Archives for February 2012

Daily Candy Kids: Sharing is Caring!



Share Our Spare™ is featured in today’s Daily Candy Kids!

Daily Candy Kids is THE go-to resource for moms in the know and we are honored to be featured in today’s Chicago edition.

To view the article and read about our latest efforts, please click here.

As always, thank you for sharing!

Celebrating our 20th drive!

Nine months ago we set out to help a young family that was struggling to provide formula, diapers and clothing for their infant daughter. We sent e-mails, made phone calls and drove around to friends houses picking up gently-used items for baby Adeline. The result was nothing short of amazing. By the sheer volume of items we had collected and the overwhelming response from our contacts, we knew that we were onto something and Share Our Spare was born.

Since then, we have organized donation drives in classrooms, at offices and in honor of birthdays. We have formed partnerships with incredible organizations who continue to introduce us to the families we are so lucky to support. Today we are thrilled to announce that we are about to launch our 20th drive! This means together, just by Sharing Our Spare, we will have helped to provide over 30 infants and toddlers with the basic essentials they so desperately need.

But for now, we just want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has helped us achieve this milestone. We are so inspired by your support and we are looking forward to the future and to sharing our spare with many, many more families.

Wishlist #14 – Kimaya

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, one of our newest partner organizations and a Healthy Families Illinois program provider , nominated mother-to-be, Kimaya, as a Share Our Spare recipient.

With only a few days to go until her due date, we worked to quickly pull together all of the items (and then some!) on Kimaya’s wishlist.  Kimaya received all of the baby essentials – everything from diapers and wipes to a stroller and a high chair.  She was absolutely overwhelmed by the generosity of our donors and was so excited to bring home all of her new baby gear.

Kimaya is currently sleeping on her mother’s couch and would not have been able to purchase all of the things her new baby needed on her own.  Your donations came as a huge relief to Kimaya, helping to ease her anxieties about motherhood.  On behalf of Kimaya and the entire Share Our Spare team, thank you for sharing!