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Project Share

Published Jan 18, 2013 in Business & Management
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Project SHARE Informative Presentation

About Project SHARE
A multi-service organization committed to helping people who live on a low income in Niagara Falls
Programs are designed to create positive, proactive alternatives to allow people to help themselves and their families with dignity in times of crisis

About Project SHARE Cont.
Project SHARE was developed as a non-profit charitable organization in response to an increased demand for emergency services
Residents of Niagara Falls are eligible who are living on or below the poverty line as stipulated by Statistics Canada

Low income levels (gross) as defined by Stats Canada:
Family of 1 $21,666
Family of 2 $26, 972
Family of 3 $44,159
Family of 4 $40,259
Family of 5 $45,662
Family of 6 $51,498
7 or more $57,336

On-Site Partnerships
Regional Niagara Sexual Assault
Revenue Canada Taxation
Niagara North Community Legal Assistance
Regional Niagara Public Health Bus
Credit Counseling of Regional Niagara

Our Programs
Emergency Food Bank
Utility Subsidy Program
Transportation and Prescription Assistance
Community Garden
Christmas Program

Emergency Food Bank

Families can ask for food on a monthly basis and are able to visit the food room weekly for items that have a short shelf life
The four food groups are represented within the food room for the 70 to 100 families that visit on a daily basis

Utility Subsidy Program
Assists Niagara Falls residents who are in threat of having their utilities disconnected
Our staff works with utility companies to seek payment solutions
Other areas of help include hydro or water deposits and referrals to partner agencies

Transportation and Prescription Assistance
Provides transportation to out of town emergency appointments such as medical procedures
Niagara Transit offers a free shuttle service to bring families to Project SHARE
Funding is also available to assist with emergency prescriptions once a year


This program is solely funded through Canadian Tire Financial and helps children aged 4 to 18 play organized sports and recreational activities
Families may also receive help in purchasing needed equipment by speaking to our staff

Community Garden

Forty 5ft. X 10ft. plots were built for families to grow their own organic herbs and vegetables
Niagara Horticultural Society members donate their time and experience to mentor gardeners on growing healthy, organic foods

Community Garden Cont.

Volunteers also tend larger plots that grow food for the Emergency Food Bank
Four workshops are offered throughout the season to educate gardeners on Square Food Gardening, Companion Gardening and how to preserve their harvest

Christmas Program

Provides families with a holiday dinner and toys for Christmas through two types of donations:
Sponsoring a family by purchasing food and toys and delivering your donation to the family
Monetary donations which are directed to support families with food and toys

Current Need
Number of people helped through our programs increased 132% between 2000-2010
Between 2004-2011 the amount of food given to local families increased by 44%
In 2011 we distributed 660,835lbs of food, representing a value of $1,652,088

Current Need Cont.
In January and February of 2012 Project SHARE served over 6,300 people, which was an 11% increase over 2011
Over 122,800 lbs of food was also given out, representing an annual increase of 13%

Helping Project SHARE
Host a food drive or 3rd party event
Ask for donations to Project SHARE in lieu of gifts for special occasions
Participate in a Project SHARE fundraising event
Make a monetary or food donation

Most Needed Food Donations
Peanut Butter
Baby food & formula
Canned, fresh or frozen fruit and vegetables

Now accepting fresh and frozen produce as well as meat

Upcoming Events
City Wide Food Drive
Saturday April 7
10th Annual Niagara Falls Review SHARE Grand Prix
Saturday May 12
Women Who Care for Project SHARE
Friday June 8 - Tuesday June 12

City Wide Food Drive

Donation bags are distributed to households in Niagara Falls for non-perishable food items
Volunteers are available to pick up filled donation bags
Pre-filled donation bags can also be purchased from select grocery stores and dropped off to Project SHARE

Niagara Falls Review SHARE Grand Prix

Pledges to support Project SHARE are collected by teams
Prizes are awarded for the team who collects the most pledges and for the best racers
The event includes; complimentary t-shirts, mini-putt and a barbeque

Women Who Care for Project SHARE

Consists of 12 women who will sleep in a tent for 4 nights to raise donations for Project SHARE
Family oriented activities are planned for each day
The event addresses the increased demand Project SHARE continues to experience in 2012

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