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

Choice Hotels Transforms Wilkins Avenue Women’s Assessment Center

More than 80 volunteers from Choice Hotels transformed our Wilkins Avenue Women's Assessment Center in Rockville last month through an amazing array of projects. The full day of service was facilitated by Rebuilding Together, a nonprofit that connects corporate volunteers with worthy projects.   Choice replaced the mattresses and bedding on all 65 beds at [...]

By |December 6th, 2013|Volunteer|0 Comments

Friends In Action: A Lasting Friendship

Almost 20 years ago, our church decided to mentor a family through Community Ministry of Montgomery County (now known as Interfaith Works). It became one of the most inspiring times of my life. Mary was a single parent needing support as she worked, went to college, and mothered a fourth-grader with learning disabilities. Five of [...]

By |October 14th, 2013|Volunteer|0 Comments

A New Year, A New Grandson

My passion for helping started in 2000 when I was diagnosed with leukemia and was told I had four or five years to live. I decided I would make every day count because each day I had was a gift. It has been 13 years now and I am doing very well. On July 28, [...]

By |September 30th, 2013|Volunteer|0 Comments

Meet Extend Yoga

Program: Wilkins Avenue Women's Assessment Center Volunteer since: January 2012 What is your favorite thing about volunteering?  "Even for an hour a week, we know that we are helping provide a safe, comfortable environment where participants can move, stretch, and get exercise for not only their bodies, but minds as well. It's always fun to [...]

By |July 15th, 2013|Volunteer|0 Comments

Meet Dean and Dorothy Hearn

When it comes to the volunteer contributions of Dean and Dorothy Hearn, it might be easier to list what they haven't done (yet) for Interfaith Works, because they have done so much: making meals for our shelter, supporting database needs at our Interfaith Clothing Center, singing in our Hope Choir, and more. But at the [...]

By |July 15th, 2013|Volunteer|0 Comments

The Hope Choir Debut

The Interfaith Works Hope Choir made its debut performance at the 2013 Hope Builder's Breakfast, welcoming everyone and closing the breakfast in song. The choir featured singers from Rockville United Church, The People's Community Baptist Church, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Saint Mark Presbyterian, as well as IW staff and volunteers. Andrea Hines joined [...]

By |July 15th, 2013|Volunteer|0 Comments
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