Dream It, Be It!

Kerri proudly showed off her nametag, something she must wear for her new job at the Target store. Sondra described her aspirations to start her own business. These women and five other residents of our women's shelter shared their dreams, experiences and challenges as part of a special series of classes presented by Soroptimist International [...]

By |October 26th, 2015|Helping Hand, Latest News, Volunteer|0 Comments

Generous Volunteer Hair Stylist Helps Women At Rockville Shelter

NBC4 Washington recently ran a human interest story focusing on a generous volunteer, Laura Reed, a stylist who donates her time to provide free haircuts to residents at our women's shelter, helping them look their best and feel good. The story is here.

By |October 12th, 2015|Helping Hand, Latest News, Volunteer|0 Comments

‘Your Work Pays Off’

We welcomed Mark (at left, with mentor Dean Hearn) back to Interfaith Works. Many years ago, Mark at 12 was the oldest in his family of six children headed by a single dad, and they desperately needed help. We connected them with a trained volunteer mentor team from St. Mark Presbyterian, who worked with the [...]

By |September 16th, 2015|Helping Hand, Latest News, Volunteer|0 Comments

‘I Got It When I Needed It the Most’

Giving Together women's giving circle The Giving Together women's giving circle recently visited our Community Vision site to hear the stories of women who will be helped, thanks to a generous grant from the group. The Giving Together volunteers not only listened to the stories, but they took the time to provide coaching [...]

By |March 9th, 2015|Volunteer|0 Comments

2015 Point In Time Census Helps Assess Homelessness Challenges

Teams of trained volunteers fanned out from Interfaith Works' Silver Spring Community Vision shelter in the dawn hours of Jan. 29 to undertake a census of people who are experiencing homelessness. The annual survey — known as the Point In Time survey — provides a crucial snapshot of the size of the homelessness problem in Montgomery [...]

By |January 29th, 2015|Volunteer|0 Comments

Job Ready!

It was a day to celebrate for Troy, shown here with our vocational counselor Daisy. He and fellow classmates Debra, Brian, Kaltouma, Corey and Qai graduated from our 12-session job readiness class. Two seats were empty, but that was good news, not bad: Corey and Qai were absent because they found jobs and were already [...]

By |January 22nd, 2015|Volunteer|0 Comments

“Come In” — From the CEO

Interfaith Works CEO Shane Rock The Interfaith Clothing Center is a beehive of activity on a Saturday morning. With so many people intersecting for different reasons, it can provide a window into the many lives touched by our work: those who need help and those who provide it. On a recent Saturday, our Director of Family [...]

By |January 22nd, 2015|Helping Hand, Volunteer|0 Comments

King Farm’s ‘Caring Bag Lady’

When Caroline Touchton opens the front door of her third-floor apartment at Ingleside at King Farm continuing-care retirement community, she's never sure what she will find. Since she moved into the community in 2009, residents regularly leave bags of clothing and other gently used items by her door. Her neighbors know that Touchton, affectionately dubbed [...]

By |July 19th, 2014|Volunteer|0 Comments

Going Above and Beyond

We are so lucky to have the support of thousands of you in our work. You help us provide essentials, such as food and clothing, to our families and individuals, and then you go above and beyond to give that something extra that makes a huge impact on those we serve. Denise Schleckser of Gaithersburg Presbyterian [...]

By |May 22nd, 2014|Helping Hand, Volunteer|0 Comments

How Does Your Garden Grow?

At Interfaith Works, the answer to this question is: with the help of hard-working volunteers who are generous with their time and knowledge, and donations from some local businesses. A team from Potomac Presbyterian Church worked together with some of our Interfaith Housing Coalition families to set up a vegetable garden. And the Master Gardeners of Montgomery County teamed [...]

By |May 22nd, 2014|Volunteer|0 Comments
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