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Project SHARE of Carlisle

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Address:

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, nutrition education and links to other community resources to empower people in need within western Cumberland County.

Results:

We have served 12600 households in 2015 as of December 2015; up 14% from last year. We have enthusiastic cooking classes for both recipient children and adult.; 40 % 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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Reviews for Project SHARE of Carlisle

Rating: 5 stars  

I have volunteered at Project Share for over 25 years. It is a respected nonprofit in Carlisle and works well with other nonprofit agencies in town. I have made many friends with the staff and other volunteers at Share. I continue to work at least one morning each week and during distribution week work with a group of volunteers helping with the home delivery program several days. I feel privileged to be able to give back to the community by helping at Project Share

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Project SHARE not only offers food to folks who are food insecure, it also offers reading support, breakfast, and lunch to school children during the summer months. This wonderful organization utilizes the talents of volunteers in extremely creative ways to meet the needs of our diverse Carlisle, Pa community.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Project Share is much more than a food bank! While it DOES deliver great food, both to folks who can come to the Distribution AND to folks who need the food to be brought to them, Project Share is a place where folk come, knowing they will be accepted, encouraged, appreciated, and taught skills that will count - from the "Kids In The Kitchen" workshops to the "PET" project making personal transportation bikes for people overseas. In a tiny town, it's a giant example of what Americans can do to move America toward the dreams we all share for a fair deal for every person. ... As for "role" (below), my wife and I are Volunteers and Donors - and I play piano during Distribution.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Project SHARE has been a big help to me and my family. I like that they not only give you food but they also help in you life. I was a very depressed person and with the help of Project SHARE they help me have a purpose in life and they have empowered me to want to help others that are in the same need as me. They are a Faith based and they brought me to Christ. I thank God everyday for there help and kindness that they have shown me.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

For ten years I have lived in Carlisle, and before that thirty years in nearby Boiling Springs. I have known Project Share since in its inception. Its founder, Ms Livas, is an actual paragon. Project Share is a power for good. It provides direct and significant benefits to people in our Carlisle community.

For me Project Share’s mission is simple and basic: eliminate hunger in our Carlisle community. Uncertain mathematics aside, one numerical figure is well established nationally - twenty percent of our children and seniors endure hunger every day. Think about that for a moment.

Project Share programs not only distribute food, but also provide educational cooking and nutrition classes. I personally want to thank Project Share volunteers for your time and wide-ranging knowledge and experience. It is a sizable commitment. Yet I hope you find the results are far more rewarding than most other volunteer positions. Without your support, Project Share will not thrive and improve.

Fran Nash

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Project SHARE brings compassion, empathy and caring insight to families who find themselves in need on our community. SHARE, it’s dedicated staff and volunteers represent the best of who we want to be.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Project SHARE is an anchor in the Carlisle community. The organization was founded to provide families with food and educational resources, treating every person with dignity and kindness. The organization's good work is a model for securing food sustainably, as well, as volunteers collaborate with local/regional farms to glean fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables for distribution. Residents throughout Carlisle rely on the life-changing and life-affirming services provided by Project SHARE--we are a better and stronger community because of their presence.

 
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1 person 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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1 person 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  

1 person 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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