SHARE the Project is a community service group invested in sharing students’ time in acts geared to making a difference in the larger community. Our projects include monthly Midnight Runs, the Thanksgiving Dinner for the Homeless, Empty Bowls, AIDSWalkNY, and Crossing Borders. They provide situations that would not be possible under any other circumstances which is what makes SHARE so unique.
“Never doubt that a small group of citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ~ Margaret Mead
In 1986, HBO presented “Comic Relief”, an all-star presentation that helped raise money for the homeless in this country. I was extremely moved by the selfless effort of so many to not only raise the much-needed funds, but the much-needed awareness of the issues surrounding the growing numbers of the homeless and hungry poor in our country. Within a year of that first broadcast with Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg and Robin Williams, I made it my business to convince the principal of the high school where I taught that we have a responsibility to those who needed our help and friendship. It wasn’t a difficult task; he fully embraced the idea. In 1988, Project SHARE was born.
For over 20 years, Project SHARE has helped guide high school and college students toward a clearer understanding of the social responsibilities required to insure a brighter tomorrow for everyone. By transforming community service into social activism and by changing the idea of service “requirement” to “choice”, we lay the foundation for a culture and a society that is richer in understanding and acceptance of the disenfranchised, the disempowered and the poor.