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Sleep Out


The Sleep Out is our community’s warmest-hearted cold-weather tradition. For 22 years, thousands of caring kids and community members have joined this movement to sleep in boxes, tents and cars (or donate to those who do) to raise awareness and funds to support struggling local families.

One in five families that comes to Interfaith Outreach is experiencing a crisis of homelessness. Some are sleeping in their cars. Many others are doubling up with a friend or family member.

campaign goal: $2,300,000 by dec. 31, 2017

The funds we raise through the Sleep Out campaign help us deliver individualized services (in the areas of family support, food, housing and neighborhoods, education and youth, employment, and transportation) that help more than 2,000 local families each year stabilize, strengthen and thrive. Thank you for your support, and mark your calendar for the 2017 Sleep Out events listed below!

Giving Day on the Bay

Thursday, Nov. 16, 5-7 p.m.
Wayzata Brew Works, 294 Grove Lane E, Wayzata
Kick off the Sleep Out with a celebration on Lake Minnetonka! This family-friendly event will include live music by Power Tap, brews, root beer, pizza for purchase and so much more!

Community Sleep Out: Ignite the Night

Saturday, Nov. 18, all night
Interfaith Outreach, 1605 County Road 101 N, Plymouth
Pitch a tent with hundreds of community members as we ignite our collective power to support our struggling neighbors. Check back after Oct. 1 to download your 2017 Sleep Out toolkit.

Shop with a Purpose

Friday, Dec. 15, all around town
Save some last-minute holiday shopping! All day, businesses* throughout our service area generously contribute portions of their sales to help prevent homelessness. Check back in October-November to view special offers and plan your day’s eating, shopping and socializing – all to help families thrive.

*Local businesses interested in participating, please call 763-489-7704 to sign up or learn more.