2023 Recipient Groups
ShareFest would not be possible without the nonprofit partners that organize volunteers to collect and transport donations. These groups work in a variety of ways to ensure that the items collected during ShareFest benefit our neighbors in need.
Butler County Success
The Butler County Educational Service Center's Success Program removes non-cognitive barriers to learning by building bridges between home, school and community to improve school success and self-reliance. Butler County Success works with families that are at 200% of the poverty guideline or lower in nine nearby school districts, and is currently serving approximately 2,000 students.
Butler County Success will give its ShareFest donations to families free of charge.
Contact: Chrissy Rolfes
Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries
Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries strives in an ever-improving mode to be the leader in quality and effectiveness of vocational, educational, social and human services in the State of Ohio. As a member of Goodwill Industries International, Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries is a part of the world's largest and most successful network providing employment and training services for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment.
Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries will sell its donations at area retail stores to help individuals with disabilities and veterans to receive employment and training services and get jobs in the community.
Contact: Sharon Hannon
Talawanda Oxford Pantry and Social Services (TOPSS.org)
The mission of the TOPPS is to alleviate hunger and provide nutrition information to the families and individuals in need who live in the Talawanda School District. The OCCP serves approximately 300 families in the Talawanda School District by honoring shoppers' dignity by allowing them to choose their items according to their household size and the federally recommended nutritional requirements. TOPPS also provides customers with nutritional information.
TOPPS will provide its donations to shoppers free of charge.
Contact: Sherry Martin -> email@example.com
Open Hands Food Pantry
Contact: Deborah Fitzgerald
BCESC Success Program
Contact: Ashley Workman
Talawanda School Social Work Team
Contact: Chrissy Rolfes
Butler County Recycling & Solid Waste
The Butler County Recycling & Solid Waste District serves the entire county by promoting recycling, waste reduction and responsible disposal of all waste from households, businesses and industry. One of 52 solid waste districts in Ohio, the Butler County District is responsible for implementing a solid waste management plan. In 2022, Butler County Recycling & Solid Waste began partnering with ShareFest to reduce electronics waste from Oxford by providing an electronics container during the ShareFest event. Butler County partners with Cohen Recycling to provide this service during the event. Accepted items are:
- Anything with a plug
- Anything with a battery
*Lamps, glass or light bulbs are not accepted in the E-waste bin.
Contact: Anne Fiehrer Flaig Anne.FiehrerFlaig@bcohio.us
And the following groups are Micro-Receipents, groups receiving small targed items:
- Empty Bowls
- Myaami Center
- Miami University Ac Ad/Honors Programs