One of our newest clients, Share Vancouver, just moved into its new building and opened the Share-Fromhold Service Center. Over three years in the making, the once bowling alley is now headquarters of a bustling administrative and volunteer staff and programs that greatly benefit the City of Vancouver.
In honor of this momentous occasion, Share is hosting an open house Friday, March 22, 2013 to officially open the service center to the community. The open house will take place from 1:30 to 4:00 at 2306 NE Andresen Road, Vancouver, WA 98661.
Guests will hear from Share’s Board President Peter Fels, Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt, and Marcia Fromhold, wife of the late Bill Fromhold, after whom the building is named. Complete with a ribbon cutting ceremony, guests will also have the opportunity to take a self-guided tour of the facility.
Share was founded in 1979 with the goal of caring for the homeless and hungry in the greater Vancouver area. Share operates three shelters for the homeless, a transitional housing program, case management, a street outreach program and provides daily meals for the homeless and low-income members of our community. Share also operates a summer meals program for low-income children and a backpack program benefiting 1,500 children at 72 schools that provides food for weekends to children receiving free or reduced-fee lunches. Additionally, Share offers financial programs that incorporate financial education and matched dollars for savings; these programs are designed to assist in the improvement of credit scores and financial management.
If you are looking for ways to support the work of this organization, please consider helping make the Share Fromhold Center debt-free by buying a brick.