The Walk The Woodlands returned to the area for a second year on Aug. 26 to combine fashion with fundraising, and $520,000 was raised for South Montgomery County programs through Interfaith of The Woodlands, according to a news release.

A closer look

About 600 people attended the event at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, presented by Kingdom Investment Holdings and Private Luxe Travel.

“The Walk event was created in the spirit of Interfaith; bringing people together, in the name of service to raise critical funds to help families and seniors remain self-sufficient,” said Missy Herndon, President and CEO of Interfaith of The Woodlands. “We are so grateful to our community for their unwavering support of our neighbors by supporting this very fun and worthy event."

Headlined by Saks Fifth Avenue, the runway fashion show event honored eight community champions: Will Bonilla, Erin Doré, George Lindahl, Michelle Little, Julie Mayrant, Heather Sanford, Chef Austin Simmons and Tony Torres.

Additional fundraising at the after-party raised $30,000 for the Interfaith Food Pantry.

Lend a hand

The nonprofit Interfaith of The Woodlands, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2023, provides basic needs for families and individuals facing unexpected challenges such as food insecurity and homelessness, according to a news release. The nonprofit also provides many services for seniors. For more information, visit or call 281-367-1230.