Established in August 2010 as a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, We Care We Share Community Enrichment Programs was birthed into existence by Co-founders Betty Marrow-Taylor and Cloyce Hunter. Both shared the same vision and passion to impact families living in poverty in their community. The two were volunteering for several years together with another community outreach group providing meals and clothing to families in low-income housing communities in Durham NC.
It was there that they realized the need to do more, and that the funding to do that was hard to obtain, especially from businesses and other organizations because of not having that official status. Therefore, they approached the non-profit leader about becoming a 501 (C) (3) and he indicated that he had established one before that did not go well and was not interested in pursuing another. Cloyce suggested to Betty that they could do it themselves and establish their own and needed to explore how to acquire it.
Several months went by and they had not taken that first step yet. They both had demanding full-time jobs and single parenting responsibilities. However, they continued volunteering with the other group which ultimately led to an opportunity they were not expecting and that would assist them in making it happen.