Interfaith of The Woodlands Encourages the Community Area Students in Need

THE WOODLANDS, TX, (Wednesday, June 19, 2019) — Interfaith of The Woodlands kicked off their annual school supply assistance program, Kits 4 Kidz, providing local CISD students with grade and school specific supplies to begin the 2019 school year. Additionally, each child will also receive a new backpack, and a voucher to The Hand Me Up Shop for a back-to-school outfit.

Each summer, hundreds of local families in crisis come to Interfaith to place their grade-and school-specific order for the upcoming school year. These school supplies packs are the same as what these students’ peers receive from their local PTOs. This ensures all children, despite their economic challenges at home, will have the same tools to be as successful as their neighbors. For families who miss the order deadline, miscellaneous supplies provided through community-wide school supplies drives will be available for pick-up at Interfaith in August.

With Interfaith’s Kits 4 Kidz program expecting to serve over 2,000 children this year, Interfaith is encouraging the community to organize school supply and backpack drives to meet the growing need. Kicking off the annual school supply drives, Sewell Audi and Infinity are hosting “Stuff the Audi” and “Stuff the Infinity” drives which will begin on July 1st. Customers, employees, and the general public are encouraged to drop off school supplies in their showroom, at Interfaith, at all participating business and retail, and at Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital. All businesses and organizations are invited to host a supplies and backpack drive to help assist Interfaith in serving all families in need. A complete list of school supplies can be found on woodlandsinterfaith.org. Distribution is in early August for students attending Conroe Independent School District schools located in South Montgomery County.

“We are grateful for the support of Sewell Audi and Infinity North Houston and encourage other businesses, individuals and organizations to get involved as well. Every child deserves to start the school year prepared with the essential tools that will help them succeed. Having the same supplies as their peers makes an enormous difference in a child’s educational experience,” shared Missy Herndon, President & CEO of Interfaith of The Woodlands. “Every year, thanks to the generosity of our community, Interfaith is able to serve every family that walks through our doors expressing need. We are grateful to our community partners who collect supplies and backpacks to help us meet this growing need,” she said.

Interfaith of The Woodlands is a non-profit social service agency providing numerous programs and services to meet the needs of The Woodlands and the surrounding area. Interfaith provides basic assistance and special programs to families experiencing a financial crisis, and supportive service through care and wellness programs for 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, to become a volunteer, or to receive school supplies please visit: woodlandsinterfaith.org or call 281-367-1230.

Kits 4 Kidz Distribution

Over 2,100 Local CISD Students Received School Supplies from Interfaith of The Woodlands

THE WOODLANDS, TX (Tuesday, August 14, 2018) — With the start of the 2018–2019 school year, Interfaith of The Woodlands served nearly 2,150 local students and 682 families in total as part of their Kits 4 Kidz program. In addition to the required school supply kits, children also received a new backpack and a voucher for a back-to-school outfit to use at the Interfaith Hand Me Up Shop. The efforts of Interfaith and its donors ensure that every child has the necessary tools for a successful school year.

This is the 34th year that Interfaith has been providing school supplies to area students. As many as 41 local schools have students that use Interfaith’s Kits 4 Kidz program for their school supplies. “Interfaith is a blessing to my family. Without this program, I’m not sure how I would be able to afford school supplies for my child,” an Interfaith client shared with Robert Reyes, Interfaith’s Program Coordinator in the Family Services department.

Interfaith’s President and CEO, Missy Herndon, says she was honored to serve these children. “By giving children the same school supply packs that the PTOs produce at the schools, we hope to ensure every child has the same opportunity for success in the classroom,” she says. “We are very thankful for the many Interfaith volunteers and donors who played an integral role in the success of this program.”

Families signed up in advance to order grade and school specific supplies; however, Interfaith also served anyone who missed the registration. Through late distribution, an additional 321 children and 123 families were able to choose miscellaneous school supplies and a new backpack from community-wide school supply drives.

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.