We all know that the holidays can be a stressful time of year. S.H.A.R.E. strives to make this time of year a little easier for those in need by providing food, clothing, toys and other necessities. Here we teach the "Pay It Forward" principle and try to help families understand what the concept means.

Teaching random acts of kindness is a simple way to start; and by giving families concrete examples that cost them nothing monetarily but mean everything emotionally teaches the true meaning of the season. This program not only teaches the recipients/applicants but donors and their children. We have families who "adopt" S.H.A.R.E. angels every year and this has become a holiday tradition to many families locally.

  • Holiday assistance program
  • Referred by teachers, principals, case managers and other community providers.
  • New Hanover, Brunswick, Columbus, Duplin, and Pender County.
  • Reached over 800 families in the past 4 years.

Starting in the 2015 season we will no longer be wrapping or excepting wrapped gifts. Thank you to all our donors for your understanding and cooperation on this change.

To refer a family in need please fill out the 'Tis the Season Referral Form(Clickable Link). Thank you to all the people who make 'Tis the Season possible and to all the human services workers who look out for local families in need.

If you wish to refer a family in need please submit our Tis the Season to S.H.A.R.E. referral form. All applications for this season must be submitted by end of day 11/27/13.

If you would like to help our cause with this program please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or see our contact us page to set up a donation or for further information.