Yukon Sharing blessed by huge gift

Power of 100 presents $15,600 to ‘HOPE Award’ recipient

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The Yukon Sharing Ministries’ board of directors accept a $15,600 gift from members of Power of 100 Canadian County. Yukon Sharing was selected as the Power of 100’s quarterly HOPE Award recipient. (Photo provided)

The leader of a Yukon non-profit service agency is counting her latest blessing – a “huge” gift from a Canadian County women’s philanthropic.

Yukon Sharing Ministries has accepted a $15,600 donation from the Power of 100 Canadian County as the foundation’s second quarterly HOPE Award recipient.

Yukon Sharing Director Missy King

Noting her non-profit has had fund-raising efforts restricted over the past year due to COVID-19, Yukon Sharing Director Missy King said she’s “humbled, grateful and blessed” by this generous grant.

“This couldn’t have come at a better time for us,” King said. “We have really seen the needs rise.”

Yukon Sharing provides clothing, food, household goods, and other necessary services to people who meet income guidelines.

Yukon Sharing, 4 N 6th, served 894 families with a total of 3,550 services in 2020. That’s a significant increase from the 679 families and 2,399 services reported the previous year.

With an increase in people seeking first-time assistance, Yukon Sharing will use the $15,600 gift to replace freezers and refrigerators, purchase food and develop a website.

Eleven non-profit Canadian County charitable causes were nominated for the 2020 first quarter HOPE Award and names of three were drawn to make presentations at a recent virtual banquet.

Then Power of 100 members voted, selecting Yukon Sharing for their large quarterly gift.

Yukon Sharing Ministries was founded in 1987 with a vision to offer everyone who can benefit a “hand up” – not a “hand out.”

The helping agency serves those who live in the Yukon school district, specifically in the 73099, 73085 and 73127 zip codes.

For more information, call 354-9456 or email yukonsharing@gmail.com

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GENEROUS WOMEN

Power of 100 Canadian County is a group of generous women who pool their resources four times a year to donate at least $10,000 to a selected charitable cause.

The Power of 100 Canadian County’s mission is to bring positive, passionate, community-minded and generous women together to make a difference.

Each member donates $100 four times a year. The group meets quarterly for an hour to select award recipients.

By pooling together their $100 donations each quarter, Power of 100 Canadian County members make a larger impact than they would otherwise.

Founding co-chairs are Tammy McKee and Anita Bishop, both retired Yukon Public Schools’ employees.

All women are invited to join the Power of 100 Canadian County.

“Our goal is to grow our membership to 200 women so we can give two HOPE awards, four times each year,” McKee said.

The Power of 100 Canadian County’s next quarterly event will be Monday, May 10. For more information, visit powerof100cc.org

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