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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Womens’s Shelter Apartments Fully Furnished in 2021
Bikes donated to Homeless in 2021
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
ShareFest-Texas is now part of the Amazon Smiles Program! ShareFest-Texas has partnered with Amazon and is a new member of their "Amazon Smiles" program, where Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible smile.amazon.com purchases and donates those monies directly...
Today's event represents the 100th Apartment Furnished since starting the "Safe Housing" Initiative in 2020! Reaching milestones at a much faster pace this year has shown our work on the optimizing our new warehouse, collection and distribution processes has enabled...
ShareFest-Texas is proud to have been recognized with the 2021-2022 Fred and Dottie Seals Circle of Service Award. This award is in recognition of our efforts to engage the youth in Arlington Independent School District and the University of Texas at Arlington in the...
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.
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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
We offer a variety of volunteer programs for students looking
for opportunities to serve their communities.