The annual ShareFest volunteer event continues to evolve and expand as people come together with more ideas, but this year, it lasts for 30 days, which includes 11 Days of Giving.
ShareFest has worked to bring together hundreds of volunteers and numerous organizations that man service projects throughout New Lenox and help others in need through various collections.
The main event is from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 14 at Spencer School Campus, 1711 Spencer Road. A few of the features have different hours to accommodate the specific organization, he said.
This daylong event was designed to appeal to the whole community, said Gary Cheney, ShareFest chairperson. It includes a pet adoption, recycling drive, health and safety fair, book drop-off and exchange, clothes and household goods collection, food drive, blood drive and more.
At this point, Cheney said more volunteers would be helpful. To offer some time and muscle, email Cheney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ShareFest 2013 introduced a collection for the troops and features service and forest preserve projects, he said.
Schedule of Events for Sept. 14 at the school campus:
Book Drive and Exchange-9 a.m. -3 p.m.
Blood Drive-10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Clothing and Home Goods Drive-9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Food Drive-9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Operation Care Package-9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Health and Safety Fair-9 a.m.-3 p.m.
P.A.W.S.-10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Recycling Drive-8 a.m.-3 p.m.
The projects are off-site, said Cheney. The Will County Forest Preserve clean-up project is slated from 9 a.m.-noon at Hickory Creek Junction, Route 30 and Schoolhouse Road in New Lenox.
And the Service Projects program is conducted throughout the community. The projects are individually-based. It depends on the needs of the individual. It could be simple home repairs, house painting and or yard work. Two days, Sept. 14 and Sept. 28, are designated to complete these types of projects, he said.
For more information on ShareFest 2013, visit the the organization's website.
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