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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

Drop in Count of Homeless Population Indicates Progress, But Needs Remain

May 15, 2014, Rockville, MD -- Interfaith Works Interim Executive Director Priscilla Fox-Morrill said she is encouraged by the just-released results of the "point in time" survey conducted by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments in January 2014. The "snapshot" census counted 891 persons experiencing homelessness in Montgomery County, Md., a drop from the 2013 [...]

By |May 19th, 2014|Latest News|0 Comments

Fourth-graders learn the science of bread

Chances are, sometime today you will eat a little bread. Maybe you will eat a ham and cheese sandwich for lunch. Maybe you will dip a piece of Italian bread into your spaghetti sauce at dinner. Bread is one of those things that you might take for granted. But about 450 fourth-graders from four Montgomery [...]

By |April 14th, 2014|Latest News|0 Comments

Rockville elementary school collects food for homeless

By Shemaiah Ellis Special To The Gazette The Ritchie Park Elementary School PTA held its 10th annual Community Service Snack Sacks for the Homeless Event on March 27. Parents and students gathered at the Rockville school to assemble 250 sandwiches and meal bags for the Women's Shelter in Rockville that's operated by Interfaith Works. Helpers [...]

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

Looking Good

We are grateful to have partnerships with businesses that help individuals and families in need get a very welcome self-esteem boost through personal care services. Hair Cuttery's "Share A Haircut" program provided hundreds of our clients with coupons for a free shampoo, cut and blowdry at any Hair Cuttery salon in the area. The business [...]

By |April 4th, 2014|Volunteer|0 Comments

In the Bag

Families at Ritchie Park Elementary School in Rockville got together one evening recently and packed over 200 lunches for our shelter residents. Families gathered at the school for what has become an annual tradition. IW's Diana Bernhardt, program director of our Wilkins Avenue Women's Assessment Center, told the families how grateful our residents are for [...]

By |April 4th, 2014|Volunteer|0 Comments

Off on the Right Foot

Families and individuals who shop for free at our Interfaith Clothing Center were able to find a big selection of new, fashionable shoes, thanks to a donation from Jo's Comfort Zone, a footwear store in Gaithersburg, and Yaleet, an Israeli comfort footwear company.         Together they donated 100 pairs of new shoes [...]

By |April 4th, 2014|Volunteer|0 Comments

“They are many things, but ‘lazy’ is not one.”

Adam came to the US from Ethiopia in 1981, and worked as a server at the National Gallery of Art cafe for 30 years. He was laid off, struggled financially for months, and finally ended up living in his car. A friend who volunteers for Interfaith Works brought him to us, and he has taken [...]

By |February 7th, 2014|Helping Hand|0 Comments

Job Readiness Classes: Now Available in Gaithersburg

The first graduates of the Gaithersburg job readiness class celebrate with Project INFORM Outreach Coordinator Priscila Da Rocha (back in white sweater), vocational counselor Janel Thompson (center in blue sweater), and Early Head Start Team Leader Marlene Clark (far right).   Congratulations to the graduates of the first job readiness class offered in [...]

By |February 7th, 2014|Helping Hand|0 Comments
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