Share's Holiday Celebration is our biggest event of the year. It begins in October when we start registering each neighbor in need by checking their eligibility. Several volunteers are needed each week to help our neighbors through the registration process. Spanish-speaking volunteers are in particularly high demand. We provide training for all new volunteers before each registration session. Sign up to volunteer through our volunteer application and indicate your interest in "holiday registration."
Each family or individual who registers in time receives gift cards to enable them to choose what is most needed by the family. Many parents use the gift cards to buy their children gifts from "Santa." The gift value distributed to each neighbor is dependent on the donations we receive.
Each November, our neighbors who have registered for the holiday program receive a reusable bag filled with pantry staples and holiday favorites.
Because our neighbors come from diverse ethnic backgrounds, or may have dietary restrictions, Share also distributes a grocery gift card to each family which allows them to shop for their own celebratory foods.
The food and grocery cards for this event come from food drives throughout the community and from private donors.
If you are interested in volunteering to fill boxes, register neighbors, or host a food drive, please see the Get Involved page for more information.