Dear friends,

The Nov. 10 - Dec. 31, 2018 Sleep Out goal is $2,400,000...whew! While it sounds like (and is) a daunting goal, what's driving it is an even more daunting increase in the number of families and kids of our community who are experiencing homelessness. One in five - that's 429 - of the 1,966 families who came to our doors in the past year were experiencing homelessness. A heartrending spike.

We approach this campaign with a sense of urgency. The significant and sobering attrition of formerly affordable rental housing complexes gone to market rate, along with a growing gap between real incomes and ordinary costs of living, has sent an exodus of low-income families and individuals of our community into an economic tailspin. These are the folks we see every day at Interfaith Outreach. We need to ramp up communitywide efforts to stem this tide with all the energy and heart and will we can muster.

Stay with us, friends. 

LaDonna Hoy
Executive Director


Community Sleep Out  -  Saturday, Nov. 10
Plymouth Lions Waffle Breakfast  -   Sunday, Nov. 11
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Give to the Max Bash -  Thursday, Nov. 15 
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Last year, 429 families came to our doors experiencing a crisis of homelessness.

GOAL: $2,400,000

Through the Sleep Out, this community and Interfaith Outreach have prevented homelessness 32,098 times.

For 23 years, thousands of caring community members have slept outside in boxes, tents and cars (or crashed on carpets) to raise awareness and funds to prevent homelessness and support struggling local families. Learn more and join us!

Donate by Nov. 15 and your gift will be DOUBLED (up to $200,000)

Families need your support by Dec. 14

WOW! Thanks to this community,  hundreds of families now have sponsors who will purchase holiday gifts for them - thank you! 

We are no longer in search of gift sponsors, but we are still  collecting financial donations for an estimated 200 families (670 people) who will need holiday support in the coming weeks. We invite you to donate (select "Holiday Gift Program" in the drop-down menu).

Or you can 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.

Thursday, Nov. 29, 7:15-8:45 a.m. 
Wayzata Country Club
200 Wayzata Blvd West

Join us for a morning of reflection and inspiration! We're excited to welcome keynote speaker and talented singer/songwriter, Stephanie Varone, to share her message entitled "Manifesting Your Light."  The event costs $20 and includes breakfast, music from local musicians and readings by local faith leaders.

All are welcome!  Proceeds benefit Interfaith Outreach. 

Did You Know?

  • November's Volunteer Spotlight is Kathy Cerles, a creative Homework Club volunteer with a passion for newcomers to the United States.  Meet Kathy >
  • Because of you, Interfaith Outreach prevented homelessness 1,203 times last year alone.
  • Resale Select has two super sales coming up! Shop 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Nov. 23 (Black Friday) and Nov. 24 (Small Business Saturday). All proceeds support local families. More >
  • We're hiring! Work in an environment that is people-centered, values driven and diverse. Open positions >
  • Sleep Out season is the perfect time to get connected with Interfaith Outreach social media! Be inspired, get quick updates and help us ignite the power of community with Facebook and LinkedIn.
  • We are so grateful for our supporters who wrote kind words on the GreatNonprofits website - thank you!  Read testimonials >

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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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.