Dear friends,

Bob "Sleep Out" Fisher has been sharing a compelling and encouraging Sleep Out visual around town.

Among his many retirement ventures, Bob serves as a tour guide at the Twins stadium where he's become a delightful expert on Twins stats and lore. 
 
However, there is one stat that struck him emotionally and that he's been sharing with his many fans. It's the close tie between the number of seats at the stadium (somewhere around 40,000) and the number of times support for the Sleep Out has prevented homelessness (32,098) for families and kids of our community. 

"Imagine," he'll say. "You could fill that whole stadium with the families we've helped." And then he tears up with a kind of humble joy. 
 
I like the way Bob sees and thinks, don't you? I say, "Good for Bob! Good for us!" Let's hold that visual in mind. Let's fill up that stadium with a successful all-in 2018 Sleep Out $2.4M campaign!

P.S. Go Twins!

LaDonna Hoy
Executive Director

 






SLEEP OUT UPDATE: 61% TO GOAL

This amazing community has raised $1,465,532 and is now 61% of the way to the Sleep Out goal of $2,400,000 by Dec. 31! Thank you for helping  prevent homelessness for nearly 2,000 local families. Together we can make this community the best version of itself!

DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT

Last year, 1 in 5 families who came to Interfaith Outreach experienced homelessness. That's 429 families! We want each and every one of them to know they have a neighbor who cares.

In recognition of those 429 families, a generous donor will match 429 gifts of $100 or more. Can you provide a ray of hope for a family at risk of homelessness by making a $100 gift today?




Learn more about Sleep Out and the impact your donation has on the lives of our neighbors.



On Friday, Dec. 14, 22 local businesses are supporting the Sleep Out by donating portions of their sales as part of Shop with a Purpose Day. Plan your dining, shopping and shipping at these great partner locations  - all to help prevent homelessness for local families and kidsMore >

 (P.S. Don't forget to thank businesses for participating when you drop by!)





GIFT CARDS FOR THE HOLIDAYS 
Families need your support by Dec. 14

Give dollars
We're still  collecting financial donations for an estimated 384 people who will need holiday support (approx. $11,500 total) in the coming weeks. We invite you to donate (select "Holiday Gift Program" in the drop-down menu).

Donate gift cards
...in $10 or $20 increments for retailers like Target, J. C. Penney, Kohl's, Best Buy, Cub Foods or Holiday gas. Please bring gift cards to Interfaith Outreach, Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at 1605 County Road 101 N in Plymouth before Dec. 14.

Volunteer
We have many open shifts in December. Sign up to help with gift drop-off (Dec. 7-8) or gift distribution (Dec. 9, 8, 19).









Did You Know?


  • December's Volunteer Spotlight is Donna, a warm and multi-talented administrative volunteer.  Meet Donna >
  • This was the first time in the 23-year history of the Sleep Out that the community raised more than $1 million by midnight on Give to the Max Day. Incredible - thank you!
  • During the Sleep Out this year, Board member Ken Dayton offers his unique perspective about the housing crisis in our community. More >
  • Over Black Friday weekend, Resale Select had record sales of $6,578 thanks to generous donors and holiday shoppers like you.
  • Our food shelf is collecting holiday food items to help families celebrate the season! View list >
  • AmazonSmile is an easy way for you to support Interfaith Outreach as you do your holiday shopping, at no extra cost to you! 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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Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners and the Interfaith Outreach Endowment Fund, which solely benefits Interfaith Outreach, are registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. Gifts to either organization are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.