First Lady Jane Beshear's Communications Office
First Lady Jane Beshear Calls On Volunteers for 2015 Shop and Share Drive

Press Release Date:  Friday, February 27, 2015  
Contact Information:  Parry Barrows

One-day goods drive benefits domestic violence victims

FRANKFORT, Ky. – First Lady Jane Beshear is encouraging Kentuckians to volunteer for the seventh annual Shop and Share day, a one-day goods drive to benefit Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence (KCADV) shelters across the state.  The drive will be held at Kentucky Kroger, Food City and Super Dollar Discount Food stores Saturday, March 28, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

“Shop and Share Day will not be a success without the support and generosity of Kentuckians across the Commonwealth,” said Mrs. Beshear.  “By volunteering two hours of your time on March 28, you can play a part in supporting domestic violence victims and shelters in your community.” 

On Shop and Share day, volunteers at each Kroger, Food City and Super Dollar Discount Food store will provide a list of items needed at KCADV shelters – such as non-perishable foods, school supplies, hygiene products and cleaning supplies. Monetary donations will also be accepted. 

Volunteers can sign-up for two-hour shifts at a participating store of their choosing.  To register, go to

All contributions collected through Shop & Share will be donated to the 15 KCADV shelters across the state. To date, Shop and Share has raised more than $3 million in combined goods and monetary donations for KCADV.

Organizational partners for 2015 Shop & Share include the First Lady’s Office, KCADV, Kroger, Food City, Super Dollar stores, the Kentucky Commission on Women, Kentucky General Federation of Women’s Clubs, the Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road Council, the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana and the Kentucky Drug Court.

For more information on Shop and Share, visit

To tweet about Shop and Share, use the hashtag #ShopShare2015.

The mission of KCADV, formerly known as the Kentucky Domestic Violence Association (KDVA), is to mobilize and support member programs and allies to end intimate partner violence.

Last year alone, KCADV handled more than 23,000 crisis calls and served more than 42,000 men, women and children through its member programs. 

For more information, please visit