The Sandusky County Share and Care Center is a clothing thrift shop located at 129 Bidwell Avenue in Fremont, Ohio. Open to the public, Share and Care accepts donations of used clothing and household items. The center also provides emergency prescription, rent, food and utility assistance and new blankets and shoes to those with demonstrated need. Share and Care is a United Way agency.
Share and Care is the Fremont Salvation Army Unit. We bellring for donations, and then distribute the donations to our community. Share and Care partners with St. Vincent De Paul.
Sandusky County Share and Care also has a pet food bank that helps with cat and dog food. We also have a mailbox with free Bibles.
The center is staffed by volunteers from 16 Sandusky County area churches. In addition to the rotating staff from the churches, there is a dedicated core of volunteers who report to work each week serving the needs of their fellow Sandusky County residents.
If you are in need of assistance or would like to volunteer at the Sandusky County Share and Care Center call the office at (419) 334-2832.
"Acknowledging that our deepest call is to serve God by following Christ's example, the members of Sandusky County Share and Care Center endeavor to provide low-cost or free clothing, shoes, prescription medication, and other charitable services to those in need in Sandusky County. We do so in a spirit consonant with Matthew 25:37-40."
Tuesday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
First & Third Saturday of every month 10:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.
SERVICES and STATISTICS
During 2019, the Center gave:
51 people received Free No-Cost Baking Crates
18 Homeless Received Basic Need Bags
Diaper Packs supplied to 39 children
Misc. Assistance to 852 people; valued at $3,554
Free items given to 182 people valued at $914
Prescriptions to 15 individuals; valued at $584
Rent & utility assistance to 1,056 individuals valued at $34,333
Furniture distributed to 12 people/ Valued at $585
70 Bags of Pet Food, valued at $596
The Center also helped (at no cost to these groups)…
…Sandusky County Food Pantry distribute to 2,174 people
...Salvation Army distribute $21,065 to 295 people plus $1,200 Aldi Grocery Assistance
...Fremont Ministry Association distribute $4,606 to 97 people
...St. Vincent De Paul distribute $12,222.63 to 347 people & $1,065 in gasoline assistance
The value of all combined services for 2019 was $80,390 in overall assistance.
This was accomplished with a total of 8,885 Volunteer Hours for the year.
Sandusky County Share and Care Center
129 Bidwell Ave.
Fremont, OH 43420