Love Share

Breaking the poverty cycle through education

BLOUNTVILLE, TN   |  www.love-share.org

Mission

We're a non-profit organization founded to come alongside children and locally established orphanages to provide support and encouragement through Educational assistance, sponsorships, connections, hygiene needs and basic supplies.

Ruling year info

2016

Founder

Melinda Upchurch

Main address

PO BOX 811

BLOUNTVILLE, TN 37617 USA

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EIN

47-2389485

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (O12)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Currently thousands of children are unable to attend school in many third world countries. Orphans are the most vulnerable and least likely to be able to receive an education because they have no parents to pay for schooling. Love Share believes in breaking the poverty cycle through education. With an education, these children will be able to earn a degree which will help secure a job for them in the future. This lifts them out of poverty and gives them hope for a bright future.

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?

Child sponsorships

Sponsor a meal for the feeding program or send a child to school with an education sponsorship.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

This orphanage houses 151 children ranging in age from 3 years through college. They are in need of Hygiene packs & School supply packs (host a packing party). Other needs include clothing, shoes, underwear, soccer cleats, twin bed sheets, mosquito nets, livestock and school tuition (sponsor a child).

Big projects:

Solar power to reduce electric costs
Terracing the land and garden and installing drainage pipes
Playground
Child sponsorships

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

This orphanage houses 85 children. They are in need of hygiene & school supply packs (host a packing party).

Big Projects:

Child sponsorships

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

his is a church and school that cares for 700+ children. They are in need of hygiene & school supply packs (host a packing party).

Big Projects:

Bricks and morter, roofing
Child sponsorships

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

This is an orphanage that serves babies and special needs children. They are in need of baby packs (host a packing party), infant medications, diapers, bottles and sensory toys for the special needs children.

Big projects:

Solar power to reduce electric costs

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers
Children and youth

The children in Haiti are in need of school supply packs, hygiene packs and infant packs ( host a packing party). Other needed items are chalk, erasers, recreational play items such as jump ropes and soccer balls.

Big Projects:

Child sponsorships

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

This orphanage rescues girls sold into ___ slavery. They are in need of school supply packs & hygiene packs (host a packing party).

Big projects:

Child sponsorships

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

This orphanage serves 40 children. They are in need of Hygiene & school supply packs (host a packing party).

Big projects:

Addition of more rooms
Playground
Child sponsorships

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

A children's home, widow's home and women's empowerment facility.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Women and girls

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of children who have the skills necessary to maintain personal health

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children who have the ability to use eye-hand coordination, strength, and motor control to use age-appropriate tools and utensils effectively

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of students who demonstrate writing ability

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of students showing improvement in test scores

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of students showing interest in topics related to STEM

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children who have a sense of their own feelings and an ability to express empathy for others

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of program participants who receive a secondary school diploma or GED

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children who have the ability to use language for expression and to communicate with others

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children who have emerging literacy skills such as beginning letter recognition and phonological awareness, story comprehension, and use of writing materials.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These are all beginning reading students averaging in age from 4 yrs to 11yrs

Number of students demonstrating responsible behaviors and work habits

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of students who perform at average or above on standardized testing

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of students who demonstrate improved overall literacy

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of students with good social and leadership skills and self-discipline

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of graduates enrolled in higher learning, university, or technical/vocational training

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

The goal for Love hare is to help as many children as possible receive an education, learn to read and obtain the skills necessary to secure a job and break the poverty cycle.

Love Share partners with orphanages and schools to help provide tuition funding for children in need. It is also our goal to help develop schools in areas where overcrowded schools are preventing children from attending. We also provide one on one tutoring, loving relationships, life skills and basic needs to help foster their educational needs.

Love share has representives on site at each location to pay tuition and foster the overall well being of the children we serve.

We currently have 322 children from orphanages in school and 8 children in school that were targeted by the school as children in need of tuition assistance. Because of the cost of tuition, it is our desire to build three schools located near three of the orphanages we serve. These schools would allow the orphans to attend for free and would be open to the community to provide more classrooms for children in need of a school.

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 shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    SMS text surveys, Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Case management notes, Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email,

  • 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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Due to Covid we received feedback that more funds were needed for food because many children had been sent home from school to study independently. They also requested technology to better aid the education of those needing to study away from school. We adjusted accordingly and are working on more technology for them.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders,

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Love Share

Board of directors
as of 12/28/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Lance Godsey


Board co-chair

Angie Owens

Tamie Wells

Brandi Wells

Chuck Williams

Elizabeth Dye

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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/28/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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