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Our dream for the future includes serving thousands of Chicago-area families each year. In order for Share Our Spare to do that, we need to build a sustainable infrastructure, brand awareness and an even larger network of dedicated supporters.
We aim to raise $100,000 by the end of 2016! A successful campaign will allow us to hire a full time Executive Director and move to a highly-visible retail location.
Help us get there! Donate to our campaign or create your own fundraising team!
How Share Our Spare Addresses the Need: Nearly ½ of all children living in greater Chicago live below the federal poverty level. Sadly, parents are faced with heartbreaking decisions such as reusing diapers and going without food. Chicago offers an unparalleled network of social service agencies to support these families in education and training, job placement, housing and food. However, no organization provides reliable cost-free essentials for the early years like diapers, clothing and gear.
We have a vision that one day, every child in Chicago will have the essentials they need to thrive.
Our mission is to provide Chicago families living in low-income and homeless situations with the essentials they need to thrive. We impact the health of our communities by connecting those with items to share with those in need.
Through meaningful board, volunteer and donor experiences we collect new and gently-used baby and children’s items from individuals and corporations and distribute age-appropriate kits and supplies through a network of social service agencies.