The Share and Care Foundation™, born 1982 in New Jersey, is the brainchild of a small group of Indian-Americans. Share and Care began with a very simple idea: Convert what is considered "waste" in the Western world into much needed help in the East.
The idea became a reality when good quality used clothes and equipment—considered obsolete in the West but a huge leap forward in remote areas of the East—were soon being included in shipments. These supplies dramatically improved the quality of care in charitable hospitals.
From its infancy, we realized the benefits of volunteerism. Share and Care volunteers see ourselves as catalysts, promoting low-cost, high-return programs at the grass-roots level, which have grown exponentially in last several years.
Share and Care has been successful and instrumental in rebuilding lives in the rural communities of India where the government or the big nonprofits had little success. Our collaborative attitude and deep understanding of the rural issues helped overcome many challenges.
Our success can be attributed to millions of volunteer hours, passionate donors and the singular vision of Share and Care to improve the standard of living in rural India.
Share and Care volunteers sent 2,000 lbs. of donated used clothing to India; first fundraising program raised $15,000.
The gas leak in Bhopal occurs in the fall. Relief efforts are extraordinary--including Share and Care's first comprehensive crisis response.
Share and Care helps bring this lifesaving action to several Indian villages.
Share and Care makes mass appeal to patrons in an early initiative to provide educational opportunities to India's disadvantaged youth.
The province experiences a significant drought, Share and Care is there with supplies.
Share and Care adopts four rural villages and integrates support in health, education and welfare for these remote sites.
Established under the Share and Care auspices.Jhagadia healthcare learning center
The learning center provides a student new resource for acquiring basic knowledge about effective patient care.
Share and Care establishes partnership with the Maharastra Foundation.Anjali Hospital
Share and Care builds its first 30-bed hospital in Ranasan.
Share and Care supports an English-language learning program for new U.S. immigrants from India."Experiment in Self-Help"
Share and Care establishes "experiment in self-help" in West Bengal.
Share and Care facilitates the Dharamshila Cancer Foundation's installation of a new cancer treatment unit in New Delhi.Maharastra Earthquake
Measuring 6.4, the Latur earthquake was the largest to be felt in India since its independence. Share and Care volunteers provide immediate relief with distribution of food and medicine.
Share and Care establishes the traveling "School on Wheels," and donates it to the Sister Nivedita School in Rajkot.
Share and Care provides medical ambulance to Rajasthan organization.
Share and Care's India scholarship program gets its first medical student.
Share and Care sends 106 kidney hemodialysis machines to India.
A Western India cyclone touches down for the second time in just two years, with resulting 25-foot tidal waves for the town of Kutch. Share and Care quickly responds with blankets, food and clothing.
The Alcatel-Lucent Foundation (formerly Lucent Technologies Foundation) provides grant for far-reach youth development projects.
Grant to institute Mother and Child Care Centre project at the Dr. M.L. Dhawale Memorial Trust in Delhi.
Share and Care, acting on behalf of concerned donors, sends over $5,000,000 to the survivors of a 7.9 earthquake that hit Gujarat on January 26.
An internship program is established at Yale University for students to volunteer their services to Share and Care's non-governmental organization affiliates in India.
A $239,000 grant is provided to build a fully equipped cardiac care unit in Cambay, Gujarat.
Share and Care contributes toward shelter, sustenance, and restoring livelihoods and hope, to 3,000,000 in Southern India and Sri Lanka.
Share and Care provides U.S. humanitarian donations following this disaster that inspired remarkable support among supporters.
Share and Care focuses on long-term change for the future of women and youth in India, and defines banner initiatives going forward.
Celebration reinforces Share and Care's commitment to the support and education of women and children in India, and as keys to improving the future of the country.
Share and Care Foundation steps up support for those affected by record monsoon rains across northern India.