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Interfaith Holiday Giving Helps 6,000

Dr. Ann Snyder, President and CEO of Interfaith of The Woodlands and the fourth-grade honor choir from Snyder Elementary.

Dr. Ann Snyder, President and CEO of Interfaith of The Woodlands and the fourth-grade honor choir from Snyder Elementary.

Outreach Programs In The Woodlands Include Gifts For Seniors, Adopt-A-Family And Holiday Toy Drive

The holiday season was a very busy time at Interfaith of The Woodlands with staff and volunteers spreading holiday goodness and cheer to more than 6,000 people of all ages.

Each year, Interfaith provides holiday outreach programs to those in need. Interfaith’s Holiday GIVING Programs provide families, children and seniors with gifts and food to make their holiday season special. These programs help to ease some of the stress of the season for families experiencing financial crisis. Many individuals, families, congregations, organizations and other groups generously donated time, funds and gifts.

“Through Interfaith’s Holiday GIVING Program, including Adopt-A-Family, Interfaith’s Holiday Toy Drive, Gifts for Seniors, and Senior parties, Interfaith is able to spread joy to a large number of individuals in our community during the busy holiday season,” said Dr. Ann Snyder, president and CEO of Interfaith of The Woodlands.

Each family that was adopted received gifts, food from the Interfaith Food Pantry and clothing vouchers to the Hand Me Up Shop. As in previous years, all qualified families and seniors were adopted by residents throughout the area.

Each year, The Woodlands Central Fire Station hosts Interfaith’s Holiday Toy store, which offers families an opportunity to come in and go shopping at no cost. The parents were able to select toys so their children would have a wonderful morning to wake up to during the holiday season. “Being a single parent financially, I wasn’t able to buy gifts this year, but Interfaith stepped in during the holiday season and made a big impact on my family,” shared a mother looking for gifts for two of her children. “They went above and beyond to make a difference for my kids. I do not know what I would do without Interfaith.”

Through the Gifts for Seniors program, Interfaith Senior Services make a difference by providing special gifts to local seniors. Interfaith also hosts festive parties and events seniors attend. “A lot of the people don’t have family so this is their family, and we are just so grateful to Interfaith for hosting such a wonderful events for us,” said Barbette Knobloch, a senior client.

“We are thrilled to be able to make an impact in so many lives this holiday season while continuing to help fulfill Interfaith’s mission of building a more loving and caring community through service,” shared Dr. Snyder.

Interfaith of The Woodlands is a non-profit social service agency providing numerous programs and services in The Woodlands and the surrounding area. For more information or to become a volunteer, call 281-367-1230 or visit woodlandsinterfaith.org.

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