Got a 501(c)3? Got time? Get stuff for cheap! Meet Sharehouse

~We’d like to introduce you to Love In Deed, Inc. SHAREHOUSE~

We met a member of the Sharehouse board while teaching grant seeking basics, and as he’s telling us about a warehouse that provides gently used – sometimes new – materials exclusively to nonprofit agencies in exchange for volunteer time at a rate of 19¢ a lb – our eyes lit up! Another agency serving the same target audience- other nonprofits- providing a service that we need to get the word out about.  Here’s more, from Sharehouse’s Director of Operations, Martha Casselman:

SHAREHOUSE is organized exclusively to strengthen Northeast Indiana churches and nonprofits by effectively linking them to needed resources. SHAREHOUSE has scheduled “Distributions” when non-perishable goods, direct from retailers and manufacturers, are available to participating organizations. Any Northeast Indiana church or nonprofit is eligible to participate providing they meet the following requirements:

  • Have current 501(c)3 status.
  • Agree to give all goods they receive free to the people they serve, per Section 170(e)(3) of the IRS Code.
  • Periodically provide volunteers to help staff the regularly-scheduled SHAREHOUSE Intake Days (unpacking, sorting and cataloging donated items) and/or Distribution Days. Currently, participating organizations need to provide one volunteer for only two or three hours each month.
  • Pay a service fee of 19¢/lb for the items they receive.

In addition to offering access to resources and quality goods to help impact lives in our community in practical ways, SHAREHOUSE provides opportunities for organizations to develop collaborative relationships, fostering stronger mutual awareness and support among area churches and nonprofits. SHAREHOUSE also works to cultivate community awareness of the needs of area nonprofits and the people they serve.

Previously available furnishings included this receptionist desk and four office modules:

If you have any questions about SHAREHOUSE please do not call the Director. Instead, please email ( to confirm your interest or to ask questions.

To be added to SHAREHOUSE’s email listing for future Distribution notices: email with the following information:
Name, Job Title, Organization Name, Address, and Phone #

Please note the following:
◙    ALL ITEMS ARE DISTRIBUTED FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. Items cannot be reserved in advance of a Distribution.
◙    Only representatives of nonprofit organizations, not individual clients, can select items at SHAREHOUSE Distributions.
◙    Organizations must be prepared to transport all items from the warehouse at time of Distribution.
◙    NO CASH IS ACCEPTED AT SHAREHOUSE. Payments must be made at Distribution by check or money order from the participating 501(c)3. Arrangements may be made in advance for invoicing, at the discretion of Love In Deed, Inc.

Love In Deed Inc. SHAREHOUSE
1331 East Berry Street (Love Church’s Warehouse)
DOOR # 3
Fort Wayne, IN 46803

(260) 747-7931

Mailing Address:
3282 Mallard Cove Lane
Fort Wayne, IN 46804

Director of Operations:
Martha R. Casselman

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