Our Volunteers in Action
SHARE has many generous donors and supporters in the McLean area. On this page, we want to highlight some of the special projects that groups and organizations have sponsored to help our neighbors in need. Please visit our Facebook page for many more examples of our community volunteers in action: https://www.facebook.com/ShareOfMclean
Please know that our recipients are very grateful for the kindness they are shown by our community.
Back to School Supplies Distributed
The distribution of Back-to-School supplies ended on Saturday, August 19, 2023 just in time for school to start on Monday. The last day was also festive with our long-term partners from the McLean Baptist Church providing food, music, and information about Free English classes and “Read me a Story” educational videos.
Thanks to all the volunteers who helped with planning, organizing, registering, and distributing supplies for this year’s BTS event.
More than "A Simple Gesture"
Thank you, Temple Rodef Shalom members Marsha and Sandy, who started A Simple Gesture, a bi-monthly neighborhood collection program of non-perishable food and toiletries from 100+ local families. So far this year, A Simple Gesture has donated over 6,400 pounds of food to Share!
A special shout-out to A Simple Gesture’s assistant, Noah, who always helps collect, deliver, and organize the donations.
Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive
Many thanks to our local (22101) National Association of Letter Carriers for its annual Stamp Out Hunger drive on May 13, 2023. Over 80 bags of food were collected. We appreciate your hard work and dedication to stamping out hunger in our community!
Langley Students Dance for Share
Each year, the Langley High School Leadership Club and Student Government Association (SGA) select several charities for their donations. This year, the class unanimously voted to dedicate all the proceeds from a winter dance to Share. Share volunteers were surprised and delighted when we received their very generous donation.
Special thanks to Sandra Hamilton, Kiersten Conrad, Peyton Walcott and Brady Quinn for their efforts.
Power Packs for Kids
Thanks to Debra Brosius and Integrated Psychology Associates of McLean for their generous donation of Power Packs! Many local children have little to eat between their Friday lunch and Monday breakfast meals provided at school. Power Packs help ensure that kids don’t go hungry on weekends. We gave Power Packs to students during our August 2023 Back-to-School distribution period. Thanks for making a difference!
Feminine Products Drive
Share would like to thank Amelia Egan and the Girls’ Leadership Committee at McLean High School for hosting a feminine hygiene product drive recently. We are always in need of these supplies and your generous donation was much appreciated.
Spring Gift Bags Provide a Nice Surprise
We are grateful to our new partners at Christ Central Tysons for distributing generous toiletry gift bags for clients on Saturday, April 1, 2023. The gift bags included shampoo, body wash, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, and shaving supplies. Also included were sandwiches, fruit, and pastries from Panera.
A special thanks to Theresa Nam and Euna Kang for organizing the project.