Dear friend,

Hooray! Hooray! the first of May! One might ask, however, whatever happened to April? Seems it came and went so quickly and with such a seasonal subterfuge and vengeance that one might think somehow April got missed this year.
Not us, of course. We knew it was April all along because April is National Volunteer Month, the month we especially celebrate volunteers who make the world go 'round here and everywhere in April and year round - no matter the weather. So, take that Mother Nature!
Seriously, can you possibly imagine where we and this community might be without the amazing, smart, fun, kind, gifted and generous volunteers who make 1 + 1 = 5 year in and year out?
This weekend I had a chance to visit with 90-year-old Bill Rudolph, who for over 30 years and on a weekly basis had been delivering food donated at weekend liturgies at Holy Name to our food shelf. It was such fun and actually so moving to hear him share memories of his long and faithful service and how much he appreciated and misses the food shelf volunteers who had become his Interfaith friends. A lovely and privileged glimpse of community at its best to close volunteer appreciation month. Bless you, Bill. Thank you! Bless you, volunteers!

LaDonna Hoy
Executive Director 

Participate by May 25

Interfaith Outreach serves 75 Muslim families who are valued members of our community. We are happy to help local families and kids celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the Festival of Fast-Breaking. 

Help program patricipant families celebrate a special holiday by providing a  donation or $20 gift cards for select retailers.  Learn more >

Goal: Collect $9,000 for this special effort by May 25

The April 19 event was a huge success!

Thank you to each and every one of the 426 smart and beautiful women (plus a few men!) who shared a special night out with us at  Girls, Glamour & Giving! Special thanks to Presenting Sponsor  Schuler Shoes and every gracious sponsor, volunteer, vendor or boutique - the night was only possible because of you.

Curious about what your generosity will provide for local kids? Find out how much we raised and its impact. Learn more >

Little lives, big futures

Thursday, May 31 | 7:15-8:30 a.m. | Wayzata Country Club - 200 Wayzata Blvd West


Please RSVP by May 18

Little lives, BIG futures. That's what you're supporting when you attend the Caring for Kids Fundraising Breakfast. Join fellow community members passionate about early childhood education to be inspired and educated by keynote speaker Dr. Megan Gunnar, Ph.D., director of the University of Minnesota Institute of Child Development and associate chair of the Center for Neurobehavioral Development.

Breakfast is complimentary but donations are gratefully accepted. 

Special thanks to our generous sponsors:
GOLD - Allina Health | New Horizon Academy
SILVER - Cargill
BRONZE - BeFinancial | Bremer Bank | Wayzata Education Association

Saturday, May 19, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
1605 County Road 101 N, Plymouth

Despite the lingering snow, our dreams of gardens will soon become reality. There are three simple things YOU can do to help make the Plant Sale a blooming success.

We need empty pots (especially gallon size) and plastic shopping bags from now until the sale. Pre-potted plants and quality garden items can be dropped off at the Interfaith Outreach parking lot May 17-18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Finally, we would love to borrow your wagon May 17-19. Thank you!

Volunteers, from master gardeners to those who just like to play in the dirt, are needed May 11-20. Sign up and learn more here

Shop a fantastic selection of perennials, annuals, heirloom veggies and quality garden items. Click "Going" on the Facebook event and share with friends, family and neighbors! Proceeds benefit Interfaith Outreach and help 2,000 struggling local families.

Wednesday, May 23, 7:15-8:45 a.m.
Wayzata Country Club, 200 Wayzata Blvd W

Join local faith leaders and community members for a morning of reflection and inspiration with keynote speaker Marilyn Carlson Nelson, a passionate Minnesota citizen and Co-CEO of Carlson Holdings, Inc. The event includes breakfast, live music and readings by local faith leaders. Tickets are $20 and all are welcome!   Register today >

P.S. Get social! Click "going" and share the Facebook event with your friends.

Donors made the early mortgage payoff possible

Last week, we gathered for a "Burn the Mortgage" celebration and officially marked the day, this spring, when we made our final mortgage payment. Thanks to diligent financial management and the embrace of our remarkable donors, we paid off the mortgage three years early.   Learn more >

Did you know?

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
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