Waste Connections, Inc. 2020 Golf Classic For Kids Raises $100,000 For Interfaith Despite Cancellation

By: Jen McDonald
| Published 06/09/2020

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THE WOODLANDS, TX -- Interfaith of The Woodlands recently received a $100,000 donation from Waste Connections, Inc., as a beneficiary of their 12th annual Golf Classic for Kids & Poker Experience, even though the event was cancelled due to COVID-19. These funds were utilized immediately to support various community programs focused on families and children.

Interfaith of The Woodlands was honored to be among the 10 plus charities that benefited from the event, which was able to raise more than $950,000 during the COVID-19 pandemic. When the Tournament was cancelled, event leaders transitioned the live auction into a virtual event and worked with sponsors and other benefactors to convert their event registrations into donations, which were matched 50% by the Company. This outpouring of generosity has begun to reverberate throughout the community, bringing much needed relief to thousands of families struggling from the economic impacts of COVID-19. For Interfaith clients specifically, this contribution provides 135 families with a $500 directed payment for their rent, mortgage or utility bill, a visit to the Food Pantry to receive groceries to make 6 complete meals for their entire household, school supplies for each child in their family, supplementary food items for the weekends during the school year through Interfaith’s Weekend Backpack Program, and gas cards to ease transportation. In addition, each family will receive a $25 gift card to Walmart, also courtesy of Waste Connections. “We were extremely disappointed to have to cancel this year’s event especially given the level of effort from the team, but it was the right decision given the circumstances. We are incredibly grateful for the support we have from our vendors, employees and others within the community for this event and so proud of the funds raised for these charities. Now more than ever, they need support,” shared Michelle Little, Executive Director with Waste Connections.

Waste Connections has raised well over $5,000,000 for charities since this event came to The Woodlands in 2012. “Waste Connections has been a valued partner of Interfaith since their headquarters arrived in The Woodlands,” remarked Missy Herndon, Interfaith’s President and CEO. “Their servant leadership and dedication to our mission allows us to serve the thousands struggling to make ends meet throughout our shared community. We are truly grateful for their continued support.”

Waste Connections is an integrated solid waste services company that provides non-hazardous waste collection, transfer, disposal and recycling services in mostly exclusive and secondary markets in the United States and Canada. Through its R360 Environmental Solutions subsidiary, Waste Connections is also a leading provider of non-hazardous oilfield waste treatment, recovery and disposal services in several of the most active natural resource producing areas in the United States, including the Permian, Bakken and Eagle Ford Basins. Waste Connections serves more than seven million residential, commercial, industrial, and exploration and production customers in 42 states in the U.S., and six provinces in Canada. The Company also provides intermodal services for the rail haul movement of cargo and solid waste containers in the Pacific Northwest.

Interfaith of The Woodlands is a nonprofit social service agency providing numerous programs and services to meet the needs of The Woodlands and the surrounding area. Interfaith provides basic needs assistance and special programs like school supplies assistance and holiday gifts to those experiencing a financial crisis, no matter their socioeconomic level, and supportive service through care and wellness programs to senior adults 62 and over. For more information on Interfaith’s programs and services or to become a volunteer, please visit woodlandsinterfaith.org or call 281-367-1230.

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