Dear friends,
 
In April and year-round, Interfaith Outreach celebrates the generous investment of time, energy, talent and resources of volunteers whose heart and heft and expertise routinely make 1 + 1 = 6.
 
Safe to say, there's no greater return on investment than that made by Interfaith's 2,000+ wonderful, faithful, smart, fun volunteers.
 
It's not just an amazing numeric return on investment -- impressive as that is. It's sheer wonderful, heartfelt magic that day in and day out, year in and year out, is changing the odds for some very precious families and kids.






LaDonna Hoy
Executive Director 


Happy National Volunteer Month!

VOLUNTEERS, THANK YOU FOR SAYING "YES"

April 23-29 is National Volunteer Week -- one of our favorite times of the year at Interfaith Outreach. Actually, the entire month  is a time to celebrate each and every one of you who make our community go 'round.

Interfaith Outreach volunteers say YES to so many of our invitations -- invitations to give time and talent, invitations to take on new leadership roles and invitations to bring your friends alongside the meaningful work we do together. But most importantly, you continue to say YES to work alongside struggling families and kids in our community and build a better future for us all. Thank you for saying YES to your irreplaceable role at Interfaith Outreach. 
 
This week we tip our hats to all 2,009 of you! Thank you for staying with us. 

Thank you for fighting hunger

DRUMROLL PLEASE...

Thank you to all who helped make Interfaith Outreach's Prevent Hunger campaign a success! It was wonderful to see the community engaged in food drives, donations, events and more in an effort to fight hunger. We are pleased to announce that your generosity brought us to a combined 238,586 of food shelf donation pounds and dollars. Amazing! 


By participating in Prevent Hunger, you are also a huge part of the larger MN FoodShare March Campaign, a statewide effort that stocks up over 300 Minnesota food shelves to make sure no family goes hungry. And, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you for being a blessing to the thousands of people who depend on Interfaith Outreach's food shelf, employment services and family support throughout the year! We can't do our work without you.



SPREAD YOUR WINGS GALA -- LIMITED SPOTS LEFT


 

Have you purchased your tickets for Interfaith Outreach's Spread Your Wings Gala on April 22? Register today before we sell out!

The new MN Vikings home turf is the dazzling backdrop for Interfaith Outreach's premier gala that only happens once every two years. Enjoy the Mystery Gift Card Wall, Live Auction, dinner and Exciting Experiences, as well as an empowering story of transformation told by one of our program participants.


CARING FOR KIDS FUNDRAISING BREAKFAST
Jump-start our children on their path to success 

Wednesday, May 24 | 7:15-8:30 a.m. | Wayzata Country Club - 200 Wayzata Blvd West


 

Did you know 500 children in our community are at risk of entering kindergarten behind? 

Attend our annual Caring for Kids Breakfast and join fellow community members, leaders, parents and teachers in support of early childhood education. Hear an inspiring message from keynote speaker Mary Brainerd, president and CEO of HealthPartners. Breakfast is complimentary, but registration is required and donations are gratefully accepted.

Donate to Caring for Kids. Your support will make a life-changing difference for some very precious kids.


A special thanks to our sponsors: 
Allina Health, Cargill Ag Supply Chair NA, New Horizon Academy, Bremer Bank, BeFinancial, Bohland Development, Wayzata Education Association and Wells Fargo



Join us at other spring events!



*Pphoto by Carlos Gonzalez, Star Tribune

Spring Prayer Breakfast
 
Thursday, May 11, 7:15 - 8:45 a.m.
Wayzata Country Club
200 Wayzata Blvd, Wayzata

Be inspired during a morning of worship, prayer and an uplifting personal story from Chad Greenway, recently retired Minnesota Vikings player. 

Register to attend or sponsor today!









Interfaith Outreach Plant Sale
 
Saturday, May 13, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Interfaith Outreach parking lot
1605 County Road 101 N, Plymouth
 
Grow your garden while supporting local families. Perennials, annuals, heirloom veggies and more!

To volunteer or donate plants, email Jackie or call her at  612-280-8873.










Wayzata Empty Bowls
 
Thursday, May 18, 5 - 7 p.m.
Wayzata High School cafeteria
4955 Peony Ln N, Plymouth
 
Fight local hunger at this family-friendly event. Enjoy a simple soup meal in a bowl handcrafted by local pottery students. 

Tickets are $10 at the door.

 

Did you know?
  • More than 120 community members took part in Biz @ Benz, a fun networking event that ended up collecting 2,230 pounds and over $900 for the Interfaith Outreach Food Shelf! View the photos >
  • April's Volunteer Spotlight is Kay Ness, one of our compassionate and smiling front deak faces. Meet Kay >
  • Monthly giving is an easy way to give hope to struggling families and kids all year long. Learn more >





Mission
The mission of Interfaith Outreach is to engage the heart and will of the community to respond to emergency needs and create opportunities for all to thrive.



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1605 County Road 101 N
Plymouth MN 55447
763-489-7500
  
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