A Year of Sharing & Caring

food pantry

Join the Lincolnway Area - #1008 team June 11 at the Foodie 5K fun run/walk at Chicagoland Speedway. Use the promo code PARTNER10 for $10 off your adult registration! Can’t join us at the event? Please consider making a donation to benefit our local food pantries. Click HERE to register or to show your support. http://nifb.convio.net/site/TR/Foodie5K/General?team_id=2702&pg=team&fr_id=1110

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

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