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"Shop and Share" benefits domestic violence survivors across the Bluegrass

Posted at 1:13 PM, Feb 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-02 11:47:06-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The annual "Shop & Share" drive to benefit survivors of domestic abuse kicked off Saturday.

The Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence provided lists of the items most needed in their shelters to shoppers from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Some of the most requested items include food, clothing, personal care items and baby care products.

Every Kroger, Food City and Super Dollar Store in the state participated in the drive. Certain IGA and Save-A-Lot locations did as well.

The KCADV reports that Kentuckians have raised and donated more than $4.5 million dollars in goods for domestic violence programs across the state since the program started in 2010.

Domestic violence survivors who need help can contact the national domestic violence hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE or the KCADV main line at 502-209-5382. They can also visit KCADV.org for a list of shelters and their contact information.