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BEST FRIENDS BRUNCH RAISES MORE THAN $100,000 FOR AniMeals ON WHEELS

BEST FRIENDS BRUNCH RAISES MORE THAN $100,000 FOR AniMeals ON WHEELS

2018-04-12T12:52:01+00:00 February 14th, 2018|

On the heels of fashion week in New York City, a pet fashion show in Houston stole the hearts of elite animal advocates at the Feb. 10 Best Friends Brunch – a fundraiser that brought in $100,000 for AniMeals, a program of IM that feeds the pets of Meals on Wheels’ homebound seniors. Susan Boggio, [...]

THE REV. GREGORY HAN EXPLORES THE RICH HISTORY OF LENT AND ITS MODERN PRACTICES

2018-02-14T16:09:32+00:00 February 14th, 2018|

The Christian season of Lent is the 40 days before Easter. Lent is a variation of the word, “lengthen,” which refers to the lengthening of days as spring arrives. This year, Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14. On this day, you may see Christians with ashes on their foreheads if they attended services at [...]

MEALS ON WHEELS VOLUNTEER IS SPOTLIGHTED ON TELEVISION

2018-04-12T12:52:01+00:00 February 7th, 2018|

Meals on Wheels volunteer Jessie McComas “inherited” her route in Katy from a friend who moved out of state. The seniors on the route were so precious that her friend wanted to hand-select the person who would take over. McComas was first on the list and asked to tag along during a morning delivery. McComas [...]

IM PUTS UNIQUE SPIN ON MLK DAY SERVICE PROJECTS

2018-04-12T12:52:01+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|

Martin Luther King, Jr. has inspired multiple generations to be respectful of all humanity and to serve with an open-hearted spirit. On Jan. 15, IM furthered that mission by arranging a Day of Service through its ILEAD program for students grades six through 12. More than 200 youths of varying backgrounds and faiths gathered at [...]

REFUGEE SHARES HEARTFELT STORY ON ANNIVERSARY OF REFUGEE BAN

2018-02-02T16:07:56+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|

All were silent as Salemu Alimasi, a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo, told the heart-wrenching story of being separated from his parents at just six years old for 1.5 years during his home country’s civil war. Later found by his grandfather and eventually united with his parents, Alimasi spent a collective five years [...]

Volunteers of the Month

2018-01-25T16:01:42+00:00 January 25th, 2018|

IM celebrated its 2017 Volunteers of the Month with a dinner at Café Adobe in Northwest Houston on Jan. 19. We’re thankful for all of our 4,000+ volunteers, as our programs would not be successful without their help!

Precious Partnerships

2018-04-12T12:52:01+00:00 January 24th, 2018|

If it were not for partnerships, Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston would not be able to offer its many services to the great number of people who depend on them. Both donations and volunteers are necessary to deliver meals each week day to 4,200 seniors through the Meals on Wheels program. The city of Houston [...]

Help a senior Meals on Wheels client stay warm!

2018-04-12T12:52:01+00:00 January 10th, 2018|

HOUSTONIANS RESPOND TO SENIORS’ NEEDS BY DONATING SPACE HEATERS   Winter in Houston this year has been over the top. The multiple days of ice, snow and sub-freezing temperatures have perhaps hit our seniors the hardest, especially those who cannot heat their homes. After realizing that many of their clients were shivering in their [...]

Volunteer of December: Kim Eastman

2018-04-12T12:52:02+00:00 December 5th, 2017|

Kim Eastman is a tireless volunteer in many roles at Interfaith Ministries. She contributes many hours as a mentor to a refugee family. Here are Kim’s thoughts about that experience. "Refugee families do not need you to save them. They need you to help them navigate their new life–and how that looks is as different [...]

Volunteer of the Month

2018-04-12T12:52:02+00:00 November 13th, 2017|

  Sonya Reyna has been a steady and enthusiastic aniMeals driver since February of 2011 and so much more. She regularly leads groups of volunteers from American Express, her workplace, as well as Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, helping package breakfast bags for our Meals on Wheels clients and pet food for aniMeals delivery. Thoughtfulness [...]