The holidays at Sharing Life may look different due to the COVID pandemic, so we’re going to spread holiday cheer in a brand new way!  Instead of hosting our annual in-person Christmas Faire this year, Sharing Life plans to bless *100 families by helping with not only Christmas food and toy needs, but by providing housing and utility assistance, too! The criteria is a little different, but it will allow us to make a significant impact in the lives of those families we help.  Approved clients are responsible for all charges due between October 1st-December 1st.  *Financial assistance will be determined based upon available funding, subject to geographic and grant restrictions*
In addition, up to 500 children will receive the following items, to be delivered via our drive-thru food pantry December 21 or 22:  A Christmas food box, baking project supplies (cookie sheet, oven mitt, and cookie or brownie mix), wrapping paper, family board game, and toys (through our partnerships with WFAA Santa’s Helpers, the Marine Corps Toys for Tots, and our generous donors).
Christmas registration is full and closed as of 10.19.20.  

To view our Amazon Wish List, please go HERE.  To make a financial donation for the Christmas Faire, please go HERE.
Sharing Life COVID-19 Relief Grants:
Our deepest appreciation goes to the following funders for their generous grants allowing Sharing Life to meet its increased needs during this COVID-10 pandemic. These grants will allow Sharing Life to continue providing nutritious food to thousands of people each week via our drive-thru distribution system. We appreciate the support as we strive to alleviate hunger in Southeast Dallas, Rockwall, and Kaufman Counties. Thank you so much for partnering with Sharing Life during this critical time! We could not do what we do best without the support of such wonderful entities.

AmazingGrace.Life
AMBUCS Mesquite Chapter
Atmos Energy / Robert W. Best Charitable Fund
Bank of America Charitable Fund
BBVA Compass Foundation
Communities Foundation of Texas
Church on the Hill Mesquite
Dallas Foundation
Dallas Mayor's Disaster Relief Fund
 Don & Donna Riggs
Fidelity Charitable
Jean Griswold Foundation
Lake Pointe Church
Liberty Mutual Foundation
Lyda Hill Philanthropies
Mesquite Chamber of Commerce
Mesquite Rotary Club
Mesquite Women’s Club
Modern Woodmen
North Texas Food Bank
Oncor
St. Barbara’s Philoptochos Society
Sunnyvale Chamber of Commerce
The Dallas Morning News Charities
Travis Frederick’s Blocking Out Hunger
TXU Energy
United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, Inc
Veritex Community Bank

COVID-19 UPDATES:
Sharing Life will continue to operate on a drive-thru food distribution model until further notice.
We are able to safely continue to serve thousands of people in need each week through this drive-thru model.
We look forward to serving you, rain or shine!

*FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE:
Clients needing financial assistance with rent, mortgage, or utility bills can email your request and documentation to Beth Byrum (Beth@Sharing.Life) . Please call 972.445.7403, if you have additional questions.

*FINANCIAL DONATIONS:
As we are experiencing unprecedented numbers, we need your support now more than ever. $1=3 meals
To donate now, please visit: http://www.sharinglifeoutreach.org/donate.htm
If you have questions about becoming a donor, please contact Shanna O'Shields (Shanna@Sharing.Life).

*FOOD DONATIONS:
We are in need of the following kid friendly food items: jelly, easy mac, soup, canned pasta, instant oatmeal, granola bars, cheese crackers, peanut butter crackers, fruit cups, etc.

*TOILETRY DONATIONS:  
Toiletry items needed: shampoo, soap (bar or liquid), toothpaste, toothbrushes, diapers, wipes, toilet paper, feminine hygiene products, deodorant, diapers, etc.  
 
*VOLUNTEERS:   Please go HERE to sign up to volunteer.  Contact Gloria@Sharing.Life for more information.

*Parking:  Staff and volunteers are asked to park in the rear of the building facing the open field.
Our drive-thru distribution will require us to keep the rest of parking lot open.

Please watch our social media pages and website for ongoing information. 
Partners of the Year:
CDP-Travis Frederick's Blocking Out Hunger Foundation
School-Mesquite ISD McKinney-Vento Team
Business-KREA
Faith Partner-Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church-St. Barbara's Philoptochos
Volunteer-Kathy Brewer
Opal J. Smith Volunteer-Linda Moss
Staff Member-Gloria Castillo