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Interfaith Coalition provides emergency and transitional housing for homeless families, shelter for homeless men and women during extreme weather, and support for our marginalized neighbors in Whatcom County.

Melody's Story: Moving Forward, Giving Back

You Can Help: Little Things Mean a Lot!

cosmetics bag and razor

Donations of new/unopened, travel-sized containers of lotion, toothpaste, shampoo, and conditioner, as well as toothbrushes, razors, lip balm, and new socks are needed.  These items are distributed through our CAST Program which provides a simple meal four nights each week on the street to those who are hungry.

Do you knit?  If so, consider knitting warm scarves and hats for our Project Warm Up!  This program distributes warm items to thousands of people through our Winter Coat Drive, at our Severe Weather Shelters, and on the streets through CASTDon’t knit anymore?  We will gratefully accept your yarn donations and make them available to those who knit items for us.

Bring all items to the Interfaith Coalition office at St. James Presbyterian Church, 910 14th Street, Bellingham.  Call 734-3983 for more information.

Children’s Books Wanted!

The “summer slide” is not a piece of playground equipment. It’s the learning loss students experience while not participating in educational activities during summer vacation. Low-income students lose two to three months of reading over the course of a summer, according to the National Summer Learning Association.

To combat the “summer slide,” volunteers will gather and distribute books for Alderwood Elementary School students this summer at the weekly pop-up Food Bank. A large percentage of Alderwood students are low-income and have limited access to the library and to books in their homes.

Do you have new or slightly-used children’s books appropriate for ages five through 12 years old? Please call us at 360-734-3983 or drop your books by the Interfaith Coalition office. We will happily take your books to Alderwood Elementary. Thanks for helping Interfaith Coalition fight the “summer slide!”

 

Upcoming

Red wine being poured into glassHave a taste; make a difference: Join us for Ferndale Uncorked!

Saturday, August 6, enjoy an evening of outdoor wine-tasting, hors d’oeuvres and live music to benefit Ferndale’s homeless and underserved families.

Ferndale Uncorked is an annual event sponsored by Christ Lutheran Church. Proceeds from Ferndale Uncorked will support Interfaith Coalition and the Ferndale Community Meal. Get tickets and learn more here.

Get all the news with Interfaith’s June newsletter.

Read it here.