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Larry and Linda Schloss: Giving Now and in the Future

DONOR SPOTLIGHT Linda and Larry Schloss first became involved with ICS in 2007. As members of the Rincon United Congregational Church (RUCC), a faith community partner of ICS, they learned about the services ICS offers in the community. They served in the Church in multiple capacities, including the parish council and budget committees. During the…

August 10, 2022
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Workforce Development: Overcoming Barriers to a Livable Wage

Connie Hillman Family Foundation gave $250,000 to ICS to help build self-sufficiency through workforce development. Late last summer, Ann found herself needing a job—fast! Recently widowed and all alone in Tucson, she suddenly had to support herself, something she hadn’t done in over 17 years. With no job contacts and no idea how to begin…

August 4, 2022
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“Peanut Butter Party” Food Drive Begins July 1

Interfaith Community Services (ICS) is looking to restock its food banks this July with the fifth annual Peanut Butter Party food drive. From July 1–31, ICS is asking the community to “spread the love” by contributing 10,000 jars of peanut butter to help replenish its food bank supply through the end of the year. In…

June 27, 2022
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Fundraiser for Single Mom Scholars Program to be Held In-Person June 25

Interfaith Community Services (ICS) is pleased to announce the return of its in-person fundraiser, “Rise – A Celebration of Empowered Women.” The breakfast event will be held on June 25, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at the Sheraton Tucson Hotel and Suites. Single Mom Scholars will share their personal stories of growth, community, and triumph through…

April 18, 2022
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Food Bank Coordinator Curt Balko Recognized as Arizona Health Community Hero of the Week

At University of Arizona Women’s Basketball game on February 4th, 2022, Food Bank Coordinator Curt Balko was honored as Arizona Health Community Hero of the Week. From the floor of McKale Center, Curt waved to the crowd while thousands cheered for his well-deserved recognition. Curt Balko has worked as the Food Bank Coordinator at Interfaith…

February 7, 2022
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Empty Bowls Returns to the Tucson Chinese Cultural Center

Fill a bowl. Help a neighbor who is struggling. Interfaith Community Services (ICS) is calling compassionate people who want to make an impact to attend its 11th annual “Empty Bowls: A Fundraiser to Fight Hunger and Feed Hope” from 11am to 1:30pm, Saturday, March 5, 2022 at the Tucson Chinese Cultural Center, 1288 W. River…

February 4, 2022
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Paw Pals Combat Social Isolation

Meet Gracie. Gracie is one of four therapy dogs who recently spread some joy around the Interfaith Community Services (ICS) Northwest Campus as part of an innovative event called Paw Pals. Thanks to new partnerships with the Humane Society of Southern Arizona and the Alliance of Therapy Dogs, ICS is able to address one to…

January 15, 2022
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ICS Food Banks Go Mobile

On a daily basis, visitors to the Interfaith Community Services (ICS) food banks wait patiently in their cars, masks on, for their turn to exchange a few kind and grateful words with volunteers, receive their food and be on their way. But some do not come in cars. A few guests come with rolling luggage…

November 20, 2021
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Dedication of the Ed Jenkins Helping Hand Fund

Interfaith Community Services (ICS) is pleased to announce the renaming of its Good Samaritan Fund to the “Ed Jenkins Helping Hand Fund,” in honor of ICS Board Emeritus Member and philanthropist, Ed Jenkins. Jenkins passed away in late 2020. The Ed Jenkins Helping Hand Fund will help individuals or families receive assistance for emergency situations….

June 11, 2021
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ICS Opens New Midtown Office

On a recent blistering Saturday, Interfaith Community Services (ICS) celebrated the 2021 graduating cohort of Single Mom Scholars at our new midtown offices located on the campus of Rincon Congregational United Church of Christ. ICS staff joined the program scholars and their families as they celebrated the accomplishments of the seven graduates, who completed degrees…

May 11, 2021
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