Dear friends,

Our kids - our high school graduate kids - celebrating their launch into the next phase of becoming who they are, are, at the same time, leaving familiar haunts, routines and relationships. Transition time. After the ceremony and the parties and doing what I darn well please for a while, come the questions. The decisions. The what now? How do I do now? How do I enter that big new world and the exciting opportunities everyone is so sure await me?
Transitions can bring with them a bewildering mix of excitement, freedom and unfamiliar demands on time, energy, relationship building, envisioning, adapting to and creating a new way of being me. And not just for our graduates - no longer "kids" - but for mom and pop who grapple with the joy and angst and adjustments of the happy/sad launching.
Makes me think how important it is for friends and family and community to stay tuned to our kids and families in transition times. To seek opportunities to hang with them in those transitions. To celebrate, encourage and share whatever wisdom we might have learned along the way. To help them believe in themselves and their ability, to help them gather strength for stepping into this new adventure confidently. Let's pay attention to our kids in transition.

LaDonna Hoy
Executive Director 


Dave and Jean Dovenberg's granddaughter, Alexandra Murphy, had just turned 6 years old when the power of her grandparents' words, actions and example came to life.   More >


Friday, June 22, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
1605 County Road 101 N, Plymouth

Donate.  We're seeking donations of quality furniture and household items until June 16. Please email a photo of the item(s) to our Store Manager, Sonja Carr . Due to limited space in our showroom and overstock area, furniture donations must be pre-approved. 
Shop.  Shop quality dining room sets, couches, tables, bookshelves, dressers and more at great prices! Proceeds benefit local struggling families and kids through Interfaith Outreach. Share the Facebook event .

Volunteer. We still have 30 shifts left to fill!  Help us set up Thursday, June 21 or assist customers and help load furniture during the sale on Friday, June 22. Large groups and individual volunteers are welcome.   Sign up >



It's an exciting and bittersweet time of year as our Board of Directors says goodbye to transitioning members and welcomes new ones. We welcome with confidence and anticipation seven new board directors (pictured above, left to right): Kate Knight, Robin Ritter, Susan MacHolda, Esther Dale, Ben Johnson and Tom Vanderheyden. Not pictured: Robbin Johnson.   More >


Thanks for your support this spring!

Caring for Kids (CfK) Breakfast

Keynote speaker Dr. Megan Gunnar, Ph.D., director of the University of Minnesota's Institute of Child Development, shared fascinating brain science research. Family speaker La'Connie shared her courageous story and how a CfK scholarship made an impact on her child. Many thanks to volunteer co-chairs Anne Rodriguez and Nancy Bergstrom! This event raised over $144,000.

Plant Sale: Dig Up Hope

Because of our incredible donors, volunteers and shoppers, the Plant Sale was a blooming success. Shoppers enjoyed gorgeous annuals, perennials, heirloom veggies and - NEW this year - hand painted birdhouses. It wouldn't have been possible without volunteer chairs Jackie Archbold, Joan Floren, Sandy Gilbert, Linda Haugland, Jenn Bratvold and Jean Hill.  This event raised over $11,000  to support struggling families and kids in our commuity. 

Eid Holiday Gift 
45% to goal -- can you help?

In respect for religious traditions, Interfaith has expanded its Holiday Gift Program to include assistance for Eid. 62 families (328 individuals) have requested assistance from Interfaith to celebrate this special holiday. We currently have raised $5,830 toward a total of $13,120 to make this possible.
Can you help? Donate today (select "Eid Holiday Gift" from the drop-down menu). 


It was a packed crowd to hear keynote speaker Marilyn Carlson Nelson, Co-CEO, Carlson Holdings, Inc. 175 guests heard Marilyn speak passionately about her childhood experiences advocating for herself and others, as well as an undeniable fire in her heart for justice and inclusivity.  More >


Did you know?

  • June's Volunteer Spotlight is Darlene Woolsey, a true "Jane of all trades" who graciously shares her warm demeanor and unbeatable organization skills through data entry and providing snacks for Homework Club.  Meet Darlene >
  • This spring, Interfaith Outreach participated in a Spring Splash event to kick off the official launch of one of the Lake Effects' kid-focused partner projects.  More >
  • Because of you, Interfaith Outreach's food shelf placed 5th out of 300 statewide for our Prevent Hunger food and fund drive (part of the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign)!  View Facebook post >
  • We need LOTS of summer volunteers to make a difference in the lives of 2,000 local struggling families and kids.  More >
  • You can double the impact of your gift to the food shelf! Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless will match cash donations to the food shelf in July (up to $5,000).  More >

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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Plymouth MN 55447
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