A Year of Sharing & Caring

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

Our Calling. Our Mission.

:)  To feed the hungry and fill the local food pantries
:)  To clothe those who are in need
:)  To heal the sick/give access to free health care services
:)  To provide a helping hand to those who need one
:)  To offer job placement and career development services
:)  To protect our environment and make an impact in our community
:)  To unite in a community-wide 9/11 Day of Remembrance and a Day of Service





Helping Hand

For Our Troops

Job Fairs

Protecting Our

Protecting Our

Remembering/ Serving


On the second Saturday of September, 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.

“Main Event”

Collections of books, clothes, food, and items for our troops and pets are gathered in , and then  given away or exchanged for free at our  "Main Event" held at Spencer School Campus 1711 S. Spencer Rd. the third Saturday in September.  At this event, there will also free legal advice from a group of attorneys, Free  lectures with  screenings from local health care providers, and lots of freebies and fun for the whole family. Volunteers also go out into the community to complete 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.  In addition, a Job & Resource Fair is also scheduled on the second Friday.

Main Event activities include:

       ·  book drive /free exchange
        · clothes and home goods drive/ free exchange
        · collection of items for our troops
        · collections for pets
       ·  food drives for our pantries
       ·  free legal services
       ·  job & resource fair  Click Here for Secrets of Job Interview Questions
       ·  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 815-342-2199


food pantry

1 in 7 in our community doesn’t know where their next meal will come from. Please support the The Lincolnway Area, in conjunction with Northern Illinois Food Bank, is hosting a year-round online food drive. Please show your support with a donation that will directly benefit local food pantries. $1 donated = $8 of food! Click HERE to make your tax-deducible donation today! http://nifb.convio.net/site/TR/FoodDrive/General?team_id=2701&pg=team&fr_id=1100