WHAT IS SHAREFEST?
Every fall, volunteers from various Topeka churches come together to participate in ShareFest. This is Topeka’s 6th annual ShareFest event. Over 1000 volunteers are expected to donate their time and tools to add some beauty to nine USD 501 schools.
Volunteers will work from 8am-noon on Saturday, September 29th, doing clean-up, painting, planting and general maintenance work at the nine sites. ( CJOnline article )
WHAT SCHOOLS BENEFIT FROM SHAREFEST ?
The schools benefiting from their labor include Avondale West, Whitson, Stout, Meadows and McCarter elementary schools, Landon and Robinson middle schools, Topeka High School and Capital City School. The schools were chosen for the project after approaching the District to ask which sites could use assistance, in addition to those with volunteering churches nearby.
WHAT ORGANIZATIONS PARTICIPATE IN SHAREFEST ?
ShareFest is a network of Topeka churches working together to serve others and to demonstrate the love of Christ in the community. ShareFest was created with the belief that churches can do more together than any one church could do separately to reach out to its community. Churches and organizations taking part in this year’s event include Capital City Christian Chamber of Commerce (C5), Central Park Christian Church, Cornerstone Community Church, Covenant Baptist Church, Fairlawn Heights Wesleyan Church, Fellowship Bible Church, Grace Bible Church, Grace Community Church, Grace Episcopal Cathedral, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, St. David’s Episcopal Church, South Shawnee Thrivent Chapter, Southwest Church of Christ, Topeka First Church of the Nazarene, The Bridge of Topeka, Inc., USD 501, West Ridge Baptist Church, and Western Hills Baptist Church.