Update on Gan Shalom School Partnership — Wishlist #4 – Wishlist #7

We are so grateful for each and every family at Gan Shalom that ‘shared their spare’ to help our four October families. Together, we collected an incredible number of items to share, including 2000+ wipes, 1000+ diapers, 300+ clothing items, 80+ books, 30+ blankets and much, much more!

We are so excited that our first school partnership has been such a huge success.  We can’t wait to roll out collection drives in other classrooms over the next few months!

Overflowing Bins at Gan Shalom!

With ten days left in our first ever classroom-based drive, we were thrilled to find the collection bins at Gan Shalom OVERFLOWING with much needed items for four local families in need.

We are impressed at the number of diapers, outgrown infant and toddler clothing, toys and books that have already been donated by the preschool’s students and families. Thank you to everyone who has “shared” with us so far!





Announcing Our First School Partnership!

Share Our Spare has teamed up with Gan Shalom Preschool to launch four classroom-based donation drives.  During the month of October, students and families from each classroom will have the opportunity to “share” their spare toys, books and outgrown infant and toddler clothing with a local family in need.

Share Our Spare will supply each classroom with the story and photos of a family in need, as well as a list of the specific items that the family seeks for its children.  We will work closely with the school’s teachers, students and families to collect as much as possible for each family.  At the end of the drive, we will deliver the items to the family, making sure to capture their joy and appreciation through pictures and testimonials to be shared with the students.  We cannot think of a better way to teach the importance of giving and reinforce the impact we can have by sharing.

We are very excited about this partnership and hope it is the first of many opportunities for classroom philanthropy.  A big thank you to Gan Shalom for supporting Share Our Spare!