30 Days of Sharing & Caring

2015 Recycling and Reuse Flyer

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

Uniting in Compassionate Community Service

ShareFest is an annual September festival of sharing & caring. During this time, we unite in compassionate community service to meet the needs within our community. 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 160 organizations and is available for any organization plug into.


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, home goods, 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, Health & Safety Fair including with free screenings and lectures from local health care providers with lots pf 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:


       · art exhibition  

       ·  blood drive

       ·  book drive /free exchange

        · clothes and home goods drive/ free exchange

        · collection of items for our troops

        · collections for pets

       ·  food drive for our pantries

       ·  health & safety fair

       ·  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