ShareFest 2013 Schedule of Events

# in ( ) indicates approximate number of volunteers needed for two- hours shifts.

September 1st -14th

♥(52) Donate new and gently used books, clothes, food, home goods, and items for our troops daily at participating locations (see website). Free exchange 9/14 @ Spencer School.



September 13th

(15) Job Fair: Located at the New Lenox Village Hall. Get connected to employers looking to hire! Experts available for tips and helpful information. 9am-2pm nhoehn@newlenox.net



ShareFest Saturday September 14th

Located at Spencer School Campus 1711 S. Spencer Rd. 

♥(6) Book Drive/Exchange- this reuse & recycling event is sponsored by the Girl Scout Troop 273 to promote literacy and recycling books. Thousands of free books are available. Everyone is invited to drop off and/or exchange new and gently used books. 9-3pm. monica.m.willson@gmail.com

♥ (3) Blood Drive – September 14th at the Main Event at Spencer School in conjunction with the Health & Safety Fair. Heartland Blood Center mobile bus will be there from 10-2pm.

♥ (34) Clothing & Home Goods Drive- a free take out- bring in –or exchange event will be held from 9– 3pm. Any remaining items will go to local families and non-profits. 9-3pm

♥(90) Food Drive: Free food give-a-way at Spencer School on Saturday Sept. 14th 9-3pm. Donations will also be taken at local grocery from 9:00am – 5:00pm. Donations are distributed to our local families and our local pantries. Our local food banks are feeding 2000 people and use 35,000 items monthly. J_Huinzga@comcast.net

♥(8) Operation Care Package- collections to support Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, & Airmen through care packages and letters of encouragement. See website for item list. 9-3pm

♥ (8) Health & Safety Fair: FREE dental exams and cleanings for all Lincoln Way area Pre-K – 12 students provided by Orland Park Dental Services. Lots of freebies including tests, screenings, and seminars from 30+ health & safety providers. dmartin@newlenox.net

♥ (4) P.A.W.S Pets – Register to Adopt-A-Pet. P.A.W.S. Pets on site. Bring your pet. Microchip your pet $25, Free nail trimming. 10 am – 2pm info@sharefestnewlenox.com

♥(25) Recycling Drive - This year we are hosting a Household Hazardous Waste Collection. The New Lenox Township will have on- site Electronic Recycling. Rain barrels will be on sale for $65 and compost bins for $45. Carpet, Wood, Scrap Metal, Styrofoam, and Propane Tanks will also be collected. Latex Paint Exchange- See website for list of items. Volunteers will need proper shoes & clothing. 8am-3 pm info@sharefestnewlenox.com

♥ (200) Service Projects- These clean up / fix-up projects are for those who need a helping hand. We have completed 175 services projects over the last 6 years. If you know someone who could use a helping hand or if you would like to volunteer call or visit the website, Service projects are scheduled September 14th and September 28th from 9am-3pm.

♥ (50) Forest Preserve Workday Projects- in cooperation with the Will Count Forest Preserve District. This requires very physical labor. A liability waiver must be signed (on the site) and proper clothing should be worn. Schedule your time by calling Renee Gauchat 815-722-7364 or e-mail rgauchat@fpdwc.org 9am-Noon.



Sunday September 29, 2013

Lincoln-Way CROP Hunger Walk. Click Here for More Info.



September 11th

♥We encourage everyone to attend the Patriot Day Ceremony held at the New Lenox Village Commons September 11th at 9:11 am. This is a day of remembrance and a day of service.kjohnson@newlenox.org