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AllAgesView – Donations for Fall

All Ages View
By Sofia Johnson

Happy November Modesto! This month I would like to take the time to tell you about Interfaith Ministries (IMF), a service organization fighting for the health of our citizens. Whether it is providing healthy food options through Feed Modesto Programs or giving access to emotional support through Humanitarian Services, Interfaith Ministries—as their website describes—is “motivated by love and united by faith.”

We are so fortunate to have passionate members of our community that are about building a better Modesto. Our dear friend, Patty Castillo Davis works very hard to support this organization and as she describes it, “Interfaith Ministries accepts donations, however you wish to commit. They serve 1000 families each month through their clothes closet and many of these people are homeless and cannot store personal items because they live nomadic lives. Clothes that are new/gently used or monetary gifts are wonderful.”

As a high school student, I can tell you how special the formal events are for me and my friends. One of my favorite programs that Interfaith Ministries offers is their Prom Shoppe. Here, formal attire is displayed on nice racks and their site is set up like a boutique. Young men and women can pick out clothes in this welcoming environment and families do not need to worry about the cost. All of the clothes are donated by community members like me and you!

As winter approaches, and we think of the challenges that await the less fortunate in our community, we all have an opportunity to make a contribution and make a difference. Please look in your closet and find that gently used coat that you no longer use. Look for the formal wear that used to fit you. You can drop off donations of clothes, food and household items at Interfaith Ministries, 120 Kerr Avenue, Modesto, CA 95354 at the large roll-up door with the sign that says “DONATIONS” or go to their website for other ways to contribute and if you’re inspired, you can volunteer your time as well! So, if you’ve ever wondered how we can help kids our age with the challenges they face, Interfaith Ministries is a great place to start!

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