The week before Thanksgiving, we held the sixth-annual SHAREfair, a week-long celebration of philanthropy and not-for-profit enterprises in our community.
During this event, we collected:
131 canned goods for the Elk Grove Food Bank; 2 bags of toiletries and 13 boxes of cereal for Wellspring Women’s Center; ½ bag of hard candy for My Sister’s House; 1 shopping bag of hats, gloves, and scarves for the Black United Fund of Sacramento; 4 bags of baby clothes, six packs of diapers, wipes, a doll house filled with Barbies, a stroller, and a crib for Chicks in Crisis; 10 bags of clothes and shoes, a vacuum, nearly twenty old computers, a scanner, three printers, miscellaneous cords, ten boxes of books, (potentially a boat!) and more for the Salvation Army; 70 items of Thanksgiving food, 5 basters, 5 roasting pans, and a cutting board for the Junior League; 272 books + fifteen boxes of books for the Friends of the Sacramento Public Library; 32 toys for the Marine Corps League, Elk Grove Dispatch 1238; and 139 cans of cat food, 3 bags of dry food, a bag of cat toys, 2 litter boxes, 3 bags of litter, and two small blankets for Happy Tails and the Front Street Animal Shelter.
The sixth year was no less inspiring than the first five.
You can have everything in life that you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want. —Zig Ziglar
In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.
—Henry Ward Beecher
The results of philanthropy are always beyond calculation. —Miriam Beard