Shire Sharing Warms Hearts and Bodies

Shire Sharing Warms Hearts and Bodies

My parents have been involved in Shire Sharing for a while, and last year I had a chance to get involved collecting coats for the coat drive. It meant a lot to me knowing that something as seemingly small as a coat would mean a great deal to someone else, especially in New England where the fall and winter are harsher than in other places. I encourage...

Sophia: Growing Up Sharing

Sophia: Growing Up Sharing

When I was four years old, my grandfather, Kent Bouldin, passed away. I didn’t know him that well and I don’t have very many memories of him, but he’s pretty popular now. While he was alive he did a little thing called “Basket Brigade” where he filled up baskets with food and brought them to people’s homes.

Carla Gericke: Be the Change You Want to See

Carla Gericke: Be the Change You Want to See

I believe in private, voluntary, direct charity, which is what Shire Sharing is. I have been involved with the organization since its inception in 2011, helping annually with assembly and deliveries. Seeing it prosper validates my belief in voluntary human action.

Thanksgiving: An Unholiday Worth Sharing

Thanksgiving: An Unholiday Worth Sharing

I’m not really one to engage in holidays or other arbitrary social constructs, but the idea of intentionally crafting a whole day centered around friends, family, food, and gratitude is something I can certainly get down with... heck, it’s something I wish more folks did more often than once a year.

Edi Swearingen: Shire Sharing is Tangible Love

Edi Swearingen: Shire Sharing is Tangible Love


Shire Sharing is a way to love others tangibly. That's important—giving food and sharing holiday cheer with those who might otherwise go without on Thanksgiving can have a tremendous impact on their health and well-being. 

Shire Sharing Brings Communities Together

Shire Sharing Brings Communities Together

The 2016 election season has done a fine job of highlighting our differences, and it's possible that our country has been wounded in some irreversible ways. Shire Sharing seems to patch up that wound — if only for a weekend.