Project SHARE of Carlisle

Rating: 5 stars   5 reviews

Issues: Food, Religion

Location: 5 North Orange Street Suite 4 Carlisle PA 17013 USA

Mission: In response to God´s call to love one another, Project SHARE provides food, clothing, nutrition education and links to other community resources to empower people in need within the Greater Carlisle Area.
Results: We have served 12600 households as of November in 2009; up 14% from last year. We have enthusiastic cooking classes for both recipient children and adults.  50 % of the households gross under $12,000 per year, and less than 1% have only public assistance as their income. Most are underemployed, and are without childcare and healthcare benefits. 33% are children.
Target demographics: low-income individuals and families
Direct beneficiaries per year: 3500 individuals per month. That includes over 390 low-income seniors and 700 children
Geographic areas served: Carlisle, Mt. Holly Springs, Boiling Springs, Gardners, Plainfield, Middlesex, New Kingstown, and Carlisle Springs
Programs: basic food items, fresh produce, and nutrition education. We also have cooking classes for children and adults.

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

I received help from Project Share or some form of it 1986 until 2005. It has been built on the back of Elaine Livas and all her hard work over the years. The food we received was a far cry in quality and quantity from what they provide now. The breadth and depth of the community involvement with Project Share seems to grow every month. Now they have a permanant home that houses a clothing bank, storage facilities for cost saving and bulk buying, and community connections and support of all kinds. They truly provide Self Help And Recipient Education (SHARE). Now that I have been able to get myself into a more stable lifestyle, I am now a donor and occasional volunteer. Thank you Elaine and Project Share!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

receiving food and support from them. Helping me to support me while I learned to help myself better.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the kindness and caring of the people associated with Project Share.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

mostly the most kind and caring people you could meet. The kind of people that I know make up our wonderful community.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

with Elaine's help, feed the world!!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

Consistently serving and supporting our community. I've volunteered for SHARE, but I'm also a community member who hears the great work of this organization. Once I met a woman on the street who said she had no formula for her baby. I got on my cell phone and called SHARE. She received what she needed for her child before the end of the day. SHARE is more than a food pantry, it is a part of our community that has literally brought people together from all walks of life to express care and support each other. Excellent non-profit.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Their willingness to support individuals that I've referred.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Seeing people smile as they exit the building.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

dedicated. They have a strong awareness of caring for people.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Serve many more people, build it's own building, expand the good work that it does.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

Everyone at Project SHARE is completely committed to its mission. They are all dedicated to helping those in our community through education and resources. I am proud to be a part of such a wonderful organization!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing the recipients' thankful faces and hugs.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

provide them more funds.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

learning more about my community and the wonderful people who live here.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

simply wonderful.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

feed so many people!

Ways to make it better...

I could spend more time.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

long-term fund raising.

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

19 people found this review helpful

Project Share is a faith based organization whose only focus is to feed and clothe those in need. Workers and volunteers wear tennis shoes and show up prepared to work and help their neighbors. Whether you give them four days a week or an hour of your time, you can find something you are able to do and the other volunteers, staff and recipients will appreciate your help.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the variety of people that come in and help.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

wonderful. Many were from local churches, some were boy scouts, some were from local companies volunteering for the day.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Buy its own facility that has an indoor waiting area, more storage, a break room for employees. In bad weather, recipients have to stand outside in the rain/cold, etc because there's no room inside.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-5-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

21 people found this review helpful

Project Share meets a huge need in the Carlisle community providing food and clothing to approximately 1200 families a month. During my volunteer time I see the compassion for the recipients and witness recipients who are truly appreciative of the services this organization provides. Kudos and hats off to Project SHARE.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing the faces of parents who rely on the food to feed their family. Knowing that Project SHARE has continued to grow over the last 25 years and has the support of the entire community.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The relationships that are formed between volunteers and recipients and staff. As Project SHARE gets bigger it still maintains a personal relationship with all constituents.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Everyone that I have met is very committed to the organization and is loving and compassionate.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Change the lives of thousands of adults and children who need better food choices in their lives.

Ways to make it better...

I had more time to volunteer.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Raising funds.

One thing I'd also say is that...

This organization is truly committed to its cause. 97% of all funds raised go to provide food and services to this community. They are truly valued and deserve the communities thanks.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-5-01

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