Throughout the month of January, DynCorp International team members in McLean, Va., are holding a clothing drive to benefit Share of McLean’s Clothing and Linen Program. DI team members are donating seasonal clothing, shoes and household linens that will be provided to local citizens in need, free of charge.
Share of McLean Clothing and Linen Program
The Share Clothing and Linen program, co-located with the Share food pantry, accepts much needed donations of clothing and linens, and distributes more than 200 bags of clothing and linens per month. Clothing needs includes seasonal clothing that are gently used, clean and serviceable, new donations of t-shirts and underwear, pre-teen and teenager clothing, and winter coats, gloves and hats. Linen needs include bed sheets, pillow cases, blankets, bedspreads, comforters, mattress covers, new pillows, towels, table cloths, curtains and crib sheets.
Share Inc. is a non-profit organization established in 1969 by a coalition of local faith communities to help meet the emergency needs of the less fortunate in McLean, Va., and the nearby areas of Northern Virginia.
Share is an all-volunteer organization with no paid staff, no office, and no paid fundraisers- therefore virtually all donations get passed along directly to clients. In 2013, Share provided services to more than 2,500 families, serving more than 7,500 people, most of which are children.
Share clients include economically distressed families and individuals, seniors living on limited pensions (often facing medical issues), impoverished immigrants, and victims of spousal abuse as well as recently homeless citizens.
Share also provides family assistance programs in cooperation with Fairfax County, a furniture program that donates used furniture to needy families, a program to transport seniors to medical appointments, a school supply program for school children in the fall, holiday programs, and donates refurbished computers and printers to needy families in the community.