Dear friends,

James J Hill Days and a glorious weekend brought people from far and near to a beautiful celebration of our community. An inspiring add this year was an Interfaith Prayer Service held on Sunday morning on the corner of Minnetonka Avenue and Lake Street in Wayzata.

It welcomed and left a flash crowd of people of all faiths, and no particular faith tradition, inspired by its message of peace, love and hope.

It left me with the realization that sometimes - with all good intentions - we speak about and strive to build the community we long to be. And that is always good. But sometimes we approach this worthy aspiration with such a particular idea of what community should look like, or should feel like, that we miss what community really is...  Read more >

LaDonna Hoy
Executive Director


At the annual Great Expectations (GE) Breakfast last month, guest speaker Chris Coleman, former St. Paul mayor, reminded us that, "When we believe in our children and give them community support, then we can change lives for generations to come." 

The event and generous contributions to the Great Expectations Initiative provide opportunities for community residents to become informed, engaged and invested in the cradle-to-career educational success of all of our kids.  Great Expectations for our kids are created and fueled by timely investments and opportunities made possible by ordinary people who care. People like you!

We are 76% of the way toward our Great Expectations goal of $260,000 by Sept. 30, which means we still need to raise $63,126 in the next 18 days. Can you make a donation and a life-changing difference for a child today? 

Holiday Gift Program - it's not too early!

With the support of our generous community and partners, Interfaith Outreach provides assistance to families celebrating a variety of holiday traditions including Chanukah, Christmas, Eid al-Fitr and Thanksgiving. Learn more.

Who you help 

Last year 2,758 people in our community experienced the warmth of your kindness through the Holiday Gift Program, including:
  • Individuals with disabilities
  • Seniors on fixed incomes
  • Families and kids with lean budgets and/or experiencing homelessness
How you help
  1. Sponsor a family or individual by purchasing gifts or gift cards
  2. Provide a financial contribution
  3. Volunteer your time


Bloom's Annual Scholarship Benefit

"For our community to reap the reward of thriving children and families, we must continue to plant the seeds..."

Bloom Early Learning & Child Care invites you to Planting the Seeds, its annual benefit in support of Bloom's Shirley Robinson Scholarship Fund. A top quality early childhood care and education provider, Bloom prepares young children of our community for success in school and enables parents to pursue education and employment opportunities.  

Bloom's Annual Scholarship Benefit
Friday, Sept. 28, 6-9 p.m.
Sheraton Minneapolis West
12201 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka


Did You Know?
  • September's Volunteer Spotlight is Ann Silloway, a resilient and tender-hearted volunteer in the Children's Play Area. Meet Ann >  
  • Resale Select opened seven years ago! Thanks to your support, $2 million from Resale purchases has gone back into Interfaith Outreach programs since then.  Resale's Anniversary Celebration sale is Sept. 18-22.  More >
  • We are filled with gratitude for everyone who attended the 2018 Great Expectations Breakfast and/or is actively engaged in the initiative by donating and volunteering. It's working! More >
  • Thanks to you, nearly 800 kids went back to school with backpacks stuffed with brand new school supplies. Facebook video >
  • Since 2014, Plymouth Covenant Church has hosted a huge Labor Day weekend food drive for Interfaith, and this year totaled an impressive 17,919 pounds. Thank you, Plymouth Covenant and Cub Foods Plymouth (Vicksburg)!

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.