Interfaith Outreach November e-newsletter

Now in its 21st year, the Interfaith Outreach Sleep Out continues to ignite the genius and generosity of our whole community. 

Wonderful people are firing up creative new ways to reach our 2016 Sleep Out campaign goal of $2,184,000 between Nov. 12 - Dec. 31. (Gifts are DOUBLED Nov. 12-19.)

Everyone plays an irreplaceable role -- faith communities and youth groups, banks and businesses, schools, civic and community groups, scouts, extended families, neighborhoods and volunteers. It takes the heart and will of all of us!

We never cease to be amazed by all of you who step up year after year during the Sleep Out to power up for the families and kids entrusted to our care. Thank you, friends. You are the best!

P.S. NEW! All the Sleep Out information you need is now in one place! Download the  Sleep Out toolkit.

P.P.S. This is also the season of giving! See details below about our Holiday Gift Program and sponsor a family today!

LaDonna Hoy
Executive Director 

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New this year, Nov. 12-19 is the Sleep Out Week of Giving, which means your donation will be DOUBLED by generous donors (up to $275,000)! Ways to give:

Online click here
By mail at 1605 County Road 101 N, Plymouth
By phone at 763-489-7512
In person at all Sleep Out events or at Interfaith Outreach offices

Ignite the Night Celebration
When: Saturday, Nov. 12, 7 p.m.
What: Help us ignite the night with 500 luminaries in our parking lot!
Where: Interfaith Outreach, 1605 County Road 101 N in Plymouth

Giving Day on the Bay
When: Thursday, Nov. 17, 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
What: Celebrate Give to the Max Day with brews, food, games and live music (family-friendly). $2 per beer sold will benefit the Sleep Out!
Where: Wayzata Brew Works, 294 Grove Ln E in Wayzata

New! Medallion Hunt - $200 prize
When: Dec. 1-9
What: A great family-friendly activity.  We will post one new clue each day and you hunt to find the Sleep Out Medallion in one of the eight cities we serve. $200 Target gift card for one lucky winner!  

Shop With a Purpose
When:  Friday, Dec. 16
What:   Don't miss this philanthropic day of shopping! Local businesses donate a percentage of the day's sales to the Sleep Out.
Where:  Local businesses a ll over town

Please spread the word or sign up yourself for our Holiday Gift Program. The lean budgets of the families we often see are stretched so thin that holiday gift giving is simply not an option. 

400 individuals still need sponsors for this impactful, community-led program. You can make the holidays brighter by helping struggling families in our local community and purchasing gifts for them. The families in the program vary in size. We will send you a list of gift ideas provided by the family to help you shop for them. For some, this is the only gift they will get all year. 

It's easy to get started. Register today and tell us how many families you'd like to sponsor (based on a $50-per-person estimate). We match you with one of 500 local families. 

Too busy to shop? Make a financial donation instead and we'll do the shopping for you (choose "Holiday Gift Program" from the drop-down menu).

Please consider becoming a sponsor today! Learn more online or call 763-489-7500. Thank you!

Interfaith Outreach