical income due to business and store closures. Our organization is already experiencing and is anticipating a domino effect of personal hardships, we are working to help as many of our neighbors as possible with urgently needed financial assistance and hunger relief. Today, nearly 40% of Seminole County residents are living paycheck to paycheck, struggling to make ends meet. This crisis is only adding fuel to the fire. The Sharing Center’s Operation Good Samaritan effort will help ease the burdens of this experience on families and individuals. 

There are two easy ways to participate in Operation Good Samaritan

  1. Make a one-time or monthly gift online at thesharingcenter.org or by texting TOGETHER to 
  2. 2. Shop the Virtual Pantry Drive. An interactive and simple way to support our neighbors in need. Instead of making food donations, this is a great way to “Stay Separate, but Together.”

Charitable donations made to Operation Good Samaritan will be matched dollar for dollar up to $70,000. The Sharing Center’s goal is to raise $180,000. These funds will serve to provide essential resources to our community’s most vulnerable neighbors. The impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic crisis have not fully been realized and we anticipate the need to increase as the crisis progresses. 

The Sharing Center
Since 1986, The Sharing Center, a Christian-centered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, has served the most vulnerable throughout Seminole County to prevent hunger and homelessness locally. Over 15,000 individuals annually receive wrap-around support to uplift them and their families out of crisis and into stability. 

Over 90¢ of every $1.00 donated to The Sharing Center goes directly to life-changing programs such as Food Pantry, Families in Crisis, and LifeBuilder. The Sharing Center is also home to the Oasis, the only drop-in resource center in the county, for individuals who are homeless where showers, laundry service, computer access, and housing assistance are provided. Last year, over 1,500 volunteers joined the mission and provided over 42,000 hours of their time to support these ongoing programs and the clients who they serve. In April 2019, Nina Yon, President & CEO, joined The Sharing Center to align the organization with the growing need of the community. For more information about The Sharing Center, email: inquiry@thesharingcenter.org or call (407) 260-9155.