Believing everychild deserves a strong start
Share Our Spare is
Share Our Spare is a community resource of essentials, education and advocacy for families living in poverty and the agencies that serve them. Parents in financial crisis often must prioritize food, rent and other basic needs over diapers, wipes and baby supplies, making impossible decisions for the wellbeing of their family. Service agencies often do not have access to these essentials, digging into their own pockets in order to provide them to the families they serve. We work to help fill these gaps, so that every Chicago area child – from newborn to age 5 – has a healthy, safe start, and every parent the opportunity to provide one.
“Before Share Our Spare, it wasn’t uncommon for me and my team to spend our own money to buy what our patients and their babies need; when you see a need, you can’t turn away from it. Now, we know we can turn to Share Our Spare for immediate needs as well as ongoing ones like diapers. A huge burden is lifted through this partnership for us and our patients.”
Esperanza Torres, Case Manager Team Leader
Erie Family Health Centers