Dear friends, 

Anyone who has ever loved or raised a child beyond those early years also knows how important extended family and friends and neighbors and teachers and mentors and coaches and others are in keeping kids safe and hopeful and on track with becoming their best selves.

It does take a whole village. This village knows that.

Here’s the thing. An estimated 500 of our littlest kids are at risk of arriving at kindergarten behind. Another 1,500 of our K-12 kids need our support to meet critical educational benchmarks that keep them on the path to success in life and to access sports and enrichment activities that build healthy bodies and minds and relationships.

The good news is this village is on a roll. The Great Expectations Initiative is gaining traction... Read more > 
LaDonna Hoy
Executive Director
SUPPORT OUR KIDS, CRADLE TO CAREER
It's the final month of summer and Great Expectations (GE) is in full swing. Together, we can close the educational opportunity and achievement gaps of children and youth – from cradle to career – in the communities served by the Wayzata and Orono School Districts and Interfaith Outreach.

Invest in our kids
We're 18% to our $380,000 goal. Donations by Aug. 31 are matched up to $20,000.

Be informed
Today is your last chance to register for the Caring for Kids Breakfast on Aug. 13, 7:30-9 a.m. at Wayzata Country Club. Learn why Caring for Kids is critical to helping local families.

Get involved
Great Expectations' work to align cross-system efforts, engage the community and leverage community resources is gaining traction. You are a huge part of the momentum! To v olunteer, email Najmo at nyusuf@iocp.org .
HELP PROVIDE SUPPLIES TO LOCAL YOUTH
Drop off new school supplies at Interfaith Outreach Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., through Aug. 17.

Start your Back to School supply drive ! Shop for or ask your friends and neighbors for school supplies -- there are great deals at stores and even online! (Buy from our Target wishlist .) You’ll help hundreds of local families whose budgets are stretched too thin to afford school supplies.

Questions? Email Najmo at nyusuf@iocp.org . Thank you!
Save the date! On Sept. 14, 1-4 p.m. , Interfaith Outreach will host its Community-wide 40th Anniversary Celebration. Join us in a free, open to everyone community-wide celebration. The outdoor event will include games and activities for kids and families, as well as diverse food and entertainment for all. Tie a wish on the community wishing tree to share your hopes for our community for the next 40 years.  More >
DID YOU KNOW?

  • August's volunteer spotlight is Mary Leadholm (left), a Great Expectations volunteer who's passionate about empowering local kids and families. Meet Mary >
  • Thursday, Aug. 15 is Ladies Night at Resale Select! Join us for friends, fall and fashion - not to mention swag bags for the first 50 shoppers, designer clothing and refreshments! More >
  • Interfaith Outreach wants YOU to walk with us in the James J Hill parade Sept. 8. Join us in this fun community activity by setting up a VolunteerHub account (if you haven't already) and scroll down until you see Sept. 8. Volunteer >
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

  www.iocp.org  
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.