Jodi Peterson | Interfaith Sanctuary

Interfaith Sanctuary’s Home Sweet Home Gala Tickets are sold out!

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A very special evening celebrating Service, Support & Success

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Saturday, September 30th, 2017

Zion Bank Building

Home Sweet Home, Interfaith Sanctuary’s first Gala Event, has sold out!  This special event will be at the top of The Zion Bank Building on Saturday, September 30th.

Award recipients for this special event include;

Harry Martz- Donor of the Year

Ed and Mary Anne Reynolds- Donors of the Decade

Service Partner of the year- The City of Boise Bicycle Patrol Unit

Program of the year- The City of Boise Parks and Recreation Department

Volunteer Group of the year- Bishop Kelly P.A.T.H.S.

Volunteers of the year- Christy Little and her 5 year old daughter Grace Stoltley

Interfaith Sanctuary Shelter Guest of the year– Harry Morrison

The night will kick off with drinks and appetizers followed by a sit down dinner featuring home style cooking with a twist.  After dinner there will be an award ceremony honoring some of our long time volunteers, donors, partners and a special award to a guest who has made it out of homelessness and into his own sweet home. Finally, enjoy dessert plus music and dancing with Curtis Stigers and Bill Coffey & His Cash Money Cousins!

 

 

Help us fund our amazing Interfaith Staff!

Mural Photo October of 2016 Interfaith Sanctuary left federal funding to move to private donations only. We did this so that we could remain true to our mission and our guests.  Funding often comes with strings that cause non-profits to re-create themselves over and over again to get those dollars to their organizations.  Interfaith Sanctuary is determined to remain focused on the work we have promised to our homeless guests.  We have a team of case managers that support our guests one step at a time to help them get back their strength, health and self-sufficiency to hopefully move out of our shelter to a better life.  As the development director, I am charged with the task of raising the dollars necessary to shelter our guests, pay our staff, cover the hard costs of the day to day operations of our shelter, provide funding for special programs to help our guests in their recovery and to constantly be creating ways to improve the lives of our guests while they are with us at the shelter.   Interfaith Sanctuary needs funding to pay our staff.  I write this blog today in hopes that we can get more of our community to donate to our shelter in a very sustainable way, become a recurring donor.  Donors can choose to donate monthly an amount that makes sense for them.  Shelter costs $12 per night for each of our 164 guests.  Donors can donate $12 a month to help us cover one night of shelter.  ID replacements cost $10 per guest.  Perhaps you would like to cover the cost of one ID or 10 ID’s per month.  The cost for a family of four to receive a night of shelter is $48.  Would you like to sponsor one family a week or month?  Whatever way you choose to help means so much to our staff and guests.  It is very easy to sign up.  Go to www.supportingshelter.org and choose your level and frequency. We need to raise an additional $100,000 to help us cover our end of year costs for 2016-17.  Our calendar year ends on June 28th.  Can you help us?

Watch our Idaho Gives video featuring Curtis Stigers and David Poe’s new song!

Interfaith Sanctuary is proud to premiere our Idaho Gives video featuring a brand-new song written and produced by Curtis Stigers and David Poe,  “You Are Welcome Here”. Click link to play, then share, then donate!!!

The video was created to share Interfaith Sanctuary’s story of diversity and the powerful unity it fosters in our shelter. Interfaith Sanctuary provides shelter to all people regardless of their race, religion, nationality, sexual orientation or disabilities. Respect, dignity, compassion and community are what guide our staff and guests as we work to help them overcome their barriers so that they may one day find a way back to self-sufficiency. Please support us during Idaho Gives by donating a night, a week, a month or a year of shelter at:

Donate Nights of Shelter Here!

 

A special Thank You to Kelly and Cathy Jo Wood of Wood Financial Group for underwriting our video production.