Medical /Dental Volunteer Organization ://www.sharegift.co
NGO(c)3 in California
Share Gift was founded by Annabelle and Madeline Choi in Seoul, South Korea in 2015. It has carried over to the Bay Area on a global scale. Our goal is to share our gifts we were privileged enough to have with those in need of our community, whether that is categorized as education, financial wealth, or even things that we usually take for granted like working arms and legs or proper sight and hearing. Our vision is to start with these small actions in our community which we believe will ultimately leave a positive impact around the world. Through advocacy and outreach activities, our team works tirelessly to contribute our part to the greater good. Having been established for five years as of 2020, Share Gift has expanded to five chapters globally with over 500+ members.
Our organization mainly targets four different stakeholders: senior patients, homeless families, the death and blind, and low-income students. For senior patients, we regularly visit them to keep them company. For homeless families, we organize drives to donate medical essentials and goods. For the death and blind community, we spread awareness through the American Sign Language club and remotely help them through our ‘SHAREEE’ App. For low-income students, we provide free tutoring sessions online through our MeetUpStudyBuddy program.
What We Do
Individual Patient Visit
@ Cupertino Healthcare and Wellness Center
Through our Community Development, we have the potential to make a real and positive change in the community. This is one of our key areas of focus here at Share Gift, and a source of much success for our Volunteer Organization.
Get in touch with us today and see how you can lend a helping hand with this program.
Deaf & Blind Community
Tackling the Issue
Most of our efforts pertaining to this program involve studying new approaches and developing innovative ways to implement them. We learn American Sign Language Together to interact with others.
In 2018, the founders of Share Gift launched an APP, SHAREEE (Share Eyes and Ears) to help people who are deaf, are hard of hearing, are deaf-blind or have a speech disability to get real time assistance from the Volunteers around the world in an easy-to-use, affordable manner.Download SHAREEE APP from Android & iOS Marketplace and be part of our community!
Dental Service for Homeless
Partnered with Santa Clara County Dental Association
Share Gift is dedicated to providing mobile dental services to under privileged and at-risk communities including the homeless and migrant workers in corporation with Santa Clara County Dental Association. Throughout the year, the organization provided services to approximately 813 patients during 144 service days.
As a partner, Share Gift plays role of Dental Assistance of dentists, by cleaning up, setting up, and taking blood pressure of patients. Project includes “Give Kids a Smile” and “Because Every Child Deserves to Smile.”
COVID 19 Response : PEER TUTORING
Since schools are closed, students can’t ask teachers for help as they normally would. We are providing a tutoring service to help students as we adapt to a life of closed schools or online learning, through an APP, Meetup Study Buddy as well as a website. Meetup Study Buddy matches selected high school tutors to students for thirty minutes to one-hour private tutoring sessions via Zoom. We came up with the idea after receiving an email from a classmate who needed help. Many students were suddenly lost and uncertain and many schools haven’t even made their online courses official curriculum, but rather just ‘enrichment.’ Simply, it’s not enough.
There’s a need for a supplement. We thought that schools shutting down or transitioning to remote learning might be especially difficult for high schoolers who are starting the college application process and planning to take AP tests.
At the beginning of March, we sent out emails to gauge student interest and areas of expertise. There were more than 100 responses, and respondents were added to a google doc to coordinate the interview and selection process.
Share Gift Peer Tutoring is featured by Fremont Union High School District Homepage.