- 2SHARE completed over 150 truck deliveries to 140 client households.
- Single moms represented over 70% of our clients.
- 2SHARE increased truck deliveries by 58% and a had a 56% increase in new clients over 2020.
- In 2021, there was increased need for all facets of our operation, including a 40% increase in bed requirements.
- 2SHARE delivered 153 beds, of which 80 were new (purchased through private donations).
- 2021 saw a significant increase in the number of clients that were coming out of shelter situations with literally nothing.
With your help and support we will continue to serve our community in 2022.
In 2017, a small group of volunteers associated with Wilmington Faiths Against Gun Violence and Church of the Servant, Episcopal started an ad hoc effort to take in furniture donations and deliver to those in need in our community.
Roughly 70% of our clients are single mothers and grandmothers. Our average family size is 5. Over sixty percent of the 1600+ people we have served thus far are children.
As a non-profit, all volunteer, public charity, we work cooperatively with over two dozen local organizations and agencies in New Hanover and neighboring counties. We are a member of the New Hanover County Disaster Coalition.
Client referrals come to us from trusted organizations including; Moms N Mourning, Catholic Charities, Coastal Horizons, Child First, Help Hub, Harrelson Center, Soaring As Eagles, NHCSS, Trillium, The Sister Isaac Center, One Christian Network, First Meal , Good Shepard Center, local faith communities, Community in Schools, and a number of New Hanover County school social workers.
HOW WE ARE SUPPORTED
In 2022, 2SHARE officially became a 501c3 public charity. In addition to financial donations, we receive some level of funding for operating expenses through the generosity of several local faith communities. These currently include: Church of the Servant, Episcopal, St. Paul’s Episcopal, and St. James Parrish. Additionally, over 1000 square feet of our current storage space is donated by St. Peter the Fisherman Church. Financial support from these faith communities allows us to rent trucks, pay for gas as well as other incidentals needed to get furniture to those who need it. We have also received support from local retailers, particularly Mattress Firm and Mattress and Furniture Liquidators.
WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS
Since we began in October 2018 in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, we have made over 420 furniture deliveries and project surpassing 500 by years end. Likewise, we have served over 335 households thus far and will easily surprise 400 this year. The need never seems to end. Rather, it continues to grow as so many in our community struggle everyday to makes ends meet. It is our vision and hope that over time will be able to grow 2SHARE to not only meet the need for furnishings in Greater Wilmington but in neighboring communities and counties as well.
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