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The Lawrenceburg Pierian Woman’s Club collected goods and monetary donations during “Shop and Share Day” Feb. 2 at the Lawrenceburg Kroger to support Kentucky Domestic Violence Association shelters.
According to the press release, the combined goods and monetary donations collected across the state were estimated at more than $533,000.
“Volunteers at each store provided shoppers with a list of needed items, allowing shoppers to purchase and donate the items directly at the stores,” according to the press release.
All collected contributions will be given to 15 Kentucky Domestic Violence Association (KDVA) shelters throughout the state.
On Saturday, First Lady Jane Beshear was joined by Madeline Abramson, Dr. Alexandra Gerassimides and Northern Kentucky University President Geoffrey Mearns and his wife Jennifer Mearns to participate in taking donations.
Organizational partners for 2013 Shop & Share include the First Lady’s Office, KDVA, Kroger, Food City, the Kentucky Commission on Women, the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana, the Girls Scouts of Wilderness Road Council and the Kentucky Drug Court.