Interfaith Honors Volunteers this Month
Interfaith is honoring volunteers throughout the month of April! Food Pantry, Hand Me Up Shop, Veggie Village, Senior Transportation, Senior Programs, volunteers at The South County Community Center and more. Last year, there were 22,976 volunteer hours. Thank you to all of our volunteers that help us our fulfill our mission of building a more loving and caring community through service.
2022 Hometown Heroes
The Woodlands Celebration of Excellence Gala, presented by Huntsman, welcomed over 600 guests at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center on Friday, April 1.
Co-chaired by DeAnn Guidry and Nicole Murphy, the gala themed, “The Miracle of Interfaith,” honored the 2022 Hometown Heroes. The evening was dedicated to Rev. Don Gebert, Interfaith’s Founding Executive Director that passed away in March 2021. 

Mr. George P. Mitchell inducted the first class of Hometown Heroes in 1999, as part of The Woodlands’ 25th Anniversary celebration. Since this time, 151 individuals, businesses and non-profit organizations have received this honor. Congratulations to this year's Hometown Heroes that were honored! Click here to read more about each hero.
2022 Hometown Heroes: Walt Lisiewski, Paula Klapesky, Tim Welbes, Canopy Cancer Survivorship Center (represented by Justin Kendrick), Texas Children's Hospital The Woodlands (represented by Ketrese White)
Anonymous Hero (not pictured)
The Woodlands Arts Council Donates
"Canned Art Sculpture" to Interfaith Food Pantry
The Woodlands Arts Council and the National Charity League - The Magnolias Chapter assembled a Canned Art Installation 3-D replica of "Celebrating Abundance", an oil on metal by Guilloume Perez, a featured artist at The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival in April. The replica was made out of 3,333 food cans occupying a 24’ tall by 24’ wide area of space. We are grateful to The Woodlands Arts Council for donating the non-perishable food cans to Interfaith Food Pantry that will serve our neighbors in need.
Pictured: Lucy Gomez, VP Programs & Operations, Interfaith of The Woodlands; The Woodlands Mall staff; James Stilwell, The Woodlands Arts Council Board President; Jenny Carattini-Wright, Executive Director, The Woodlands Arts Council; Ted Harris, General Manager The Woodlands Mall; and Missy Herndon, President & CEO, Interfaith of The Woodlands
Hand Me Up Shop
We love our volunteers at the Shop!
We are thankful for the many volunteers who donate their time at the Shop! To volunteer at the Hand Me Up Shop, click here.
The Woodlands High School Theater
Christ Church United Methodist
The Woodlands High School Student Council
Crane ChemPharma & Energy
Cypress Woodlands
Junior Forum
Boutique Volunteers
Interfaith's Woman of Distinction
Karla Oubre will be honored in May at the Women of Distinction luncheon. Karla has volunteered at the Hand Me Up Shop for 10 years. We are so thankful for her dedication and service to Interfaith!

Pictured: Lucy Gomez, Ryan Reyna, Natalie Healy, Karla Oubre, Laurie Oglesby, and Missy Herndon
Over 200 Volunteers for Serving Our Seniors
Serving Our Seniors is a day of service to assist senior adults in our community with yard maintenance and light repairs at their homes.

On Saturday, March 26, over 200 volunteers gathered to help complete these service projects, making a big difference in the lives of our senior residents. Interfaith thanks our many volunteers who make this program possible!
On The Go
On the Go Mobile Food Distribution served
475 neighbors with food to prepare meals for those facing food insecurity.
Veggie Village
Thank you to our long-time volunteers that help us at Veggie Village! The garden provides fresh produce through Interfaith Food Pantry for families and Senior adults in need.
Interfaith Child
Development Center
Our program provides care for students in Kindergarten through fourth grade. We provide transportation from many of the Woodlands area public schools. Children are provided a home-away-from-home atmosphere while at ICDC.
Children engage in diverse activities, including arts and crafts, games and wonderful social interaction with friends and peers. We have a few spots left for Fall 2022. Register here!

