PharPoint gives back to the community each month through our Working Together for Change campaign. Learn about InterAct of Wake County and S.H.A.R.E. NC, our sponsored non-profits for December.
PharPoint Research makes a conscious effort to give back to our community throughout the year. Through our company-wide outreach campaign, Working Together for Change, we select a local nonprofit organization to raise funds and awareness for each month.
These efforts are especially important during the holiday season, a time for being thankful and giving to those less fortunate. For this reason, PharPoint has selected two charities to support in the month of December – S.H.A.R.E. NC and InterAct of Wake County.
S.H.A.R.E. NC: Serving Children and Their Families in Need
PharPoint’s Wilmington office has selected the S.H.A.R.E. NC Adopt an Angel program for their Christmas fundraising efforts. S.H.A.R.E., which stands for Support, Hope, Assist, Reflect, Empower, is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to assisting children and their families who may find themselves in a time of need. S.H.A.R.E. is located in eastern North Carolina and assists families in Pender, Duplin, New Hanover, Brunswick and Columbus counties. A small volunteer-based program, S.H.A.R.E. operates entirely on donations – including monetary donations and anything from toys to kitchen appliances.
As an effort to positively impact both individual families and the community as a whole, S.H.A.R.E. has multiple programs to reach as many people as possible. Their Share it Forward program accepts donations of gently used home goods throughout the week. Then, those items are matched to requests that are received from human service workers on the behalf of a family in need, to ensure that donations are allocated to where they are needed most.
Similarly, S.H.A.R.E.’s Pay it Forward program allows individuals and families to receive assistance in the hopes that they will reciprocate by giving back to the community. Through an application process, families may receive assistance if they agree to perform a simple act that will carry on the spirit of giving in the community. An example given by S.H.A.R.E.: “An applicant who has a child with epilepsy may volunteer to raise awareness during the month of November – Epilepsy Awareness Month – by distributing fliers in our community.”
S.H.A.R.E. NC’s Adopt an Angel Program
At Christmastime, S.H.A.R.E. organizes a holiday campaign: Adopt an Angel. Through a referral process, S.H.A.R.E. determines families who may need assistance to give their children a good Christmas. Volunteers are able to “adopt” a family and provide donations based on the needs and interests of the children. S.H.A.R.E. also provides the opportunity to deliver donations directly to the family, so that volunteers can see the impact that they have first-hand.
In support of the incredible programs and opportunities that S.H.A.R.E. provides, our PharPoint Research Wilmington office has decided to participate in this year’s Adopt an Angel program.
InterAct of Wake County: Supporting Survivors of Domestic Abuse
PharPoint’s Durham office has selected InterAct of Wake County as December’s sponsored charity.
Supported under United Way, InterAct is a private, nonprofit organization that provides resources and assistance to victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. These resources include donations, 24-hour crisis lines, counseling, mental health services, shelters, and community education and outreach. InterAct’s mission is to provide safety, support, and awareness for all those who have lived or continue to live in abusive environments.
There are multiple opportunities to volunteer for InterAct. Whether as an advocate, project volunteer, counselor, or hospital responder, volunteers are essential for InterAct to provide services to those in need.
InterAct of Wake County’s 2015 Holiday Bazaar
The holidays can be especially stressful for victims of abuse. For those who have worked up the bravery to leave abusive environments and to start anew, the expenses of a new household can be overwhelming at any time of the year. But for mothers with young children, it can be particularly difficult to provide Christmas gifts – or to explain why Santa may not make a visit this year.
For this reason, InterAct of Wake County hosts a Holiday Bazaar, funded entirely by volunteer donations. Donations of new children’s toys, hygiene and beauty products, gift cards, and home supplies are collected at the start of December. These gifts will then be displayed one weekend at the InterAct agency.
This Christmas “store” allows mothers to choose toys and gifts for their children, and children are allowed to “shop” for their mothers as well. InterAct makes sure that holiday spirit abounds by providing a photographer and festive backdrop for family pictures, a gift wrapping station, and more. Volunteers may participate by donating gifts, decorating for the Holiday Bazaar, acting as personal shoppers for the mothers and their children, and cleaning up after the event.
Last year’s Holiday Bazaar served 109 families, including more than 250 children. Because of the Christmas magic that InterAct creates for mothers and children that need a new start, PharPoint Research’s Durham office is proud to support InterAct of Wake County’s Holiday Bazaar.
Working Together for Change: PharPoint Charity Gives Back
PharPoint Research is excited to support S.H.A.R.E. NC and InterAct of Wake County in the month of December. We are proud to give to our community throughout the year, but it is especially important to contribute during the holidays. If you’d like to help us donate, you may do so on S.H.A.R.E. NC’s website or InterAct of Wake County’s website.
Last month, PharPoint Research raised money for Wounded Warrior Project, a charity that works to raise awareness for the needs of injured service members, and to help wounded veterans and service members throughout the country by providing services to improve their quality of life. For more information on Wounded Warrior Project, visit their website here.