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 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.

  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.


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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

Neals C. Nichols Foundation, Inc

The Dominion Guild

TEGNA Foundation

Woman's Club of McLean

Greater Washington Community Foundation

The Harvey S. Lowe, Jr. Foundation

New Dominions Women's Club

The Artisans

McLean Winterfest

The Rotary Club of McLean

Potomac Hills Womens Club

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

Vinson Hall Chapel Fund

Giant Foods


Remembering Vic Kimm

On November 19, 2021, Share lost a longtime and tireless champion of Share's mission to help our neighbors in need.  

His obituary describes his many professional accomplishments but we remember him for his energetic commitment to Share's programs, especially our furniture program.   To get a sense of his impact, please read Randy Glantz's moving tribute to Vic and his work with Share.  

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