Provide Hope to the Under Served  




Thanks to your Support, more than 200 Families have been able to move to safe, furnished housing since 2021!


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Women’s Shelter Apartments Fully Furnished in 2023... so far!

Bikes donated to Homeless in far!

Raised in grants and donations in 2023... so far!

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. 

Foster Children

We give them access to resources like new suitcases and hygiene kits. 

At-Risk Teens

Provide them opportunities to perform community service with multiple youth groups from churches, schools, clubs.

Senior Citizens

Providing volunteer opportunities to enrich the youth within their communities.

Initiatives Happening Now

Metroplex Insurance Professionals share with ShareFest-Texas

The Metroplex Insurance Professionals donated $500 to ShareFest-Texas and assembled 20 welcome home bags filled with household goodies for women coming from Safe Haven in Fort Worth into their own apartments. We'd like to thank Community Service Co-Chair, Debbie...

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ShareFest-Texas – 2022 Recap!

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...

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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.


Before & After

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Every member of our volunteer community is vetted individually.
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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.

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Partners & Alliances

Why I am Proud to be an American

  • 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

Our Donors

We offer a variety of volunteer programs for students looking
for opportunities to serve their communities.