Project SHARE 2018

August 6, 2018

Results from Project SHARE 2018

Colleagues & Friends,

This year’s event served 816 individuals, which is the largest number of people served in the three years this event has been held!  Thank you for providing services, donating materials, volunteering, or otherwise supporting Project SHARE.   38 community-minded businesses and organizations were present and provided services and goods that helped meet the needs of those in attendance.   We also had over 50 volunteers who gave of their time to help in a variety of ways. Each year, we are humbled by the collaborative effort everyone puts forth to benefit the most vulnerable in our community.

It was exciting to see the impact Project SHARE made, and continues to make due to the sharing of resources and information.  We asked for some feedback from our vendors and have compiled a summary of what was reported. These results will be posted on the SAFE program Facebook page, the Marshall Schools website (, the MVCAA website ( and will be distributed to those who supported this successful event.    

Many thanks to everyone who took part in Project SHARE!! Each one of you played an important role in the planning and implementation of this event.  We want to say a special thank you to our partners and financial supporters:

  • Community Bank of Marshall
  • Wood & Huston Bank
  • Southside Assembly of God
  • First United Methodist Church
  • Wal-Mart
  • Powerhouse Community Development Corporation
  • Missouri Valley Community Action Agency
  • Marshall Public Schools
  • Tyson Foods

Your commitment to serving those in need has truly made a difference!  Many, many thanks from the Project SHARE leadership team!

Lindsey Parton, MPS Cortney Mullins, MVCAA

Jason Varner, MPS Christy Erickson, MVCAA

Craig Thompson, MPS Charles Stephenson, PCDC

Eden DeGonia, MPS

Results for Project SHARE 2018

Results for Project SHARE:  A one-day, one-stop-shop assisted residents of Marshall and neighboring Saline County cities and towns on August 2nd, 2018 at Marshall High School.  Many free services were provided by the 38 nonprofit and service organizations, churches, businesses, and many other caring individuals. Some of the needs met were free haircuts, birth certificates, immunizations, medical & dental services, backpacks & school supplies, sign-ups for needed items, lunch & nutritious snacks, vision screenings, and vouchers for continued services.  816 people were served!

Services provided FREE of charge to guests included (Numbers taken from vendor/participant surveys):

  • 4 individuals were provided urgent dental services by the caring staff of Katy Trail Dental.  

  • 26 Birth Certificates were issued free of charge from the Saline County Health Department

  • Over 100 Immunizations were given by the Saline County Health Department

  • 30 Sports Physicals were completed by Katy Trail Community Health

  • 55 Free Haircuts were given by Cassie Painter, Erica & Desiree from Salon Ego, and Lindsay Glenski.  They donated their time and worked so hard to provide amazing haircuts to anyone interested.

  • 100+ Vision Screenings were provided by Wal-Mart Vision Center.

  • 85 individuals were provided medical screenings by Fitzgibbon Hospital.

  • 83 applications were received for assistance with school clothes by the SAFE program.

  • Over 500 backpacks with school supplies were distributed!

  • 40+ served through Baby Grace & First United Methodist

  • 100+ people were assisted in signing up for Medicaid, SNAP Food stamps, the 340B drug discount program, and dental and medical services through the Health Care Collaborative and the Department of Social Services.

  • Lunch was served to 290 individuals through the Summer Food Program.

  • Countless others received valuable information and signed up for additional services.

A few comments from all of you:

  • "The event was well organized.  The volunteers were just so nice.  Really, everyone was so nice!"

  • "The volunteers were so helpful to allow breaks and bring us water.  It helped to break up a long day."

  • "A big thanks to all of the volunteers who helped out. It was nice to have someone watch our table when we took breaks. A special thanks to 'Mandy" for a kindness she provided at her own expense to make my afternoon much better. And a heartfelt thanks for the meals being provided. This is so far above what would be expected at an event like this. It always makes me feel that my presence at the event is appreciated!"

  • “It was great to see so many from the community come together for the greater good.   It was an honor to be a part of this event.”

  • “I learn about a new resource every year and have made some lasting connections with other agencies through Project SHARE.”

  • “There is so much offered at this event.  Everyone who attends leaves with something – information, resources, connections, backpacks, a new hairdo! ☺ There is something for everyone.”

  • “Sign me up for next year!  I’m in!”

  • “How big it was and all the vendors that showed up was literally amazing!  I never had anything like this growing up so honestly the experience was amazing seeing everyone in the community come together to help families and their children with their needs!”

Thank you, thank you, thank you!  We couldn’t have done it without all of you!