Sharing the Love Foundation

A nonprofit organization

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$10,000 Goal

Sharing the Love Foundation's core belief is “the youth are our future.” We firmly believe it is our civic and moral responsibility to provide them with strategies and skills to be socially successful and conscientious citizens. We encourage our youth to be strong leaders within the organization, their schools, churches, and communities. Our programs promote youth involvement, complete with opportunities to participate in the organization's program design and implementation.

Our Young Ambassadors Program inspires our teens and college students to pursue their dreams, and strive to have a positive impact on the lives of others. The program incorporates youth empowering youth, mentoring to the children in the Youth Can program, and uplifting and supporting their peers. For instance, they are excellent facilitators of our Youth Can activities and projects, which includes enrichment programs throughout the year.  

The program has proven to be quite successful. Our founding Young Ambassadors are college graduates from universities and colleges across the U.S. and abroad, and tirelessly remain active in our programs.  In fact, their commitment and dedication to our programs have only bolstered their mission to serve college communities in numerous leadership roles. Moreover, the mentoring program is far exceeding our expectations as our Youth Can kids are eagerly entering into the Young Ambassador Program, following the footsteps of their mentors.  We sincerely believe exposing children to different cultures broaden their horizons, and builds respect, acceptance, and empathy, 

For several years, our Young Ambassadors have annually executed hunger relief projects, including but not limited to, providing youth lunches during the summer, and Thanksgiving meals for senior citizens and women shelters. However, their stewardship was not limited to providing meals. They expanded their spirit of service to gardening opportunities throughout Kaufman County.  For years now, our Young Ambassadors have committed to service projects supporting and maintaining community gardens in the Kaufman County area.  STLF provides workshops, youth programs, and community service projects year-round for youth to learn how they can make a difference in the lives of others. Our newest addition to our Hunger Relief Program is community gardening.  We provide simple gardening practices to youth, which have had a range of benefits.  It is a known fact, gardening can benefit children of all ages as it provides a great opportunity for children to learn and equips them with critical skills which can help them in other areas of their lives. In addition, gardening promotes healthy eating choices, ignites sensory exploration, develops motor skills, encourages responsibility, embraces diversity and community building, fosters relationships between youth and senior citizens, and provides community service opportunities for the young and old. 

 Thankfully, Sharing the Love broke ground on our very own community garden on March 20, 2021! We are blessed and overjoyed at the opportunity to develop land with the exclusive purpose of providing food for those most in need. Sharing The Love Foundation (STLF) established The Children's Legacy Garden in Forney, Texas to provide fresh produce for senior citizens, veterans, and other underserved community groups in the area. The Legacy Children’s Garden is in Forney, Texas, and is approximately 3,000 sq. ft. The garden is supported by Mike & Amanda Lewis, and Forney Community Ministries.  We are extremely blessed and honored to have their support.

Our Goal:  

Harvest and distribute 1,000 pounds of fresh produce annually to those in need. 

The original plans for the garden and our hunger relief program have grown exponentially as the world has seen a drastic increase in inflation and food insecurity. The need to bring awareness to healthy eating choices and to provide resources to encourage gardening opportunities as a self-sufficient nutritional opportunity is more relevant than ever before.  

2021-2022 accomplishments:

All garden donations from last year’s NTGD campaign went directly to support the needs of the garden. We built and stained 24 cedar-wood raised beds, a tool shed stocked with gardening tools, installed an irrigation system, built a safety fence around the creek area, stained picnic tables, and benches, expanded our butterfly garden, built two pavilions and a gazebo for the outside workshop area, purchased amendments, planted vegetables, and flower seeds, and received gardening workshop materials. 

Our youth programs have proven to be an asset to all our stakeholders; youth, volunteers, and the communities.  This year’s donation will again fund our hunger relief program.  Every dollar and resource are deeply appreciated.


Our Mission: To connect youth with resources that encourages leadership. Our Vision: A future community of empowered youth. Our core belief: Youth are our future, and we have a responsibility to provide them with strategies and skills to be successful socially conscious citizens.

Equity Statement

Our goals embrace diverse cultures. Innovation happens by bringing together individuals who share a common purpose but who have diverse outlooks and approaches. When volunteers feel their contributions are valued, they feel confident presenting their ideas and stay involved.

Organization Data


Organization name

Sharing the Love Foundation

Tax id (EIN)




Hunger, Food Access & Nutrition, Youth & Children

Operating Budget

$100,000 - $249,999

Counties Served


Equity Statement

Equity Statement


115 North Adelaide Ste.302, Terrell, TX 75160 Mailing: P.O. Box 640
Forney, TX 75126