SHARE founder, Shannon McNamara was awarded $5,000 by the Russ Berrie Award for Making a Difference, which honors Garden State residents for their unselfish dedication to serving others within the state.
Shannon received the award on May 3, 2011 at Ramapo College of New Jersey. She donated 100% of the prize proceeds to SHARE.
Angelica Berrie, president of the Russell Berrie Foundation told those in attendance, “The award recognizes the power of making a difference. Every nominee embodies a sense of purpose that spurs them to action.”