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Pack The Pantry Food Drive Is Saturday – Brevard NC

This coming Saturday the Pisgah Forest Rotary, WSQL and Transylvania Times are sounding the call for everyone to help Pack The Pantry for Sharing House. Volunteers will be on hand at many of the...

 
 By Bill Harrah    Lifestyles    July 6, 2015

Getting Around Town Is Not Always Easy

The county's Department of Transportation provides van services to seniors, disabled, young children and the general public. The ride service has been ramping up over the past few years, and now provides thousands of rides every year, but it is not...

 

Sharing House Rocks Along Day By Day

A typical week at Sharing House reveals an operation that runs like a Swiss watch. We talked to about 125 families every week last year. That would be 6,900 families assisted during the year, a 57 per...

 

Sometimes You Just 'Doh!'

When I think of the causes I have supported over the years, Reading Is FUNdamental was aces in my book. Once a year it gave inner-city school kids the chance to choose a book for their very own, with a “this book belongs to” stamp inside the fron...

 

This Is Sharing House's Busiest Season – Brevard NC

This is our busiest time. In addition to the normal food, clothing and a little help keeping the heat on for Transylvanians in poverty, we also have the Thanksgiving Pack The Pantry food drive at the...

 

Sharing House Diary A New Client Every Day

Actually, it's more than that. Sharing House has received 38 new clients every month so far this year. While we are happy to welcome each and every one, we wish there wasn't so much need in...

 

Supplies Needed As School Bells Begin To Ring – Brevard NC

The Great Recession and its laboring recovery have been bad news for most Americans, but some people have suffered more than others. Around these parts we call them "children." North Carolina and a handful of other Southern states saw the biggest...

 

Diners' Raffle Is A Needed Shot In The Arm – Brevard NC

Every year about this time, Sharing House launches its summer fund-raiser, Diners' Extravaganza, where five lucky people will win a gift certificate to one of the area's top restaurants. The big...

 
 By Bill Harrah    Lifestyles    May 19, 2014

Now Is Time For A 'Warm Up' Food Drive – Brevard NC

It's one thing to point out that every fifth home has a hungry family. It's quite another to tell the stories that are hidden within those numbers. Take for instance an older woman who came to us rece...

 
 By Bill Harrah    Lifestyles    May 15, 2014

With A Little Help, Tiffany Is On Her Way

Our volunteer interviewers hear all kinds of personal stories. They demonstrate that life in poverty isn't good, but every now and then something happens to lift our spirits and provide another...

 

Sharing House Needs Are Varied, Constant – Brevard NC

Every Monday The Transylvania Times publishes our weekly “needs” box. It lists the various items that we require to meet our clients’ needs and it announces food drives and fundraising events as well as special requests for unusual items or...

 

'Transylvania Rocks,' Says Pantry Manager – Brevard NC

It was an "all hands" affair Saturday at local grocery stores and the courthouse gazebo, as Pisgah Forest Rotary, WSQL and Sharing House teamed up again to Pack The Pantry. Rotarians' families and...

 

It's Time To Pack The Pantry This Saturday – Brevard NC

The national median wage is $27,519. Half of all Americans earn less, half earn more, says the Social Security Administration, which figures one out of every six Americans lives in poverty. In 2012 Sharing House served 3,705 persons who represented...

 

Charitable Giving Is Tax Deductible

Tax time has many of us thinking about deductions, and perhaps wishing we had taken all those clothes, furniture and other cast-offs to the resale shop before year-end. Sigh! Go ahead. Take them now. Your stuff is worth something, and Transylvania...

 

Sharing House Views ‘Perfect Storm’ In 2013

Sharply lower donations, continued gloom for new jobs and expected cuts in funding for food stamps and Medicaid are coming together to form a “perfect storm” that threatens to devastate Sharing House’s aid to needy Transylvan-ians in 2013....

 
 By Bill Harrah    News    August 16, 2012

Sharing House, DSS Form Energy Alliance – Transylvania County NC

We are very proud that the Department of Social Services is entrusting us with its emergency heating and cooling assistance programs. From here on Sharing House will be where needy families go for help dealing with the weather. The Crisis...

 
 By Bill Harrah    News    June 25, 2012

Graham Ganner’s Tales From The Front

TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY, N.C. Our Client Services Manager, Graham Ganner, keeps a journal with vignettes of what he hears from clients. See what he has to say about their situations and how Sharing House...

 

Sharing House Diary Remarkable People

The folks you meet in nonprofits are really something. They come from all walks of life, but they all have one thing in common: they care. At Sharing House we have around 150 volunteers who give...

 

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