Since 2014, Share Your Love has been providing support and relief to those who need it the most in Governador Valadares, Brazil. From our humble beginnings in Boston, Massachusetts, we’ve grown to a multinational organization that operates in the US and Brazil. We have expanded our services and resources to include weekly workshops for parents and youth, assistance for the children with special needs, monthly basket of food supplies. We strive to make the biggest impact we can with the resources we have available.
2014: A new beginning. Share Your Love found its origins in Boston when a group of local women banded together in the spirit of giving back. Originally, the purpose of Share Your Love was to collect clothing and other basic needs donations to give to families in need in Brazil.
2015-2016: Growth and expansion. Inspired by the success of the clothing drives and fundraising support the group had seen in the first year, the founders of Share Your Love realized that with a concerted focus toward organization and development of educational services and curriculum, Share Your Love could have a significant impact that would last for generations.
We expanded our focus to developing educational resources and support in addition to gathering and distributing supplies with a renewed focus on educational support. We turned our eye to those who live in Brazil, and to Brazilian families living in Massachusetts who lacked the resources needed to flourish as a direct result of the language barrier. We developed our educational curriculum and resource support systems on the principle that everyone should have access to the resources needed to help their families grow, learn and flourish, no matter where they live or what their circumstances are like.
2017: Boston youth outreach programs. We continued to provide support to families in Brazil, expanding our outreach to include mothers in artistic endeavors like crafts classes and community events. At the same time we launched youth outreach programs in Boston for educational support to Brazilian youth in Massachusetts. Our Boston-based youth outreach began as a monthly program designed to involve both students and their parents in community events, volunteer opportunities, career exploration and general emotional support and development endeavors.
2018 - present: Our next major project. Share Your Love was recently bestowed an incredible gift by the Presbyterian Church Jardim das Oliveiras in Governador Valadares, Brazil. We received a piece of land, and for this contribution we are enormously grateful for the services we will be able to provide as a result. We are using this new land to build an education center where we will start after-school programs, new educational support services for families and professional educational resources for children, youth and families in Brazil. We will continue to provide emotional and social support and development services.