Inside every person is a contribution waiting to be made.

Brighten your corner of the world.

BE DO SHARE the very best you have to offer the world.

Our purpose is to expose you to your purpose!

Your shine sits at the intersection of your talents, interests, and a need you want to help fill.

WHO ARE WE?

House of Shine is a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to unearth and harness people’s talents and gifts for the greater good of their communities.

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So... What is Shine?

Built upon the premise that each of us is uniquely wired to make a contribution, the shine philosophy works to help deconstruct where a person’s uniqueness lies and how he or she might best apply it. We start by doing a deep dive into the five things we believe matter most:

Strengths

Are recurring patterns in thoughts, feelings, or behaviors.

Hobbies

Are the ways we choose to spend free time.

Interests (Irritants)

Are topics for which we have raised awareness. Irritants are issues about which we care deeply.

Needs

Are those personal values and beliefs that we most need to honor.

Experiences

Are the series of good, bad, and indifferent events in our lives.

5
THINGS
MATTER
MOST

5
THINGS
MATTER
MOST

Strengths

Are recurring patterns in thoughts, feelings, or behaviors.

5
THINGS
MATTER
MOST

Hobbies

Are the ways we choose to spend free time.

5
THINGS
MATTER
MOST

Interests (Irritants)

Are topics for which we have raised awareness. Irritants are issues about which we care deeply.

5
THINGS
MATTER
MOST

Needs

Are those personal values and beliefs that we most need to honor.

5
THINGS
MATTER
MOST

Experiences

Are the series of good, bad, and indifferent events in our lives.

Serving Up Programs!

When you shine, the world takes notice. We encourage you to share your inner light with random acts of kindness that go above and beyond the ordinary. Our programs for women and educators offer opportunities to make a positive impact on others.

Spreading the Shine!

Blog Musings

Planes, Pottery, and Other Pastimes

When Jack was three and four years old, he loved playing with blocks. Then around six or seven his interest turned toward making and flying paper airplanes. They were everywhere. Caught in light fixtures, on... Read More »

A Holiday Gift that Really Shines

My eleven year old has a healthy list of items he is hoping to receive this holiday season. Some of them he’ll get and others he won’t, but let me tell you about the gift... Read More »

Caution: Red Boots

For those of us heavily involved in the teaching and development of young people, there is growing debate about the benefits and liabilities of Individualized Learning. When I listen to the debate I can’t help... Read More »

Aha

At House of Shine we talk a lot about foundational moments. These are life experiences we believe have helped shape who we’ve become. Some are good and some are painful. The idea is that by... Read More »

One and Done

I voted yesterday and for the first time in over thirty years I was struck by the ballot. The first option was to select “Straight Party” and from there you were done. Finito. In and... Read More »

Do You Know a Jared

The problem is not that Jared, a sophomore in college, is thinking about changing paths from majoring in Engineering at a four-year university to attending a trade school where he can acquire the credentials required... Read More »

GIVE TO SHINE. LIVE TO SHINE.

One way to spread shine is to donate and we have more than a few ways to put your generosity to work.

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Monthly Giving

Monthly giving allows you to choose an amount to give each month throughout the year. Become a Sol Mate!

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Sponsorship

Would you like to sponsor one of our events, programs or workshops?

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In-Kind Giving

In-kind gifts are contributions of goods or services, other than cash grants.

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