HOUSTON (February 15, 2023) – Join Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston on Saturday, February 25, 2023, at Hotel ZaZaMuseum District for the annual Wags & Whiskers Brunch benefiting Animeals. Beginning at 11:30 a.m. event guests will enjoy the “World Series Champs” themed event featuring a delicious menu, exciting silent auction, and pet fashion show.

Emcee Casey Curry alongside Brunch Co-Chairs April Ayers and Heather Birdsall-Knowlan have an inspiring program planned honoring longtime Animeals and Meals on Wheels donor Jim Sikorski. For many years, Jim has hosted his birthday party as a fundraiser for IM and for Legacy Community Health.

The event will be attended by over 250 guests. Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston would like to thank the event’s lead sponsor and lifelong animal advocate Fred G. Marshall, who gives in loving memory of his wife Linda. Other major sponsors include: Susanne and Randall Evans, Ann and Ron Kaesermann, Maureen Quirk and Lesley Harris, and the Don A. Sanders Family Foundation.

Interfaith Ministries’ Animeals program faithfully serves the beloved furry companions of homebound seniors. When Meals on Wheels drivers discovered seniors were sharing their own food with their pets, Interfaith Ministries launched Animeals to provide much needed pet food, toys, and preventative vet care. Since its inception over a decade ago, Animeals has grown to serve over 1,000 cats and dogs across the city.

Individual tickets are still available as well as opportunities to sponsor the event. Sponsorship packages range from $2,500 to $25,000. Tickets and packages are available at https://www.imgh.org/events-wags or for more information, contact Maria Magee at 713-533- 4924 or mmagee@imgh.org.


A United Way partner, Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (Interfaith Ministries) brings people of diverse faith traditions together for dialogue, collaboration, and service, as a demonstration of our shared beliefs. Interfaith Ministries provides four main services: Meals on Wheels for Greater Houston and Galveston County which delivers more than 1.7 million meals each year to homebound seniors and people with disabilities across five counties; Refugee Services which, in conjunction with the U.S. State Department, resettles thousands of refugees in Houston; Interfaith Relations and Community Partnerships, which provides community services fostering understanding, respect and engagement among Houstonians of all faiths; the Vic Samuels Center for Volunteerism and Civic Service, which establishes a positive and lasting impact on the Greater Houston community through organized service and leadership through Volunteer Houston and SERVE HOUSTON. For more information, visit https://www.imgh.org.