CHAVA CANNON - Founder and Executive Director
The SHARE Network was originally founded in 1999 and went online on February 7th, 2000. Our main goal and mission is to provide an alternative means for obtaining services and equipment for those with special healthcare needs.
PURPOSE - To enable families and friends of persons with special needs to acquire services or equipment without financial restriction. This includes respite, transportation, home help, personal care, equipment and/or any other service an individual may need. Providing education. To allow those who want to make a difference and volunteer their time and skill, services, or equipment, to have an avenue to do so. To provide a means for exchanging equipment or services. To provide a free advertising of low cost or free services and equipment, or services and equipment available for exchange.
GOAL - All those who "need" should be free from a sense of imposing on one another and not be afraid to ask for help. All those who have extra, will "SHARE" what they have. This is our goal. We want everyone who needs services or equipment to have an alternative place to go.
HOW DOES IT WORK? - If you need Transportation, Services, Respite, Equipment, etc., check out our AVAILABLE site and see if the services or equipment you are looking for are listed. If not, enter our NEED site and fill out the form indicating your need. We will post the information on our web site for others to see. THERE IS NO CHARGE. Do not leave any information that you do not want others to see. An e-mail address for contact should be sufficient, but if you don't have one, please leave a telephone number including your area code. General information regarding your need(s) is required. When someone contacts you regarding your request, you can then decide whether or not to give out more information.
If you are AVAILABLE to help someone in need, by providing services such as transportation, respite (to help a family get a break from the day to day struggle with a special needs child), or even a grocery store run, or to make dinner for a family who has a loved one in the hospital, please enter the AVAILABLE site and fill out the form indicating what you would be available for or willing to do. THERE IS NO CHARGE. We ask that these services be done for free, low cost, or in exchange for other services or equipment between individuals. Of course the arrangements you make with the other individual is between you and the other person, we just ask that you keep in mind that the whole concept behind the SHARE Network is to help where help is needed. Be fair and treat others like you would want to be treated.
Equipment sales or exchanges can be posted on either the NEED site for equipment needed, or the AVAILABLE site for equipment you have that you are willing to sell, exchange or donate.
Go to the NEED page to see what others need, and to include your needs on our site.
Go to the AVAILABLE page to see what is available and to include what you can do, or what you have for sale, to exchange, or to donate.
Go to the CANCEL LISTING page to cancel your listing with us.
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