Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ShareFest 2020 for April 25 & 26 is postponed until further notice.
We will not be able to receive any more requests this year.
However we will keep those who submitted their request prior to March 25, 2020 and will contact you if we will be able to do your project.
Let's use this time to pause and reflect on what matters most in life-the safety and well-being of our loved ones.
Together, let's offer each other encouragement, comfort and support and reach out to our neighbors and those that may be alone at this time.
Stay Safe & Stay Well & Stay Healthy
What is ShareFest?
ShareFest is an idea that began in Central Arkansas in 1999. A group of Arkansas pastors decided to take the church into the community and show the love of Jesus in tangible ways. In the fall of 2007, a group of Grand Valley pastors and church leaders met to discuss if ShareFest could be a reality here. Could people from different churches and denominations come together for one weekend and serve the community in the name of Jesus?
The answer was yes! The first Grand Valley ShareFest was held in April, 2008, with twenty churches and over three thousand people serving on over six hundred projects. People of all ages worked on projects including cleaning yards, sewing lap quilts for care center residents, walking through neighborhoods picking up trash, painting mobile homes, and making care packages for college students. The Church came together, and it was a sight to behold.
How does it happen?
Participating churches and their volunteers decide which day(s) they are going to serve, Saturday or Sunday, during ShareFest Weekend. Volunteers get together in groups, adopt a project, and choose a team leader who, with someone else, visits the project site to evaluate the project and to have the homeowner sign all waivers and releases. The group leader then works with the volunteers to set the time they will meet, determine tools and supplies needed, and prepare any other logistics for the project.
Volunteer For A Need
Your support is crucial in making this event happen!