Sharing in New Hampshire

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OUR MISSION

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 for 2017 is to feed 600 families for Thanksgiving. ♥


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Why Us?

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 600 households in the Granite State. Last year we set a new personal record by delivering Thanksgiving meals to over 500 households across New Hampshire.

In 2015, Share Sharing fed over 500 families in need; in 2014, we fed over 300 families, and we also donated the remainder of our supplies to Liberty House (a shelter for homeless Veterans). That year, we were also able to donate cold-weather items to MCoC Homeless Services Shelter, including 120 pairs of gloves, 120 pairs of socks, 200 pairs of foot warmers, and 50 ponchos, all thanks to our generous sponsors.

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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 Brigade" 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 only 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.

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WAYS TO GET INVOLVED:

  • Donate

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.


GIFT Feedback

"Thank you so very much for the Thanksgiving basket. It was such a surprise to come home and find a turkey and all the fixings for a Thanksgiving meal. Thank you for thinking of me."

"Thank you so very much for the Thanksgiving basket. It was such a surprise to come home and find a turkey and all the fixings for a Thanksgiving meal. Thank you for thinking of me."

This letter came from the Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester.

This letter came from the Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester.

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