Phone: 281-292-3617
Email: icdc@woodlandsinterfaith.org
Website: interfaithkids.org
The Woodlands Community & Business Directory
Print directories were delivered early 2022. If you missed getting a copy, stop by Interfaith to get yours today. Visit our online directory at woodlandsdirectory.com. The print and online directory provides important information like emergency numbers, government and community resources, public education information, entertainment and shopping resources. In addition, the Directory also has white and yellow business pages as well as Medical, Dental, Restaurant, Hospitality and Golf Guides. Interfaith of The Woodlands Community & Business Directory profit supports Programs & Services for Interfaith of The Woodlands.
Five Who Share Awards Breakfast
On Friday, February 25, Interfaith celebrated the contribution of five nominees for their service to our community at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center with an awards breakfast made possible by Presenting Sponsor, Huntsman Corporation.

Thank you to the honorees for your unwavering support and service to many organizations in our community!
Pictured front row l-r: Chardelle Adelson, Constable Ryan Gable, Alison Henderson, Brian Pellon, Theresa Wagaman; back row l-r: Interfaith President & CEO Missy Herndon, Congressman Kevin Brady, Nelda Luce Blair, Interfaith Board Chairman Will Murphy
Interfaith Senior Program Highlights
Senior Dance & Mixer
Spring Luncheon
Chinese New Year Luncheon & Fashion Show

A Chinese New Year luncheon and traditional Chinese fashion show welcomed senior residents in February to celebrate the Year of the Tiger. Attendees enjoyed lunch thanks to Dr. Patrick Chiang and entertainment by Houston Fashion Show and Woodlands Arts Group!
Upcoming Events
Women Empowering Women Business Breakfast Panel

Interfaith Community Clinic's event, Women Empowering Women, is on Friday, May 6. An intimate conversation with women who are leading the way throughout Montgomery County and beyond.

We hope you join us for the Women Empowering Women breakfast at 7:30 am at The Westin at The Woodlands. Click here to register. This event benefits Interfaith Community Clinic.
Upcoming Senior Activities
Seniors Dance & Mixer
Interfaith will host Seniors Dance & Mixer for senior residents. Enjoy live music by: Texas Ramblers

Thursday, May 5
6 PM - 8 PM

The South County Community Center
For more information call Jessica at 832-615-8234.
Volunteer Opportunities
Interfaith provides and oversees volunteers for designated community events, and in return, these events donate funds to Interfaith to support our Programs & Services. We have committed to filling volunteer positions for Ironman Texas and Insperity Invitational; please consider covering a shift or two to help us out!
Memorial Hermann Ironman Texas April 19-23

Volunteer shifts are available Tuesday, April 18, through Saturday, April 23, to help with athlete packet stuffing and registration, swim practice, volunteer tent and women's change tent.

This opportunity is open to the general public, and volunteers must be at least 14 years of age.
Click here for event details and to sign up for volunteer shifts.

Insperity Invitational
April 27-May 1

Interfaith oversees all Admissions and Will Call positions for this golf tournament. Volunteers are needed Wednesday, April 27, through Friday, April 29, to assist with taking tickets and distribution of programs and giveaways. Volunteer with a friend and enjoy the beautiful spring weather together!

This opportunity is open to the general public, and volunteers must be at least 15 years of age. Click here for more information.
Conversation ESL Classes Offered
Conversation ESL classes offered at Interfaith of The Woodlands.

Please call 281-367-1230 to register or for more information.
School Supplies
Interfaith will be signing up families starting May 23rd that need assistance for school supplies in the 2022-2023 school year. Please contact Interfaith at 281-367-1230 to set up an appointment or for more information.
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 Food Pantry also serves homebound seniors.

Host a Food Drive for Interfaith Food Pantry
For more information, contact Interfaith at 281-367-1230. 

Food donations can be dropped off at Interfaith Monday through Friday from 8:30AM to 4PM.
Best of The Woodlands

THANK YOU again for voting! Interfaith of The Woodlands is grateful to once again receive Woodlands Online Best of The Woodlands!
1st place for Best Nonprofit, 1st place for Best Elderly Care & Senior Nursing Services, 3rd place Best Preschool - Interfaith Child Development Center