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Maryvale students collect warm clothing for Interfaith Clothing Center

Children at Rockville school gather four large boxes By Peggy McEwan Staff Writer Tom Fedor/The Gazette Spreading the warmth (From left) Stella Shanker, 9, Okeyo Ayungo, 11, and Annelise Jeung, 8, students at Maryvale Elementary School in Rockville, along with staff pack donated clothing Thursday for Interfaith Works Clothing Center of Rockville. Employees from Two [...]

By |December 16th, 2014|Latest News|0 Comments

More Than A Piece of Paper

At first, Maria's needs seemed pretty straightforward -- she needed help finding a job. But after more conversation with Priscila da Rocha, Interfaith Works' Project INFORM outreach coordinator, it became clear the help Maria truly needed most was finding safety—she was living with an abusive spouse and needed to get out. Slowly but surely, over many [...]

By |December 8th, 2014|Helping Hand|0 Comments

Park Potomac community collects school supplies at ice cream social

Annual Park Potomac event growing and giving more By Peggy McEwan Staff Writer Bill Ryan/The Gazette (From left) Residents George Flett, Carol Flett, Bernie Zeigler and Chris Dynek chat during Park Potomac's annual Ice Cream Social for Charity on Thursday to collect school supplies and backpacks for Interfaith Works. Six years ago, several neighbors in [...]

By |August 27th, 2014|Latest News|0 Comments

Rockville woman delivers donations for the neighborhood

Neighbors aid resident's donation efforts to aid homeless By Peggy McEwan Staff Writer Dan Gross/The Gazette Caroline Touchton of Rockville regularly collects donated clothing and household items from other residents in her King Farm community and delivers them to charities. Caroline Touchton is affectionately known among her neighbors as the "caring bag lady." When she [...]

By |August 4th, 2014|Latest News|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

Montgomery County finalizes Silver Spring land swap deal

Agreement will give Progress Place 21 small apartments to help homeless By Aline Barros Staff Writer Montgomery County on July 7 finalized an agreement with a Bethesda-based developer to build a new county homeless shelter in Silver Spring. The county will get a new four-story building on a county-owned property behind Fire Station 1. The [...]

By |July 15th, 2014|Latest News|0 Comments

‘We are a faith community that cares’

Twelve hundred men and women of all ages sat solemnly Tuesday night, trying to make sense of the brutal killing of three young Israeli students, "our boys" as they were referred to over and over during a community-wide memorial service at Congregation B'nai Israel in Rockville. Community and religious leaders alike, including Rev. Lynn Strauss [...]

By |July 9th, 2014|Latest News|0 Comments


Rockville, MD -- Interfaith Works' Board of Directors has named Shane Rock as the organization's new Chief Executive Officer. Interfaith Works is a leading social service agency in Montgomery County, providing an array of services to help thousands of vulnerable individuals and families move from crisis to stability. Rock comes to Interfaith Works following an [...]

By |June 26th, 2014|Latest News|0 Comments

Montgomery County 100,000 Homes Campaign Helps Push the National 100,000 Homes Campaign Over the Finish Line

Representatives from the local Montgomery County 100,000 Homes Campaign to celebrate achieving the national goal to house 100,000 homeless individuals.   ROCKVILLE, MD, June 9, 2014— On Wednesday, June 11 at 11:30 a.m., the national 100,000 Homes Campaign will hold a press conference to announce that the 100,000th person has moved into permanent housing. The [...]

By |June 26th, 2014|Latest News|0 Comments

Women’s shelter art bike ties for first at Gaithersburg festival

"Patches" represents reassembly of lives By Brittany Cheng Special To The Gazette Brittany Cheng/The Gazette "Patches," the yarn-bombed art bike, tied for first place in the art bikes contest at the annual Celebrate! Gaithersburg in Olde Town festival on June 8. Kate F. said no — at first. She had been attending weekly knitting lessons [...]

By |June 18th, 2014|Latest News|0 Comments
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