ShareFest 2015 Schedule of Events

September 1st -19th

Donate books, clothes, food, home goods, pet supplies, and items for our troops daily donation trucks located at St. Jude Catholic Church 241 W. Second Ave  & Standard Bank &Trust 456


September 11th

9/11 Patriot Day Ceremony- held at the Village Commons Fireman’s Memorial at 9/11am.

Job & Resource Fair:  Located at the New Lenox Village Hall. Get connected to over 50 local employers looking to hire local employees!   10am-2pm                                                              Contact Gary:

September 12th

8am-3pm Spencer School Campus 1711 S. Spencer Rd New Lenox

* Household Hazardous Waste Collection,                                                                                               *Reuse/Recycle- electronics, carpet/ padding (in 4’ lengths), wood, scrap metal, Styrofoam, flags, usable latex paint.   See for list of items.                                                                                                                                                   * Donations – books, clothes/home goods, food, pet supplies, items for troops. 8am-3pm                      .                            Contact Marta Keane  .   

Service Projects- These clean up / fix-up projects are for those who need a helping hand. We have completed over 200 services projects the last 7 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 12th and September 19th from 9am-12pm.                                              Contact Gary:    

Forest Preserve Workday Projects- located at Hickory Creek Junction and 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.   9 am-Noon                             .                 Contact Renee Gauchat 815-722-7364 or e-mail   

September 19th


ShareFest Saturday Spencer School Campus 1711 S. Spencer Rd. 

Art Exhibition- Fr. Don Bates shares his extraordinary passion and gifts in an exhibition of his ninety drawing inspired by the book The Confessions of St. Augustine. 12-3pm in the Gym.


Book Drive/Exchange- this reuse & recycling event is sponsored by the Girl Scout Troop 273 to promote literacy and recycling books.  Twenty thousand free books exchanged and donated last year. Everyone is invited to drop off and/or exchange new and gently used books.  9:00 am -3pm   Contact Monica:  


Blood Drive–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.  . Contact:  


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  Deb Bukus        Contact Deb:  


Food Drive:  Free food give-a-way at Spencer School on Saturday Sept. 19th 9-3pm. Donations will also be accepted for the local pantries.  

Contact Mike:

Collections For Our Troops- collections to support Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, & Airmen through care packages and letters of encouragement. See website for item list. 9-3pm   

Contact Linda:  


Free Legal Services- Local attorneys available for free legal advice. 10am-2pm.                                               .                             Contact Gary  


Free Hair Cuts- local professional offer free haircuts 10am-2pm !
.                                  Contact Monique:


Health & Safety Fair: FREE eye exams and dental exams and cleanings for all Will County  Pre-K – 12 students.   Lots of freebies including tests, screenings, and seminars from 30 health & safety providers.          Contact:    


Register for Free Lecture & Free Screening on Vascular Disease brought to you by Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center.

Register for Feree Lecture & Free Screening on Relief from Your Aches & Pain brought to you by Silver Cross Hospital.                                 


NAWS Pets Accepting donations of blankets, towels, and pet supplies. Register to Adopt-A-Pet.  Pets on site. 9 am – 2pm     Contact Pat:    


Forest Preserve Workday Projects- located at Barrens Access (Schumhl School entrance)  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.(50)    9am-Noon
Contact Renee Gauchat 815-722-7364 or e-mail  

September 26th

Pilcher Park Clean Up - volunteers meet at Pilcher Park Nature Center 2501 Highland P ark Dr. Joliet, IL. 9:30am-Noon. A second cleanup is scheduled for November 7th at 5the same time.                                                                                                                                .                          Contact Virgil:    

September 27th

Collections to support Our Troops, Pantries, and Schools  See website for item list. 9-4pm .        Contact Paul: 



Volunteers can register at                               or