#givemore24 on Sept. 19: Make Us a Donation We Can’t Refuse!

Please #sharewithus on September 19 by making an on-line donation at givemore24.org! All donations will be matched up to $36,100!

Thank you to all our matching donors:
$500 Molina Healthcare
$1,000 Broughton & Kelly Bishop Jr. Family Advised Fund
$2,500 Anonymous
$3,600 Van Mall Retirement Community
$5,000 Joyce Carter
$10,000 Tod & Maxine McClaskey Foundation
$13,500 Hicks Family Foundation

In celebration of Share’s 40th anniversary, we invite you to make us a donation we can’t refuse. (If you missed our kick-off video, click here to watch it and you’ll get the pun!)

You can donate in any amount (starting at $5) and we’ve compiled a list of donation amounts to reflect accomplishments fulfilled by our vision of a community without hunger, where all people have safe and adequate housing and the skills to enhance their quality of life.

For example:

  • Give $15 in honor of 15 years of Share’s Backpack Program. $15 could provide 3 children with a bag of food for the weekend, helping to ensure they and their families don’t go hungry
  • Give $40 in honor of 40 years of free, hot meals to the public. Your $40 donation could provide 32 nutritious meals through Share’s Hot Meals program.
  • Give $85 in honor of our 85 exceptional staff members, whose professionalism, compassion & dedication is displayed each and every day in service to individuals and families in need in our community.
  • Give $400 in honor of 400 boxes of snack items & lunch food delivered through our Fresh Food Pantries to 11 schools to supplement student meals during the school day.
  • Give $2,800 in honor of the more than 2,800 remarkable volunteers each year that share their time & talent, which is vital to our daily operations and the continued growth of our organization.

The opportunities to give are endless. Whether you give big or small, your donation will help us to build a brighter and healthier future, making our community home.

We encourage you to learn about other worthy non-profit organizations at givemore24.org. Thank you to the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington for hosting this tremendous day of community giving!

 

 

 

 

Flowerpot Media, LSW Architects and Summit Chiropractic & Massage have designed and built a structure completely out of non-perishable
food items—and the community ‘votes’ with dollars for the winner!

Pictures of each can-struction are shown below (in alphabetical order), plus a link below each picture so that you can ‘vote’ for your favorite!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click here to vote for Flowerpot Media

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click here to vote for LSW Architects

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click here for Summit Chiropractic & Massage

All voting will be held on September 19, from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.

Legal details: Minimum vote of $5 is required. Votes (donations) must be made on the Share link and donors will need to make their donation through the ‘Fundraising Champions’ link on the lower, right-hand corner of the page.

 

 

 

Donate to our ‘Seats & Feets’ Drive

Three needs that are ever present at Share are those for new underwear, diapers and socks.

New this year, we are asking donors to remember our community’s ‘wee seats’ by adding diapers and pull-ups to our annual donation drive.

Throughout the month of October, Share is asking for:

  • new underwear (all sizes, for men, women, teens and children)
    For those that donate underwear, we ask that you keep in mind that a range of sizes is needed, from small to 3XL.
  • diapers (sizes 5 & 6, plus pull-ups)
  • athletic-style socks ((all sizes, for men, women, teens and children)

Donations can be dropped off at any Share shelter (sharevancouver.org for locations) or the Share Fromhold Service Center, 2306 NE Andresen Road (M-F, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Financial donations to support the drive can also be made on-line at sharevancouver.org.

Don’t have time to shop? Make a donation online and direct your contribution to our ‘Seats & Feets’ drive.

Host a ‘Seats & Feets’ drive! Organize a drive at your office, church or service organization. We can provide you with a blue Share barrel in which to collect your donations. To get started, contact Heather Walker at hwalker@sharevancouver.org.

Fred Meyer Rewards Card Helps Share Earn Donations!

You can help Share earn donations just by shopping with your Fred Meyer Rewards Card! 

Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million per year to non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, based on where their customers tell them to give. Here’s how the program works:

  • Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Share at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. You can search for us by our name or by our non-profit number 86618.
  • Then, every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping Share earn a donation!
  • You still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you do today.
  • If you do not have a Rewards Card, they are available at the Customer Service desk of any Fred Meyer store.
  • For more information, please visit www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards.

Amazon Smile: You Shop, Amazon Gives to Share

Shopping on-line is fun, convenient and, thanks to Amazon Smile, is a way to give back to Share when you shop on smile.amazon.com – you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, but with the added bonus that The Amazon Foundation will then donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to Share.

When checking out at smile.amazon.com, simply search for Share by name or EIN number, 91-1205119. Be sure to confirm you are selecting the correct organization, as many charitable organizations have similar names.