Project SHARE provides 17 programs and services that help us meet our mission of improving the lives of Niagara Falls individuals and families in need and further realize our vision of ending the struggle against poverty and empowering those in need.
Each of our programs are essential in meeting the needs of our community and influencing the social determinants of health, the social and economic factors that influence people’s wellbeing.
On average, 350 pounds of emergency food is distributed each hour to families in need at Project SHARE. This amounts to over 800,000 pounds of food each year. You can ease the strain by making a food donation and encouraging others to do so. Participating grocery stores are equipped with red Project SHARE food collection barrels year-round to make donating food as easy as possible. You can also drop food donations at Project SHARE at 4129 Stanley Avenue or at one of our participating food drop-off locations.
Participating food drop-off locations
- Chippawa Foodland
- Food Basics
- Jim’s No Frills
- Commisso’s Fresh Foods
- Sunstrum’s Florist
- Giant Tiger
Most needed Items
Fruits and vegetables – fresh, frozen and canned
Baby food including rice cereal (pablum)
Protein items such as meat, fish, beans, eggs and cheese
Feminine hygiene products
Diapers (especially size 6) and pull-ups
Toiletry items like shampoo, soap, deodorant, toothbrushes and toothpaste
perishable items such as
- fresh fruits
- fresh vegetables
- other dairy products
- frozen foods
We have walk-in refrigerator and freezer space allowing us to accept perishable item.
Kindly check the expiry dates on items you are donating. We follow strict guidelines from the Public Health Department and Food Banks Canada that restrict us from distributing out of date food and damaged packaging. Having to handle and dispose of foods we cannot distribute increases our costs, using funds that could be used to help people accessing our programs.
Charitable tax receipts can be issued when we receive your name, address and original purchase receipts.
Toy & Clothing Donations
Project SHARE accepts donations of new, unwrapped toys and cloths that are then distributed through our Christmas program. We do not accept gently used items. Check out our most needed toy donations this Christmas!
We partner with Goodwill Industries and St. Andrew’s United Church’s Shoulder-2-Shoulder program for gently used clothing donations.
You can make a meaningful contribution to Project SHARE by establishing a legacy gift that will continue to support our organization during your lifetime or beyond?
By giving even a small portion of your estate to charity, you can make a significant impact on a cause you care about, and still support those you love.
Consider an average estate of $845k. You probably want to leave the majority of your estate to your loved ones. But what if you left a small portion of your estate – 5% of it – to Project SHARE? That small percentage translates to a $42,000 donation, a bigger impact than most of us would ever be able to make during our lifetime. Imagine what could be accomplished with a donation that size! See what kind of impact you can make using WillPower’s legacy calculator.
It’s also important to consider that a charitable gift in your Will can go a long way towards reducing the amount of taxes to be levied against your estate after you pass. You can read about some of the tax advantages of giving through your Will here.
The truth is, you could be using your Will to do a lot more. You can take care of your family while making a big difference in helping your Niagara Falls remain healthy, housed and fed.
We all want to help those around us and leave the world a better place. Leaving a charitable gift in a Will is another way to make your mark.
There are many ways to make a planned gift which can be tailored to your personal and financial circumstances. The most common type of planned gift is a charitable bequest in a person’s will. However, more and more Canadians are realizing the benefits of giving through methods such as gifts of publicly traded stocks and mutual funds. Learn more about planned giving at www.willpower.ca.
For more information on leaving gift to Project SHARE, please contact our Fundraising Coordinator by email at email@example.com or by phone at 905-357-5121, ext. 248.