Entries by Jessica Lightheart

We Share Major Gifts Society

Your $500 donation could provide 400 hot meals to those who would otherwise go hungry. The We Share Major Gift Society helps to establish reliable, annual funding to bolster and sustain Share’s ability to provide the programs and services that positively impact the lives of the hungry and the homeless. Click here to join or […]

Lincoln Place

“I am truly grateful for my new apartment at Lincoln Place. It means everything to have a place for my grand kids to come that’s not a tent – a place to feel human.” Lori, resident of Lincoln Place   Lincoln Place is a multifaceted partnership: the building is owned by Vancouver Housing Authority and […]

Become a Monthly Shareholder!

Become a Monthly Shareholder with your sustaining gift of $15, $25, $50, $100 or more—any amount is welcome & every dollar makes a big difference for people who face hunger, homelessness & poverty. “Monthly giving is an easy way to contribute to Share. We designate our gift for the Backpack Program because we want to […]

Share Summer Meals Program

[vc_row el_position=”first last”] [vc_column] [vc_column_text el_position=”first”] ““I first volunteered for this program four years ago and it has become one of my favorite things to do in the community. Whether we are cutting watermelon or putting the meals in the coolers for delivery, everyone works with a smile and a great attitude.” Steve Smith, Share […]

Share Backpack Program

[vc_row el_position=”first last”] [vc_column] [vc_column_text el_position=”first”] “I just want to thank you for this program. Our family has struggled so hard over the last few years and this simple act of generosity has been a tremendous help.” Bags are filled with 5-10 pounds of non-perishable, easy-to-prepare food. Just $4.50 will fill a bag for one […]

Share IDA Program

[vc_row el_position=”first last”] [vc_column] [vc_column_text el_position=”first last”] Our Individual Development Accounts program has 70 current savers, with 17 asset purchases in 2014. Saving money for future needs can be difficult for people struggling to keep up with daily living expenses and current bills. While there are many helpful programs that put food on the table […]

Share Hot Meals

“We began the MyPlate program on June 1, 2014. We decided that it was in the best interest of our clients to implement a healthier meal plan that includes more fresh produce and less nutrient deficient, sugary, fat-laden foods.” Holley Walhood, Share Food Coordinator   Share provides daily, free meals for the homeless and low-income […]

Share Outreach & Day Center

[vc_row el_position=”first last”] [vc_column] [vc_column_text el_position=”first”] “Before, we never had a place to get out of the weather and we’d just be miserable and unhappy. The Day Center has been truly lifesaving for us,” Share Outreach Client [/vc_column_text] [vc_separator] [vc_column_text] [vc_row el_position=”first last”] [vc_column] [vc_video title=”Homeless Day Center Opens” link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQNYP0V9hp4″ el_position=”first”] [vc_column_text] Daily living services […]

Share Shelter System

“This is my first time experiencing homelessness. I’ve never even had any major hardships in my life and I’m not familiar with the systems of getting help. Since coming here, it’s helped me to identify my barriers to housing, helped me get some credit counseling, so that I can get things back under control and […]