WHAT WE DO
Your Donations At Work
Eradicating poverty involves an integrated approach, which Community Share Ministries is committed to providing for our local communities. It isn't enough to simply provide food and clothing to people during difficult times, but is essential to tackle all of the core issues impacting families. Take a more detailed look at some of the exciting projects we have going on and planned in the near future.
MEN'S, WOMEN'S AND CHILDREN HOMES
Meeting the Need
Community Share Ministries owns and operates a men's Home, a women's home and two children's homes, currently located in Polk County, Georgia. Not only does this offer a roof over their head, but also provides additional opportunities for spiritual growth, reintegration into the workforce, jobs while in the home at the local warehouse and thrift store, tutoring programs for children, and other support. Community Share is dedicated to providing a safe place for men, women, and children to get back on their feet. Over 600 men and women have been through the homes since the inception of CSM.
THRIFT STORES AND WAREHOUSE
Meeting the Need
Clothing and Food
Through partnerships across the country, Community Share Ministries brings LOADS of merchandise from retailers to a local warehouse weekly for the benefit of those in need and other non-profit organizations. The operation of 2 thrift stores allows for the local community to have access to these goods for a minimal donation, of in some cases for free. A 33,000 foot warehouse is the location to house the merchandise, which provides additional opportunities for our Compassion Givers and Compassion Partners to access donated and retail merchandise . In addition, over 23,000 pounds of food per month is given out from the thrift store locations, as well as giving out food in impoverished areas of our community.
Meet the Needs of MORE
In order to further the mission of Community Share Ministries, our vision is to acquire warehouses in multiple surrounding communities, expand homes to surrounding communities, build a Mission House which will allow for volunteer groups from around the country to come and help with Community Share, and build the Safe Haven Ranch, Northwest Georgia's first foster care community. A 47-acre parcel of land in Polk County was donated to the ministry and will be the future site of the Safe Haven Ranch, thus furthering the dedication to fostering children in a Christian environment.