SHAREFEST TEXAS, an Arlington-based non-profit organization that is devoted to helping the under-served in the community via a variety of altruistic partnerships, had an impactful 2021.

Organization spokesperson John Thielman says ShareFest Texas fully furnished 60 women’s shelter family apartments for domestic violence victims as they left secure facilities. In addition, the organization provided 50- plus bicycles to the homeless and raised more than $40,000 in grants and donations that will be used on future benevolence efforts.

“It was a great year,” Thielman says.

However, 2022 is a new year, and Thielman says ShareFest Texas volunteers are even more dedicated to their quest to bring better lives to community groups that are under-served, including victims of domestic violence, the homeless, foster children, at-risk children and senior citizens in need.

To that end, ShareFest Texas partners with other altruistic non-profits, including SafeHaven, Mission Arlington/Metroplex, Refugee Services of Texas, the Greater Arlington Chamber of Commerce, and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. It forged a recent alliance with Kiwanis Arlington Club to engage high school and University of Texas at Arlington students in benevolent projects in the community.

To become a volunteer or to learn more about ShareFest Texas, visit