Provide Hope to the Under Served
Through Collaborative PARTNERSHIPS and COMMUNITY SERVICE.
Thanks to your Support in 2021, 60 Families are able to enjoy their first Christmas in their new home!
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Women’s Shelter Apartments Fully Furnished in 2022!
Bikes donated to Homeless in 2022...so far!
Raised in grants and donations in 2021
We have the power to save our community’s most vulnerable individuals and give them a new, positive outlook on life. Who do we serve?
“Everything is Possible” says John Thielman, aka “Papa John”, ShareFest-Texas’s Founder. SFT’s mission is to provide hope where none exists while creating opportunities for the community to come together in service. There are many unmet needs within Arlington and through alliances with many different organizations, SFT identifies and works to close those gaps. These projects provide an opportunity for neighbors to come together to create real and lasting improvements within the community and in the lives of others. In working together, everything is possible. Learn more about who we serve below.
Domestic Violence Victims
Providing relocation and safe-housing for the victims & families of domestic violence or abuse.
Sheltered and Unsheltered Homeless
Providing for the homeless with necessities and opportunities.
We give them access to resources like new suitcases and hygiene kits.
Provide them opportunities to perform community service with multiple youth groups from churches, schools, clubs.
Providing volunteer opportunities to enrich the youth within their communities.
Initiatives Happening Now
Here's summary of the highlights of 2022: With our "Safe Housing" Initiative we fully furnished 85 (did 60 in 2021) apartments for Domestic Violence victims, a vast majority being Safe Haven clients. Supported church partners' refugee resettlement initiative with...
Colder weather brings on seasonal changes and hypes everyone’s expectations of the forthcoming Holidays that bring Peace, Love, Joy and pronounced feelings of HOPE. The latter is a key component of ShareFest-Texas’ mission statement; i.e., “To provide hope to the...
One of the key benefits of the SFT “Safe Housing” Initiative is that all the actors (volunteers, donors, recipients, and their families and case workers) get to be thankful and celebrate all year long, week-in, week-out! While it’s true that during November and...
Safe Housing & relocation for victims of domestic abuse.
We help domestic violence victims and their children to relocate to new, protected dwellings. We provide them a “home” by provisioning it with needed furniture and household items. All items are donated from homeowners, businesses, student and other community service organizations.
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Every member of our volunteer community is vetted individually.
To be considered, please apply below.
Are You a Student?
Our mission goes well beyond enabling youth to create a better tomorrow just for themselves. It teaches them to create a better world for others. Our primary focus is to identify the gaps left when other organizations step back and create initiatives that bring together our youth, neighbors and local businesses to close those gaps. In doing so, this fulfills the basic needs for those who cannot provide for themselves. We offer a variety of volunteer programs for students at all levels of education looking for opportunities to serve their communities.
Apply to work with us below!
Partners & Alliances
- Hope Local
- I Can Still Shine
- Hands of Hope
- Tarrant County Furniture Bank
- Arlington Police Department
- Arlington Urban Ministries
- Kiwanis International
- Arlington Independent School District
- Trek Bikes Corporation
- Texas Appliance
- Arlington Child Protective Services
Some of our Donors
- Kao Family Charitable Fund (Dr Herman Kao)
- Kellie Brunn
- Bob Landon
We offer a variety of volunteer programs for students looking
for opportunities to serve their communities.