Northwest SHARE was founded in 1998 by Harry Terhanian. Mr. Terhanian aspired to create an organization of volunteers talented in various areas to share their knowledge and services freely with other people, especially those who have not had the opportunity or economic means to avail themselves of good health and education, arts and culture.

In 2001, Northwest SHARE opened the first free vegetarian restaurant in Seattle which has been serving high-quality meals for more than 5000 people every year ever since. Shortly thereafter Northwest SHARE expanded its services in the areas of Health, Arts, Relationships and Education. To explore more about Northwest SHARE, please follow the links on the top of the page.