30 Days of Service

We would like to say “Thank You” to all of you who donated, volunteered, and received during this year’s ShareFest event. The part you played in all this was a wonderful display of the presence of Love and a true inspiration to all! Your acts of kindness and servant leadership are a bright light of hope that our world so desperately needs to witness. For all of you who served and honored others in this year’s ShareFest , we would like to say “We are so proud of you and Thank You again. Well Done!”

ShareFest 2014 Steering Committee

united way

This year Sharefest is partnering with with United Way of will County.

If you would like to make a donation simply click the "United Way Logo" and follow these instructions:
Once you are on the United Way website click on DONATE NOW.
That will bring up a donation page to be filled out. In the comments box Type: ShareFest. Upon completion of this page you will receive an email telling you you've made a donation. But you have to continue to the next page and enter your credit card number in order for the donation to actually be received.
On that page there is a dropdown box where you can select SHAREFEST.
Thank you!

Governor’s Home Town Award

On November 29, 2012 the Village of New Lenox received a Governor’s Home Town Award for “ShareFest 2011".
Read the Press Release Here

The Job & Resource Fair was such a Huge Success- Click Here for Secrets of Job Interview Questions

Uniting in Compassionate Community Service

ShareFest is an annual September festival of sharing & caring. During this time throughout the community we collect books, clothes, food, home goods, and items for our troops. Then we give it all away at our free exchange at our "Main Event" which is held at Spencer School Campus 1711 S. Spencer Rd. the second Saturday in September.  In addition, we offer a free reuse/recycling event that allows Will County residents the opportunity to dispose of household hazardous waste, electronics, Styrofoam, and scrap metal and more. This year we will have paper shredding available as well as free legal advice from a group of pastors that are also attorneys. In addition, we offer a Free Health & Safety Fair, and fix/up and repair projects for seniors, veterans, and those in need as well as a workday project for the Forest Preserve District of Will County. A Job & Resource Fair is also scheduled on the second Friday. These needs are only met through hundreds of volunteers sacrificing their time, talents, and treasures in compassionate community service. Our model of service to others has proven to be successful involving over 140 organizations and is available for any organization plug into.
Activities include:

  • blood drive
  • book drive /free exchange
  • clothing and home goods drive/ free exchange
  • collection of items for our troops
  • food drive for our pantries
  • health & safety fair
  • job & resource fair
  • reuse/recycling drive including a hazardous waste collection
  • fix-up/clean-up projects for those in need
  • workday projects with the Will County Forest Preserve District.
  • 9/11 Patriot Day Ceremony

If you would like to be part of the sharing & caring during ShareFest, please contact us 815-717-2614