My 30 year history with S.H.A.R.E. has taught me much about the power and might of this small, volunteer driven Canadian charity.
Their story is one of delivering meaningful resources to people in Cambodia, Haiti and Central and South America who otherwise could not help drag themselves out of poverty.
More accurately, to be sure, is the S.H.A.R.E. habit of asking questions and listening to those who are in need, with an eye to providing a Hand Up not a hand out. The model for S.H.A.R.E. is paramount to the old adage that it is ‘always best to teach a person to fish, not just hand them another fish.’
However, many of the beneficiaries of S.H.A.R.E.’s work already know how to fish, they just need a fishing pole and a vessel to get to where the fish are.
As an example S.H.A.R.E. provides water pumps to subsistence farmers that helps to triple their productivity on the land.
They provide stoves that are efficient and properly ventilated to reduce the need to search for fuel and improve the health of an entire family.
S.H.A.R.E. teaches skills that are transferable to others and often are used to help make goods that generate cash to put food on the table and a roof overhead.
These are merely a few examples of the kind of work that has made S.H.A.R.E. famous. The story of their work runs much deeper, of course and you can learn about it by signing up for our newsletter and exploring our website at www.shareagfoundation.org
Finally, your donation to S.H.A.R.E. provides extraordinary value to every donor as 100% of the benefits of your gift are delivered directly to the people in need.
I am very pleased to both support S.H.A.R.E. Agriculture Foundation, the volunteers who keep the wheels turning and to serve as the Honorary Patron.
Sincerely, Mark Cullen
1. Mark enjoying time in one of his many gardens.
2. Mark and his son Ben who supports S.H.A.R.E. by donating 1% of the profits from his company sales of beans.
2 and 3. Show Mark actively involved in one of the monitoring trips S.H.A.R.E. does throughout the year.
5. Another of Mark enjoying his beautiful garden.