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SHARE the Project, Inc.

It's time to SHARE

aka Project SHARE   |   Easton, CT   |  http://www.sharetheproject.org

Mission

SHARE the Project is a community service group invested in sharing students’ time in acts geared to making a difference in the larger community. Our projects include monthly Midnight Runs, the Thanksgiving Dinner for the Homeless, Empty Bowls, AIDSWalkNY, and Crossing Borders. They provide situations that would not be possible under any other circumstances which is what makes SHARE so unique.

Notes from the nonprofit

"Never doubt that a small group of committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." ~ Dr. Margaret Mead

Ruling year info

2019

Principal Officer

Jeanne Newman

Main address

140 Banks Road

Easton, CT 06612 USA

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EIN

01-0944154

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

Voluntarism Promotion (T40)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our greatest issue has been the impact of COVID-19 on our organization's planned projected, planned and realized projects. Because our stakeholders - both those who volunteer and administer as well as those individuals and groups we serve - are at various degrees of risk, we must find safe ways to continue our work in service to the communities as well as engaging our volunteers in remote projects.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Annual Thanksgiving Dinner for the Homeless

The dinner, which will be 31 years old November 24th, 2020, was a chance to deepen the relationships students made with the homeless and their community of metro NYC.

Population(s) Served
Adults

On a monthly basis, for the past 34 years, SHARE the Project volunteers travel to NYC to distribute food, blankets, clothing and toiletry items to the homeless and hungry poor individuals. In doing so, the volunteers strive to build relationships with those they serve.

Population(s) Served

This is a student exchange program that brings seemingly dissimilar high school students from differing socio-economic backgrounds together in a program of activities, that ultimately proves all students are much the same with very similar stresses and very similar joys which, given the right situation, brings them together.

Population(s) Served

An annual program that collects clean, gently used prom dresses, men's suits, shoes, shirts and accessories for students in Westchester County to chose from, whose family economics affect their ability to attend their Senior proms.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Awards

Honorary Award 1998

Naomi House Women's Shelter

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our short and long range goals are to provide our students with projects that do more than just serve the community, but projects whose end goals satisfy the volunteer and the recipient alike.

At the end of March 2020, when it was clear that the coronavirus was a global pandemic, we at SHARE started to adapt to the seriously changing needs of all our stakeholders. In very little time, it was clear that PPE would soon become a part of our new lexicon and items such as gowns, face masks, latex gloves all became scarce. When restaurants were shut down, we received phones from people who knew people who knew our organization and we helped find freezer and refrigerator space in needy areas such as Southwest Yonkers, New York, safely placing over half a ton of frozen prepared meals in shelters and low income neighborhoods. It took under two hours to do this. It was the first step toward creating volunteer opportunities that directly addressed many of the elements of the pandemic that could have been very problematic. When face masks became scarce, we sewed them and brought in volunteers to help. Fabric and elastic and filter material became difficult to obtain. We created a pipeline of vendor donors that helped provide face masks as they were being manufactured. After 5 weeks, SHARE distributed over 30,000 facemasks to communities across the country that were forgotten, impoverished, and desperate, concentrating on the urban and rural poor, as well as Native American reservations where COVID hit hard.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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SHARE the Project, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 09/12/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Jeremy Newman


Board co-chair

Robert Wyatt

SHARE the Project, Inc.

Term: 2020 - 2025

Jeanne Newman

Jeremy Newman

Robert Wyatt

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes