In the 90’s Sheri Kimball began efforts to help low income families by holding clothing drives. Community members were asked to donate gently used clothing and other essentials to be distributed to low income families in the Salt Lake City Valley. The objective was to engage more community members to participate in drive efforts, as well as to increase distribution to more families in need in the community. In that same year, The Sharing Team was able to collect enough gifts to proved 2,000 children with Christmas gifts. Sheri was given many local as well as national awards, she was a recipient of the Local as well as National Point of Light Award. http://www.pointsoflight.org/programs/recognition/dpol/awards/2209
The Sharing Team continued their efforts year after year, and eventually began to incorporate school supplies in their drives. They established relationships with area school principles, counselors & school psychologists from elementary and junior high schools and Community Action Teams to extend the network of referrals for families in need. These professionals and community action members identified many children and families and a referral process was established between the organization and these sources. As word spread and the charity grew, the members of The Sharing Team decided to apply for non-profit status.