Interfaith Outreach: 5/19/19

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Brighten a holiday for our neighbors – last chance!

The first day of Ramadan was May 5. As a faith-filled tradition, our Muslim neighbors started fasting from sun up to sun down during this holy month. When Ramadan ends in early June families celebrate by buying clothing for children and creating cherished memories at family entertainment venues.

Our Eid Holiday Program still needs your help. $50 will help alleviate the financial stress of this holiday period for 250 people. Can you help our Muslim neighbors the same way we help our Christian and Jewish neighbors in November-December? Please consider giving any amount online at iocp.org/donate by May 27 (select “Eid Holiday Program” from the drop-down menu). Thank you for sharing this special holiday joy with our neighbors!

Spring Community Prayer Breakfast – save the date!

Join local faith leaders and community members for a morning of reflection and inspiration with keynote speaker Nancy Engel. The 2019 Spring Community Prayer Breakfast, supporting Hammer Residences, will be held on Thursday, May 30, 7:15-8:45 a.m., at the Wayzata Country Club. The event includes breakfast, live music and readings by local faith leaders. Tickets are $20 and all are welcome! Register or sponsor at https://hammer.org/community-prayer-breakfast/

Give the gift of time

Are you seeking a fun and fulfilling way to give back in the community?  Interfaith Outreach is looking for volunteers and we’d love your help! Check out our volunteer site (iocp.volunteerhub.com) for some one-time opportunities to help with in the coming weeks. (High school age or older unless otherwise noted.)

  • Medical Rides Driver – Volunteer to provide rides to medical appointments in your vehicle. Volunteer drivers can choose which rides (days, times, locations) they can provide.
  • Driver for Adult Learners – Provide scheduled rides in driver-owned vehicle for Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes. Positively impact adults aspiring to learn English so they can create futures for themselves here. 1 ride per week (transporting to Interfaith offices) during the daytime.
  • Children’s Play Area  – Supervise and play with children (ages 0-8) in our lobby. Check in children and supervise them while parents access our resources. Volunteers 13+ welcome.  Looking for a parent-child volunteer opportunity? Ages 13-15 need to volunteer with an adult! Wed./Fri. 9 a.m.-noon, Mon./Tues. 3-5 p.m.
  • Donation Receiver – Greet and thank donors. Load in donations of food, household goods and clothing. Help manage donation storage area. Volunteers 13+ welcome. Looking for a parent-child volunteer opportunity? Ages 13-15 can volunteer with an adult! Flexible schedule! Help needed Mon.-Sat. mornings.

Visit iocp.org/volunteer to learn more. Questions? Contact Najmo at nyusuf@iocp.org or 763-489-7505.