Tracy Interfaith Ministries
Our Vision:Tracy Interfaith Ministries (T.I.M.) is an interactive group of participating church bodies whose ministry is to the community in need. We have been called forth to give temporary and emergency service to all those who knock on our door in that we may glorify God through this ministry.
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        Tracy Interfaith Ministries Services

Who are the needy??
  • A 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.
  • A 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.
  • A 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.
Operations - Clothes Closet

What 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 clients.

1) 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.

2) 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 size, etc.

The “Clothes Closet”, made ready by our donors and volunteers, meets the needs of clients five days a week.

                 Operating Hours

Client Services
   Monday - Friday  10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    Monday - Friday  10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    Saturday   10 a.m. -  noon


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Director's Corner

Fall is with us!! Blessing to you and your loved ones.

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 distribution.

* 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?
Our 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.
Security Guards - still looking for a few more good men. Presence of security is most effective, with rare need for 'intervention' when one of clients becomes belligerent.

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. 

Yours in the Lord's service,
       Darlene Quinn,

    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

311 West Grant Line Road
Tracy, CA 95376
Office: 209-836-5424
FAX: 209-836-5096
Hours: 10am - 2pm Mon-Fri
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Last Update: 09/06/2015