What is Share?
Athough we are not religiously affiliated, Share was organized in 1969 by a coalition of local faith communities to help meet the emergency needs of our neighbors in McLean and the nearby areas of Northern Virginia.
We are an all-volunteer organization with no paid staff, no office, and no paid fundraisers, therefore, nearly all donations directly benefit our neighbors in need.
Share Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. To see our IRS Form 990 annual financial reports, click here.
We are supported by generous donations from local religious congregations, community organizations and individuals. Our food and clothing room is housed is space donated by the McLean Baptist Church.
It currently takes more than 1000 volunteer hours per month to run our programs, so we are always recruiting new volunteers.
To read more about the history of our organization, click here.
The Neighbors We Serve
Our neighbors in need are economically distressed families and individuals, seniors living on limited pensions (often facing medical issues), impoverished immigrants, and victims of spousal abuse, as well as the homeless.
The neighbors we serve are referred to us from participating faith communities, county social services, and a number of non-profit groups serving special need groups (such as victims of spousal abuse or the formerly homeless).
Before being granted services, these neighbors are screened to ensure they fall within our service area and have an appropriate level of need.
We serve the working poor, disabled persons, the homeless, recent immigrants and the elderly as well as those facing a crisis such as illness, job loss or other family emergency.
Last year, we provided services to about 1,500 families including 4,000 household members, most of whom are children.
We are proud that 2019 marked the 50th anniversary of SHARE. We would like to acknowledge some of the faith and community groups which have so generously supported SHARE over the years:
Charles Wesley United Methodist Church
Christian Science Church, McLean
Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Redeemer
First Baptist Church Chesterbrook
Great Falls United Methodist Church
Immanuel Presbyterian Church
Lewinsville Presbyterian Church
Lutheran Church of the Redeemer
McLean Baptist Church
McLean Presbyterian Church
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church
St. Francis Episcopal Church
St. John the Beloved Catholic Church
St. John's Episcopal Church
St. Luke Catholic Church
Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church
St. Thomas Episcopal Church
Temple Rodef Shalom
Neals C. Nichols Foundation, Inc
The Dominion Guild
Woman's Club of McLean
Greater Washington Community Foundation
The Harvey S. Lowe, Jr. Foundation
New Dominions Women's Club
The Rotary Club of McLean
Potomac Hills Womens Club
Vinson Hall Chapel Fund