Share Overview

Share, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation providing emergency assistance since 1969 to the less fortunate in McLean and Pimmit Hills, and nearby areas of Northern Virginia.  Our programs include family emergency financial assistance; distribution of food, used clothing; recycled furniture; and transportation services for seniors.  We also provide clients with grocery gift cards and gifts during the holidays, refurbished computers, and school supplies.  Virtually 100% of donations go to the direct benefit of our clients because we are an all-volunteer organization.Food Pantry and Clothing Rooms are open every Wednesday and Saturday from 9:30am-12:00 noon (except Saturdays before federal holidays) in donated space at the McLean Baptist Church, 1367 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean, VA 22101.  Please help us by organizing a Food Drive.  Click here to learn what items we need or how to hold a food or clothing and linen drive.  Last year Share programs provided over 900 bags of groceries and 280 bags of used clothing and linens per month.

Are you in need of Share’s help?
Clients who need assistance with food, clothing, linens, furniture or emergency funding should contact Fairfax County Coordinated Services at (703) 222-0880 or contact Share directly at (703) 229-1414 if they reside in zip codes 22101, 22102, 22066, or 22043.

Please Donate to Share
See the donate funds and donate items pages to help us meet the needs of our neighbors.  Share accepts donations of food, clothing, gift cards, grocery cards, furniture and computers throughout the year.

Furniture Program– Share provides furniture free of charge to individuals and families struggling to furnish their homes as a result of poverty or significant life challenges.  Last year Share delivered used furniture (gently-used beds, couches, chairs and tables) to over 270 families comprised of over 700 household members.  Please donate your used furniture in good condition.

Family Assistance Program– Trained volunteers work with Fairfax County social workers to provide emergency financial aid to clients to avoid eviction, utility shutoff and to pay medical bills.  During FY2014 Share responded to 1,200 calls to provide assistance to 815 families with 2,320 household members.  Volunteer to work as a family assistance coordinator or donate funds.

Transportation Program – In January 2014, Share joined with the Shepherd’s Center of McLean, Arlington, and Falls Church (SCMAFC) to continue providing transportation for medical appointments and certain other purposes.  Anyone living in the three communities served by SCMAFC is eligible for transportation assistance. To request a ride for a medical appointment, call 703-506-2199.  If you are a new client, an SCMAFC volunteer will arrange to visit you to obtain additional information and explain the procedures.

Special events

  • Share provided gift cards and holiday presents to over 230 needy families, including 650 household members.
  • Backpacks of school supplies were provided to 166 students
  • Refurbished computers were provided to over 30 clients during FY2014.

History of Share Now Available
Thanks to Jan Auerbach for having researched, conducted interviews and written a complete of history of Share, since its inception in 1969. Click here to read this document.

Share's Furniture Program is in major need of drivers and helpers. Please visit the Furniture Program page if you are interested in volunteering for the Furniture Program. The Food Pantry is in major need of supplies! Please visit the Food Pantry page and check Facebook to see how you can help the Food Pantry. Thank you for supporting Share!