Interfaith Ministries Services
Who are the needy??
Operations - Clothes Closet
single Mom, of two school age children, who has recently had her work
hours cut-back. Groceries twice a month will help her provide
meals for her children until she finds more work.
Grandmother, retired and on a fixed income, who has taken in four
toddler grandchildren – their parents have left town to find work; they
have been gone for two months. She finds the help with groceries
and clothes essential in making a secure home for the children.
veteran, elderly and homeless, who is caught in the process of
simultaneously applying for benefits and housing. He visits
Interfaith for a chat and basic food for a few days and an occasional
clean set of clothes.
is Tracy Interfaith Ministries’ ‘clothes closet’? The end
product is a ‘store’ where a client or the client-family ‘shops’ for
garments, shoes, coats or bedding for those in their household.
However, there are two major phases before the ‘store’ is ready for
New or gently used garments, shoes and bedding are received.
Every item is donated by members of the community and local
businesses. Donations are received daily at the back door by
volunteers. Donors are provided a receipt. There is one large
room that provides temporary storage.
From the receiving area, the donations make way to the ‘sorting’ room –
where each week dozens of volunteers inspect each item and are then
placed in the ‘store’ areas designated for men, women and children by
The “Clothes Closet”, made ready by our donors and volunteers, meets the needs of clients five days a week.
Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - noon
| Director's Corner
Fall is with us!! Blessing to you and your loved ones.
Yours in the Lord's service,
July & August 2015 saw a continuing flow of compassionate care from
the faithful of Tracy Interfaith Ministries' donors in the form of help
for students returning to school. TIM distributed 873 backpacks and
school supplies: 779 backpacks and supplies were purchased with donations; 102 backpacks were donated.
* Four year-old Nia
is our lead donor; she gifted 42 backpacks which she collected
as 'birthday gifts' from her guest to her 4th birthday party -
rather than presents for herself! In addition to backpacks and school
supplies, Nia collected $400 in donations for our Back-To-School
* Edward Jones' office on B Street
graciously reached out and accepted donations for the backpack drive -
a convenient location for donors during the business day. They also
hosted a Tracy Chamber Mixer requesting backpacks.
* For the hundreds of children able to begin school with new backpacks
and supplies, this outpouring of support makes a great difference in
both their eagerness to start the new year and being ready with what
they need to begin classroom work.
Time in your week to share with good company for a worthy cause?
student volunteers are back in school, so we are a little short of help
again. Hours are between 10 am - 2 pm Monday - Friday, and Saturday 10
am - Noon. Most of our adult volunteers work one day a week, arriving
between 9:30 am - 9:45 am and usually leaving by 2:30 pm.
- still looking for a few more good men. Presence of security is most
effective, with rare need for 'intervention' when one of clients
We want to thank all of those who make our work possible;
the volunteers who give so much of their time, the donors who give so
generously of their cash and all of those who give us food, clothing
and household supplies. It’s a team effort and we’ve got a great team.
How We Served in July 2015
Clients Served - 4,894 (1,989 children)
Meals Provided - 67,617
Clothing Room Visits: 1,011
Working Days - 20