Remembering Reverend Don Gebert, Thankful for All Volunteers, Upcoming Events and More!
Remembering Reverend Don Gebert
Reverend Don Gebert, Interfaith's Founding Executive Director, passed away last month at the age of 91. "He was a man of great compassion and kindness. He was a mentor and friend to our Interfaith family and will always live in our hearts. We are honored and privileged to carry on his great legacy of caring," shared Missy Herndon, President & CEO, Interfaith of The Woodlands.
It was announced at The Woodlands Township Meeting in March that the Board officially proclaimed that March 31, 2021, is Rev. Don Gebert Day in The Woodlands, TX in honor of his life of service and contributions to our community. Mrs. Barbara Gebert, family, friends and Interfaith staff were there to be a part of this great honor recognizing Rev. Gebert for his many contributions to The Woodlands community.
“If you have a dream of a life where people really care about each other; and love each other; and are no longer fighting each other; but, have laid down their swords. If you’ve got that kind of dream, I want to plead with you today, don’t ever let it go. Hold onto it. It can happen. Miracles are right around the corner.” – Rev. Don Gebert, Interfaith Founding Executive Director
Directors, Dr. Ann Snyder and Chairman Mr. Gordy Bunch along with The Woodlands Township staff are pictured with Mrs. Barbara Gebert.
Interfaith of The Woodlands staff is pictured with Mrs. Barbara Gebert after the proclamation was presented.
Weekly Food Distribution Continues
Food Pantry Distribution Drive-Through and Curbside
Interfaith continues its drive-through Food Pantry for neighbors in need. Distribution is held every Wednesday from 9AM to 1PM at 4242 Interfaith Way. Curbside is also available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday from 9AM to 4PM.
Congressman Kevin Brady Visits Interfaith
Congressman Kevin Brady visited Interfaith's team shortly after the winter storm to discuss COVID-19 and Storm Recovery Efforts.
Pictured (l-r): Missy Herndon, President & CEO; Congressman Kevin Brady; Lucy Gomez, VP Programs & Operations; Dr. Dan Hannon, Interfaith Chaplain; Ana Hardy, Program Manager
Huntsman Donates to Winter Storm Recovery
Thank you to our Community Partner Huntsman Corporation.
Interfaith of The Woodlands is grateful to the associates of Huntsman Corporation for their generous donation of $100,000 to help families residing in South Montgomery County affected by the winter storm. Huntsman staff and Interfaith Board members gathered outside Interfaith in February to accept the donation.
During everyday crisis, and major natural disasters, our community continues to support their fellow neighbors in need. Thanks to the generosity of neighbors like Huntsman Corporation, Interfaith provides crisis assistance in the form of rent/mortgage and utility assistance, non-perishable groceries from the Food Pantry and clothing and gas vouchers to qualified individuals living within our service area.
Waste Connections held a successful Golf Classic for Kids tournament to support several local nonprofits including Interfaith. Special thanks to Interfaith Board Member and Waste Connections EVP and CFO, Mary Anne Whitney and Michelle Little, Waste Connections Executive Director, Engagement Solutions/HRIS and Tournament Chair. We are grateful for Waste Connections continued support of Interfaith of The Woodlands!
Thankful for Our Volunteers!
Our volunteers help us build a more loving and caring community through service and we are so thankful for their help this past year at Interfaith Veggie Village, The Hand Me Up Shop, Holiday Giving, Share How You Care, Interfaith Food Pantry and more. To our corporate and civic volunteers including our member congregations, Interfaith All Star volunteers and individuals, we appreciate your flexibility and dedication to Interfaith and our community programs that have helped make a difficult year easier. We look forward to having more volunteers back in action very soon!
Hand Me Up Shop Volunteers
The Interfaith Hand Me Up Shop celebrated 32 years as one of the leading resale shops in Montgomery County, largely thanks to our many volunteer groups who work diligently to sort donations, price items, sell merchandise, and assist customers.
The Woodlands College Park Interact volunteers sorted and checked donations.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints volunteers assist at The Hand Me Up Shop weekly.
Interfaith Young Professionals spent Saturdays sorting and pricing donations.
Volunteer Groups at Veggie Village
Interfaith community donation garden allows people to work and learn together to provide fresh food for hungry neighbors using organic and sustainable gardening practices for Interfaith Food Pantry.
The garden provides a place where members of the community work together and the garden offers education in sustainable living, including gardening, environment care, nutrition and cooking skills.
All Hands Day
Thank you to NCL Bluebonnets, NCL The Magnolias, NCL The Woodlands, NCL Texas Laurels, NCL Texas Roses and National Charity Roundtable volunteers for helping get Veggie Village ready for spring.
The John Cooper School Interact Club
It takes a village to keep the garden growing, and we are thankful for ALL our spring volunteer groups! The John Cooper School Interact Club, thank you for giving your time at Veggie Village Wendtwoods Park in Creekside.
The Woodlands Christian Academy
Thank you to The Woodlands Christian Academy fourth grade students for
volunteering at Veggie Village as part
of their "Learning Beyond the Walls" field trip!
Girl Scout Troop #114192
We are thankful for the Girl Scout volunteers at Veggie Village Wendtwoods Park that planted cucumbers, eggplant, peppers, herbs and potatoes. The girl scouts helped prepare the garden that will provide fresh organic produce to neighbors in need through Interfaith Food Pantry and Senior Living Complexes.
Interfaith Delivers Boxed Lunches to Seniors
Caring for our senior neighbors in Montgomery County continued with spring boxed lunches. Interfaith staff delivered meals to seniors at Harvestwood and Windvale Pines for the Annual Spring Luncheon.
Don't miss your opportunity for your business to be included! A 10% early bird discount is available through April 30th. Contact one of our Business Development Associates today at 832.615.8213 or email@example.com.
Interfaith Child Development Center
Interfaith Child Development Center (ICDC) inspires children to grow, discover and develop a love of learning. A challenging educational environment that encourages and nurtures creativity, individuality and compassion.
ICDC provides transportation from some of the Woodlands area public schools including Creekside for the school age program. Programs start at 18 months - 4th grade.
There are a few spots left for the 2021-2022 school year! Call 281.292.3617 to schedule a virtual tour or visit interfaithkids.org for more information.
Interfaith Child Development Center is hiring! ClickHERE to view available full and part-time positions.
Food Pantry Needs
Interfaith Food Pantry
Each month, Interfaith's Food Pantry feeds more than 1,400 individuals. In addition to serving the families that visit Interfaith every day, the Interfaith Food Pantry also serves homebound seniors.
Host a Food Drive for Interfaith
For more information, contact Interfaith at 281.367.1230.