Interfaith Outreach: 11/11/18

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Give to the Max Bash – Nov. 15!

Join the community fun and momentum of Interfaith Outreach’s 2018 Sleep Out campaign! With your help, we can prevent homelessness in our area and help nearly 2,000 struggling families stabilize, strengthen and thrive.

Bring your Sleep Out donation and “bust a move” at the Give to the Max Bash, a family-friendly celebration at Medina Entertainment Center on Thursday, Nov. 15, 6-9 p.m. There will be live music from two great local bands, Morpheus and PowerTap, and food/drink available to order.

For more information about this fun event or the annual Sleep Out campaign, visit iocp.org/sleepout.

Community Prayer Breakfast Nov. 29 – Register Today!

Join us for a morning of reflection and inspiration on Thursday, Nov. 29, 7:15-8:45 a.m. at the Wayzata Country Club. We’re excited to welcome keynote speaker and talented singer/songwriter, Stephanie Varone, to share her message entitled “Manifesting Your Light.”

The event includes breakfast, music from local musicians and readings by local faith leaders. The cost is $20. Register at iocp.ejoinme.org/PrayerBreakfast.

Thank you for supporting families this holiday season

Interfaith Outreach has matched hundreds of families with sponsors who will purchase gifts for them this holiday season – thank you! However, we expect nearly 200 more families will come to us in need of holiday support between now and Christmas. We invite you to make a financial gift to this effort at iocp.org/donate (select “Holiday Gift Program” in the drop-down menu). You can also donate gift cards in $10 or $20 increments to stores like Target, JCPenny, Kohl’s, Best Buy, Cub or Holiday Gas. Please drop off gift cards at Interfaith Outreach, Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at 1605 County Road 101 N in Plymouth. Thank you!

Behind the Scenes at Interfaith Outreach

Interfaith Outreach invites you to a special behind-the-scenes tour. Are you a community member wanting to get more connected? Join us Tuesday, Nov. 13, noon-1 p.m. at our offices. Take a tour, learn more about Interfaith Outreach’s wonderful resources, and discover how you can be a part of the excitement and care that takes place every day.

Lunch is included, so registration is required to attend this free event. Sign up online at iocp.ejoinme.org/TuesdayTours or call 763-489-7515. Interfaith Outreach is located at 1605 County Road 101 N in Plymouth.

If you can’t attend this month’s gathering, join us another month! Tours happen every second Tuesday of the month, so the next session is Tuesday, Dec. 11, noon-1 p.m.

Be the Change: Volunteer at Interfaith Outreach

Interfaith Outreach is looking for volunteers – can you help? Find fulfilling and fun opportunities to give back.

  • Resale Select – Volunteers are greatly needed to cashier at our store, assist customers, or sort incoming donations. Help especially needed on afternoon shifts, Tuesday-Saturday, 1:15-5:15 p.m. Flexible! Sign up online when you want to volunteer after you’ve been trained in.
  • After-school Mentor – Provide social and emotional support through academic or enrichment programming. Location: Wayzata Elementary Schools or Interfaith Outreach Neighborhood Program Housing Communities. 2-4x/month, minimum 1 semester commitment.
  • Resource Center & Academic Support Mentor – Provide resources (for job applications, college prep, technology access, etc.) and academic support for students in middle or high school. 2-4x/month, Tues/Wed/Thurs, late afternoons.
  • Children’s Play Area – Supervise and play with children (ages 0-8) in our lobby. Check in children and supervise while parents access our resources. Volunteers 13+ welcome. Ages 13-15 need to volunteer with an adult. Mon/Tue. 3-5 p.m., Wed./Fri. 9 a.m.-noon, Wed. 4-6 p.m., 6-8 p.m.

Interested in volunteering or learning more? Contact Najmo at nyusuf@iocp.org or 763-489-7505. For more information on all of our volunteer opportunities, visit iocp.org/volunteer