We are dedicated to the proposition that the community can make a difference in the lives of others through volunteerism, donation and commitment, and that this can be accomplished without creating an expensive bureaucracy that saps the resources necessary to carry out its vision and achieve its goals.
Did You Know...
91% of all money donated to Sharing and Caring Hands goes to the needs of the poor, only 9 percent goes to management and fund raising.
We provided over 3000 beds to adults and children that would otherwise be sleeping on the floor.
Mary’s Place Transitional Shelter houses over 550 people each night (recent count 435 children, 140 adults in the 92 family apartments) and provided 212,500 people days of shelter last year.
Sharing and Caring Hands serves over 240,000 meals each year (4,615 per week) to people in need.
We gave thousands of showers last year (about 210 each week) to people with no other access to bathing facilities.
We paid for 19,033 people nights of shelter last year for singles men and women at paid for stay homeless shelters and provided 7,175 people days of shelter for families in area hotels.
We give out over 375,000 lbs. of food donation each year to people in need.
We provided eye exams and glasses for 1,585 people last year, 43% of them were children referred to us by schools.
Your generosity allows us to help thousands of individuals and families with emergency needs for rent, utilities, health expenses, food, clothing, shoes, travel expenses, job related costs, and much more.
A Compassionate Response to the Needs of the Poor
Sharing and Caring Hands was established to be a bridge from the caring, concerned community to the people in need of their help. We receive no government or United Way funding and rely solely on donations to do our work. Every year, the donations of goods, services, time, and money by thousands of people allow Sharing and Caring Hands to make a difference in the lives of individuals, families, and children in need.
Sharing and Caring Hands is a certified 501(c)(3) charitable organization – All donations are tax deductible.
Please Join Us! – Help Us Help Others!
2015 Tax Donation Letters for donations totaling $250 or more received between January 1 and December 31, 2015 will be mailed by January 31, 2016
Sharing and Caring Hands is excited to propose a 21,000 square foot three story new addition to Mary’s Place Transitional Apartments. The addition would include 8 family size apartments on the upper two floors and a new teen and children center on the main level. This addition will allow us to house 130 additional people, 100 of them will be children.
The Teen and Childern Center will have more space to accommodate equipment and activities for the increasing number of children at Mary’s Place.