Giving Goes Glam Announces 2019 Event

Giving Goes Glam Announces 2019 Event

THE WOODLANDS, TX (November 21, 2018) — Interfaith of The Woodlands and Junior League of The Woodlands are pleased to announce CHI St. Luke’s Health as the Presenting Sponsor for the 2019 Giving Goes Glam Fashion Show and Luncheon, as well as Event Chairs Nicole Murphy and Emily Wilcox. The highly anticipated 8th annual event will be held at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center on Friday, April 5, 2019.

“Nicole and Emily are both deeply entrenched within this community, sharing their time and talent with many philanthropic endeavors. We are thrilled that they will be lending their expertise to Giving Goes Glam, leading an energetic and creative committee of 50 volunteers. This year is certain to be an event to remember, whose far-reaching effects will be making a difference in the lives of many families, seniors, women and children in need,” said Jennifer Colerick, Junior League of The Woodlands’ President.

The event will include a New York–style runway show highlighting fashion provided by Saks Fifth Avenue. The perfect combination of fashion, philanthropy and friendship, Giving Goes Glam’s proceeds benefit the missions of both organizations, providing programs and services for the South Montgomery County community.

“JLTW shares our commitment of service to our neighbors by providing assistance programs, educational outreach and general support for organizations, families and individuals,” shared Missy Herndon, Interfaith of The Woodlands’ President & CEO. “The heart and dedication from both groups is what drives the success of this event year after year. Since 2012, we have raised over $1.4 million, which goes directly to those that need a helping hand. We are truly grateful for the outpouring of support we receive from our donors who make this possible, and to CHI St. Luke’s Health The Woodlands for their ongoing commitment to both organizations.”

For sponsorship opportunities or further event details, please visit givinggoesglam.org or contact Carolyn Donovan, Interfaith of the Woodlands’ Director of Development, at development@woodlandsinterfaith.org or 832-615-8225.

Interfaith of The Woodlands is a nonprofit social service agency celebrating its 45th year of providing numerous programs and services to meet the needs of The Woodlands community and surrounding area. For more information on Interfaith’s programs and services or to become a volunteer, please visit woodlandsinterfaith.org or call 281-367-1230.

The Junior League of The Woodlands is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. For information on The Junior League of The Woodlands, please visit jlthewoodlands.org

(l-r) Nicole Murphy and Emily Wilcox, Event Chairs of Giving Goes Glam; Jim Parisi, President of CHI St. Luke’s The Woodlands; Diane Pardew Freeman, VP and CNO of CHI St. Luke’s The Woodlands; and Missy Herndon, President and CEO of Interfaith of The Woodlands.

Event Chairs, Emily Wilcox (left) and Nicole Murphy (right), at Saks Fifth Avenue in preparation for the New York–style runway show at Giving Goes Glam.

Thanksgiving Feast Hosted by Interfaith of The Woodlands

THE WOODLANDS, TX, (Monday, November 19, 2018) — Interfaith of The Woodlands recently hosted their annual Thanksgiving Feast for Senior Adults at the South County Community Center. There were 120 seniors in attendance who enjoyed a traditional holiday feast served by Commissioner James Noack (pictured above), Interfaith staff and volunteers.

“Our annual Thanksgiving Feast is one way that we can make a tremendous impact in the lives of Senior Adults,” said Missy Herndon, President and CEO of Interfaith of The Woodlands. “We can give the gift of food, fellowship and friendship thanks to our wonderful community that supports Interfaith’s mission of building a more loving and caring community through service.”

Alex Sutton, Vice-Chair of Interfaith’s Board of Directors, kicked off the feast, and Commissioner James Noack delivered the pledge. A highlight of the luncheon was a special performance by the Transition to Kindergarten students from Interfaith Child Development Center, who entertained the Senior Adults with Thanksgiving-themed songs and dances.

“Interfaith offers programs and services to support this community year round, whether it’s serving a holiday meal to our senior adults or providing basic needs to local families who need help,” said Lucy Gomez, Vice President of Programs. “The Thanksgiving Feast kicks off a wonderful season of giving and caring each year.”

Interfaith of The Woodlands is a nonprofit social service agency providing programs and services to meet the needs of The Woodlands and the surrounding area. Interfaith provides basic needs assistance and special programs to families experiencing a financial crisis, and supportive service through care and wellness programs to senior adults 62 and over, in addition to many community programs dedicated to improving the lives of individuals in need. For more information on Interfaith’s programs and services or to become a volunteer, please visit woodlandsinterfaith.org or call 281-367-1230.

Pictured: Missy Herndon, President and CEO or Interfaith of The Woodlands, shares a moment with the Senior Adults while serving the Thanksgiving Feast.

Pictured: Senior Adults enjoy food and fellowship at the Thanksgiving Feast, served by Interfaith staff and volunteers and hosted at the South County Community Center.

Prayers for Our Jewish Neighbors

Dear Friends of Interfaith,

Our thoughts and prayers are with our local Jewish neighbors and the entire Jewish community in our nation. Interfaith asks you to join us as we continue to share love, and care for ALL of our neighbors. The Woodlands Religious Communities, Inc., known as Interfaith of The Woodlands, was created in 1973 to bring people of ALL faiths together and build the spiritual side of our community. We are an organization whose sole purpose is to ensure that every neighbor has a spiritual home and our places of worship, representing ALL faiths, are willing to come together to build community through the beautiful acts of serving. It is during times like these, we thank our 62 member congregations, volunteers and donors, for your willingness to put aside your religious differences and come together to care and love one another.

“Hate begets hate; violence begets violence; toughness begets a greater toughness. We must meet the forces of hate with the power of love…”

-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Missy Herndon

President and CEO

Rob Johnson

Chair, Board of Directors