#GivingTuesday on Dec. 3: Help Us Raise $10,000 for 500 Pairs of Shoes

Happy Feet can: splash in puddles, take first steps, have sturdy boots for work, run & win a race, enjoy the snow, succeed in school … and so much more!

New shoes are an often-asked-for item for our clients living in shelter and in our housing programs, as well as homeless individuals served through our Share Outreach program. Shoes – in all sizes – are needed for toddlers, school-aged children, teens, adult men and women and seniors.

You can help with a donation in honor of #GivingTuesday. Please donate on December 3 – or any day prior – by clicking here.

#GivingTuesday refers to the Tuesday after Thanksgiving – a movement to create an international day of giving at the beginning of the holiday season. Learn more at givingtuesday.org.

Columbia Bank Warm Hearts Drive

Donate to support Columbia Bank’s annual Warm Hearts Winter Drive!

Warm Hearts raises money and warm winter items for people living on the streets.

Your donation allows local shelters – including Share – to purchase much needed winter items. Now through the end of the year, stop by any Columbia Bank branch to donate, or make a contribution online at warmheartswinterdrive.com.

Register for the 2020 ‘Couve Clover Run

Kick off the holiday season with some fun fitness goals! Early bird registration is now open for the Couve Clover Run! Sign up with the code SHARE10 for 10% off your race fee. Want to run for free? Email Stephanie at skolb@sharevancouver.org to find out how to support Share and run for free!

Run, Give Back & Party at the 6th Annual ‘Couve Clover Run! Hosted by Why Racing Events

You can celebrate in your festive green while running or walking 3, 7 or 10 miles along an extremely fast and scenic course to support local charities! You earn your post-event party but it will be off the charts hosted by Main Event and other downtown Vancouver Pubs & Breweries.

March 22, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.
800 Main Street between 8th & 9th Ave in downtown Vancouver in front of Main Event
Register online at by clicking here
Kids 17 and under get to race the 5K for FREE!

The Couve Clover Run supports a variety of local charities, including Share. You can help Share by:

  • Option 1:
    Run or Walk + Fundraise! You can join in on Share’s fundraising team! You will receive a free registration for the race and a link to create a fundraising page of your own! We simply ask that you raise $500 for Share in the process. You will receive a t-shirt, medal, GREEN beer, meal, massage station, and the feeling of accomplishment! Contact Stephanie at skolb@sharevancouver.org
    Ways to raise money:
    -Garage sale!
    -Suggest that if someone pledges $100, they get to pick one piece of clothing you wear during the race!
    -Throw a Superbowl party & charge $20, with 25 people attending you are at your goal!
    -Host a birthday fundraiser on Facebook!
    -Have 10 people pledge $50 – Now you made the goal!
  • Option 2:
    Just Run or walk 3, 7, or 10 miles! If you want to be in the race but are not interested in fundraising, you can sign up today and save 10% off registration with code ‘Share10’.
  • Option 3:
    Volunteer! Share will earn $5 per volunteer hour! We have volunteer options for packet pick up, course marshal, check in, finish line support and more! Spend the day in green helping runners not get lost on the course! Contact Molly at mevjen@sharevancouver.org

Event Highlights & Post-event Festivities:

  • Beer at Main Event courtesy of Deschutes Brewery
  • Post-event meal
  • Massage and Stretching at Union Chapel
  • Prize for Most Festive Costume so think GREEN!
  • Technical Runner’s t-shirt
  • Finisher’s Medal
  • Sense of accomplishment – Feels so good!

Barnes & Noble Book Drive: Now to Dec. 31

It’s that time of year again—Barnes & Noble Vancouver is holding their annual Holiday Book Drive to benefit Share!

Their goal is to donate 2,200 books to low income families and we need your help! Purchase any book or books in store and Barnes & Noble will donate them for you! Give the gift of literacy this year!

Recommended titles are at the cash registers for purchase, but any appropriate children’s book, sale or bargain titles throughout the store, are all greatly appreciated.

Donated books will be added to the libraries at our family shelters, plus books will be given to children through our ASPIRE and Backpack programs.

If you would like to donate gently-used books, please deliver those to the Share Fromhold Service Center, 2306 NE Andresen Road (M-F, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

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.