Dear friends,

Most of us who live in this community believe there's no better place to live, to work, to raise a family, to grow old. We believe that because, for most of us, it's true. But, for some of us, too many of us, often that "no better place" has become more dream than reality. These are the folks we see every day.

Having said that, we take heart from all the wise and wonderful and generous ways people like you step up to that complex ecology of relatedness we experience as community to shatter the illusion of what separates us. 

Each day you are giving shape to dreams of a safe place to call home, a living wage and an opportunity to earn it, a strong start in life and educational opportunity for all of our children, a welcoming new homeland for immigrants, advocacy for and access to health care, a place to grow old with dignity, and the healing balm of simple human friendship for all who call our community home. 
 
This summer we and the Wayzata and Orono School Districts are focused on mobilizing community heart and will and resources to close cradle-to-career educational opportunity and achievement gaps of kids of our community. Please join us and bring your friends and neighbors to the Aug. 23 Great Expectations Breakfast at Wayzata Community Church, 125 Wayzata Blvd East, 7:30 - 9 a.m., to become informed, engaged and invested in the future of our kids. (More info below)

Thank you, friends. You are the best!

LaDonna Hoy
Executive Director 




MISSION MOMENTS

A taste of the amazing milestones and successes you make possible!

  • A GED student recently got his U.S. citizenship and proudly sported a sharp navy blue suit with a flag pin in his lapel. Wanting to look his best for the ceremony, he had purchased the suit at a very affordable price at Resale Select!


  • A woman who had lost her housing worked with staff in the computer lab on a job search. She found a temporary job at a living wage that has a good chance of becoming permanent and has since returned to her own stable housing and started a graduate degree program!
     


  • This spring, we recognized five volunteers with 15+ years of service in the food shelf - Charlie Cook, Ann Maass, Carol Luthringshauser, Al Colling and Chuck Ritchie. Amazingly, each one of these volunteers is still with us several days a week. Thank you!
     


Donate School Supplies for Local Kids


Prefer not to shop for supplies?
Make a financial donation online.

Drop off school supply donations:
Interfaith Outreach (donation door)
Monday-Saturday, Aug. 1-19
10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Start shopping for great deals on school supplies and set them aside for Interfaith Outreach's Back to School Program! You'll help hundreds of local families whose budgets are stretched too thin to afford school supplies. 

New this year! You can buy supplies straight from our Amazon wish list and ship them directly to Interfaith Outreach (attn: Lynn Vettel, Back to School). 


 

Great Expectations Breakfast



Wednesday, Aug. 23, 7:30-9 a.m.
Wayzata Community Church
125 Wayzata Blvd East, Wayzata

Come to the Great Expectations Breakfast to hear amazing stories of what is possible when we work together to address the opportunity and achievement gap in our community. Despite exceptional schools, hundreds of preschool kids, over 1,600 school-age kids and young adults in our community are falling behind.

Come and learn how we can change the odds for struggling kids...and how YOU can help!

 

Resale Select Furniture Sale



Can you help us prepare for Resale Select's annual Furniture Sale in August? 

Donate Furniture
If you have quality items to donate, please contact Sonja Carr ( scarr@iocp.org, 763-489-7532) with a photo. All items must be pre-approved.

Volunteer at the Sale
Help set up furniture for the sale (Aug. 3) or work during the sale (Aug. 4-5). Sign up today!

Shop for Great Deals
Get quality items at amazing prices Aug. 4-5!


 

Earl Cup Woodhill Classic Golf Tournament



Monday, Sept. 11 at 11 a.m.
Woodhill Country Club in Wayzata

You and your foursome spend the afternoon swinging away at Wayzata's prestigious Woodhill Country Club. Enjoy lunch before a noon shotgun start and a delightful reception with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres afterward. 

Best of all, your game on the greens will bring resources and hope to area kids and families. Learn more and register online or email Cate.  Please RSVP before July 20 - thank you!

 

Did You Know?
  • You can double the impact of your gift to the food shelf July 1-31! Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless will match any cash donations to the food shelf in July (up to $5,000). Give today >
  • July's Volunteer Spotlight is Shirl Melton, a kind and attentive food shelf intake volunteer. Meet Shirl >
  • You can sip fine tea and enjoy a private reading from Medina poet Elizabeth Weir July 30. Proceeds benefit Interfaith Outreach. Register today >
  • Resale Select's June 15 Ladies Night brought in $3,815 in sales in only two short hours! Big thanks to the all-star volunteers, 150+ shoppers and donors. See photos >





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.



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