July 2018
Kits 4 Kidz Community-Wide School Supply Drive Kicks Off
Hosted by Interfaith Young Professionals
Interfaith kicked off Kits 4 Kidz school supply drive!  Supplies being collected include markers, crayons, scissors, glue, pencils, pens, map pencils, copy paper, notebook paper, binders, pocket folders, pencil boxes/bags and backpacks. A monetary donation of $65 also allows a child to thrive with a school supply set along with a brand new backpack. 

Interfaith Young Professionals hosted the kick off for Interfaith's annual Kits 4 Kidz school supplies drive in preparation for the more than 3,000 students in need that will be served this back-to-school season.

School supplies and monetary donations will be accepted at Interfaith and many local businesses until July 26. 
For more information email: rreyes@woodlandsinterfaith.org or call: (281) 367-1230


Happy Birthday to our Founding Executive Director

IIn 1974, Interfaith's first program was created when Reverend Don Gebert visited and interviewed families living in The Woodlands. Today, over 55,000 directories are distributed to area residents each August. Rev. Gebert turned 89 in June, and Interfaith is proud to have been pioneered by this great man. We thank Rev. Gebert for building the foundation that we now call Interfaith!

Veggie Village All Hands Day

Interfaith volunteers gathered at the garden for the annual end-of-season harvesting and cleaned up our Alden Bridge Community Garden in preparation for summer cover crops Last year Veggie Village yielded more than 4,000 pounds of vegetables and berries.
Local Businesses Help Out with Senior Bingo

Volunteers from insurance company Gallagher and Morgan Stanley Financial Advisors served lunch and coordinated bingo for our Senior Neighbors. Bingo is held every Monday and Thursday at the South County Community Center.

Serving Our Neighbors
We were delighted to have several different groups serving our neighbors in June. Projects included yard work and maintenance for our neighbors who need a helping hand. Thank you to Christ Church United Methodist, the Texas NCLs, and The Woodlands Township Sunny Dayz Teen Camp.

Success at the Senior Crafts

Seniors came together at the South County Community Center to make patriotic wreaths out of styrofoam and cupcake wrappers. Thank you, Zoe, one of Interfaith's All-Star Volunteers, for your service!

IYP Executive Speaker Series Features Sallie Rainer, Entergy CEO

The Interfaith Young Professionals were thrilled to have Entergy of Texas, Inc.'s President and CEO, Sallie Rainer, speak with them as their Executive Speaker for June. An Interfaith Board Member, Rainer told stories from her professional career at Entergy. Rainer focused on the importance of businesses contributing to their communities through charity. She said, " What you do as somebody in business needs to be supporting the community . . . for the enrichment of your own being."

WOW Science Camp Food Drive

Campers at the WOW Science Camp generously collected food for Interfaith Food Pantry.


Woodforest National Bank: Senior Food Bagging

Thank you to the volunteers from Woodforest National Bank for partnering with Interfaith to prepare grocery bags for senior grocery delivery. Interfaith of The Woodlands delivers groceries to seniors each month.  We are grateful to Woodforest National Bank for helping to feed our senior neighbors!
Eagle Scout Food Drive Delivery

Moses Ouzounian  donated over 1,000 pounds of food to the Interfaith Food Pantry as part of his Eagle Scout project. With help from family and his congregation , he organized the donated food by date and type so that we at Interfaith can feed our neighbors in need.

Cookout at Tangle Brush Villa
Residents of Tangle Brush Villa had a great time at our cookout in June. While some of us at Interfaith grilled the hot dogs and burgers, the residents provided dishes of their own, including dirty rice, barbecue baked beans, and cornbread. There's nothing better than good friends and good food!

Each month Interfaith's Food Pantry feeds nearly 1,500 individuals. In addition to serving the families that visit Interfaith every day, the Interfaith Food Pantry also serves home bound Seniors. Volunteers help package and delivers groceries to 185 Seniors in the senior complexes once a month.

Host a Food Drive for Interfaith

Download this flyer  for more information on how to hold a food drive. For more information, contact Interfaith at 281-367-1230. 

Save The Date!
Day of Caring

Join us for a community-wide food drive! Help us reach a goal of 45,000 pounds of food.

Date: Friday, October 5, 2018
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: 4242 Interfaith Way, The Woodlands, TX 77381

We are asking any corporation, individual, or organization wishing to participate to collect food and drop it off during our Day of Caring celebration on Friday, October 5. Those interested can email  hmayer@woodlandsinterfaith.org