INTERFAITH ANNOUNCES COMMUNITY-WIDE HOLIDAY GIVING CAMPAIGN

THE WOODLANDS, TX (Monday, November 8, 2021) – As the 2021 holiday season approaches, Interfaith of The Woodlands is making plans to assist families, children and seniors in need through the annual Interfaith Holiday GIVING programs.

Interfaith invites our community to celebrate with the gift of giving by participating in the Holiday GIVING programs, each of which helps brighten the holiday season with gifts and food for our neighbors in need: Adopt-A-Family, Toy Drive, and Gifts For Seniors. Each program enables Interfaith, with the help of our generous community and volunteers, to meet the very specific needs of those in need this holiday season.

Adopt-A-Family program matches community sponsors to families in need of help. Interfaith provides a list of gift ideas for the sponsored family members. Holiday Toy Drive offers the community an opportunity to collect toys for children of all ages. Families requesting assistance are able to choose gifts for their children from a variety of donated toys. Gifts for Seniors program provides hand-delivered holiday gifts to senior adults, ages 62 and older, in need of holiday cheer.

Interfaith invites all community members to hold food drives and collect non-perishable items to fill our pantry shelves. This is especially a great time to collect holiday food items. Click here to see our Holiday Food Pantry needs. In addition, Interfaith will be accepting Walmart gift cards in $25 increments and grocery gift cards in $20 increments to distribute to our families and seniors for holiday assistance. If your business or organization would like to hold a food, toy or gift card drive, Interfaith can provide you with a list of suggestions.

“Each year, thousands of children and Seniors receive food, gifts and holiday cheer through Interfaith, donated by our amazing community,” said Missy Herndon, President and CEO, Interfaith of The Woodlands. “Our goal is the bring people together in the name of service. We believe everyone deserves to celebrate the holidays, feel loved and cared for. Our programs and wonderful donors make that mission possible.”

For details on all Interfaith Holiday GIVING programs, including how to get involved, important dates and contacts, or for assistance, please visit woodlandsinterfaith.org/holidaygiving or call 281-367-1230.

Interfaith of The Woodlands is a nonprofit social service agency providing programs and services to meet the needs of The Woodlands and surrounding area. Interfaith provides basic needs assistance and special programs to families experiencing financial crisis, and supportive service through care and wellness programs to senior adults, 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.

COVID- Update from President and CEO

Dear Friends of Interfaith,

While crisis inherently incites fear of the unknown, I am always overwhelmed by the goodness of our community. You rise to the occasion despite the most difficult of circumstances and give with your heart, allowing Interfaith to serve our neighbors in need, with groceries from our Food Pantry and financial assistance to help with a portion of rent, mortgage, or utility bills.

During the month of March, your gifts allowed Interfaith to:

  • Serve 3,132 individuals through our Food Pantry; a 100% increase over March 2019
  • Provide crisis assistance to 1,853 individuals; a 30% increase over March 2019
  • Care for our Senior neighbors, increasing their grocery deliveries from monthly to weekly, as requested the need increases, Interfaith pledges to continue our weekly curbside Food Pantry distribution, feeding all families who ask for help.

Additionally, crisis assistance is provided all day, every day, by telephone. The COVID-19 global pandemic has changed our world in ways we never expected, but through it all, the spirit of our community remains strong.

Thank you for helping us fulfill our 46-year mission of building a more loving and caring community through service. I am humbled to serve alongside you and am deeply grateful for your steadfast generosity.

Thank you,
Missy Herndon
Interfaith President & CEO

How Can You Help?

  • FOOD DRIVES
    Non-perishable food donations accepted on: Wednesdays from 9-11am. Download food pantry list here.
  • DONATIONS
    All monetary donations will help fund crisis assistance efforts and provide food for individuals and families with job or wage losses. Make a Donation Online Here.

HOURS OF OPERATION

In an effort to reduce employee and client interaction, but continue serving at a level of excellence, please see the following changes in service:

  • Disaster Financial Assistance: BY PHONE (281)367-1230
    Monday – Thursday,  9am-4pm
  • Food Pantry Distribution: DRIVE-THRU ONLY
    Tuesday and Thursdays: 10am-3pm
    4242 Interfaith Way, The Woodlands, TX 77381
  • For Senior Grocery Delivery or Resources:
    Please Call (281)367-1230
    Monday – Thursday, 9am – 4pm