Help us meet OUR FUNDRAISING GOAL OF SPONSORING 500 FAMILIES THIS THANKSGIVING!
Sponsor a family for only $35
or donate any amount!
JOIN US IN OUR GOAL TO PROVIDE THANKSGIVING DINNER TO 500 NH FAMILIES!
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Help us sponsor 500 Families!
Shire Sharing is a collaborative effort among New Hampshire activists to address community needs through voluntary action and direct charity. We raise funds, collect goods, coordinate deliveries and connect with our community. We are a non-profit, comprised of volunteers only; that means that all of your donations go directly to helping families in need.
Our goal this year is to deliver Thanksgiving meals to 500 households in the Granite State. Last year we set a new personal record by delivering Thanksgiving meals to over 600 households across New Hampshire. That's over 2,000 people!
In 2014, Share Sharing fed over 300 families in need and we donated the remainder of our supplies to Liberty House (a shelter for homeless Veterans). We were also able to donate items to MCoC Homeless Services Shelter, such as 120 pairs of gloves, 120 pairs of socks, 200 pairs of foot warmers, and 50 ponchos, due to our generous sponsors.
Why we do this:
Shire Sharing began in 2011 after founder Amanda Bouldin's father, Kent Bouldin, passed away due to leukemia. During his life in Dallas, Texas, Kent ran his own "Basket Bridge" every year, handing out Thanksgiving meals to families in need. He started with just one household and eventually built his project up so that it was feeding hundreds of households per year.
After his passing, it was clear that no one else would be taking over his project, and it would have died with him — but it lives on here in the Granite State thanks to donors and volunteers like you. Although not a single one of Shire Sharing's volunteers have ever met Kent, hundreds of New Hampshire residents have gathered every year to feed thousands of their neighbors. Read more about Shire Sharing's history here.
WAYS TO GET INVOLVED:
Monetary donations such as cash, Bitcoin, and non-monetary donations are happily accepted. If you have questions about how to donate, contact us.
Spread the word
Share our cause with your coworkers, friends, family, social media network, etc. Link to this page!
Volunteer to Assemble the Gifts
Each bag is customized for the household it will reach, depending on family size, dietary issues, and other needs. Visit this event on Facebook if you'd like to help stuff bags.
Volunteer to Make Deliveries
This isn't a handout — it's a gift from friends. That's why this effort needs a special touch. Sign up here to make deliveries in your own car (bring a loved one to share the experience with). Visit this event on Facebook for more details.