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Donate to Interfaith Sanctuary

Thank you for joining us in the belief that everyone has the right to a safe and secure shelter.

As a donor to Interfaith Sanctuary, you’ll support our work of saving lives and building better futures for the men, women, and children in our community who are experiencing homelessness.

Your donations will provide emergency shelter, meals, and critical supportive services for up to 164 people each and every night of the year.

You can donate online or via Network for Good by clicking the “Donate Now” button.

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In addition, donation checks can be mailed directly to:

Interfaith Sanctuary
P.O. Box 9334
Boise, Idaho 83707

For in-kind donations of urgently needed items for the shelter, please go to our Amazon list

Your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law. Interfaith Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

How do we help our guests escape the cycle of homelessness? Our STEP Program!

STEP (Shelter Transition Exit Plan) works with each guest at Interfaith Sanctuary to help assess their needs and barriers and identify the steps necessary to help them with an exit plan from shelter to housing.

Our team of Case Managers has grown from two in 2015 to 11 by the end of 2016. With community support, compassion, great programming, some hand holding and a safe place to take the “steps” in the right order, Interfaith Sanctuary aims to help change the lives of our chronically homeless guests who are willing and able to work with case management.

Help them with their first steps by donating monthly to Interfaith Sanctuary’s STEP Program.

  • $10 a month New Photo ID
  • $25 a month for shelter guest needs includes; hygiene products and food and meals.
  • $50 a month Job training and transportation for STEP Participants
  • $75 a month Financial Health Classes/ Credit Report, Budget Class, Savings Program
  • $100 a month Life Skills programming: How to be a good communicator, Conflict Resolution/Anger Management, Tobacco Education, Motivational Education Nutrition and Cooking Classes, Grocery Shopping, Driver’s License Training.

In Memory and In Honor Donations:

If you wish to make a donation in memory or in honor of someone important to you, we are happy to accommodate your request. We can also send a special card of recognition to your designated recipient; simply include the name and address of the recipient along with your donation.

Regardless of your donation method, a thank you and tax receipt will be mailed to you shortly after we receive your donation.

WHY GIVE?

Interfaith Sanctuary is dependent solely on donations from individual donors in our community, like you, who believe that everyone has the right to safe and secure shelter.

As a donor to Interfaith Sanctuary, you will join us in saving lives and building better futures for men, women, and families with children in our community who are experiencing homelessness.

Your donations provide emergency shelter, meals, and critical supportive services for up to 164 people each and every night of the year. During most of 2016, the shelter was at near capacity.  In 2015, Interfaith Sanctuary provided 65,404 bed nights and meals and served 766 individuals; 721 adults and 45 children.    

We provide our services for $12.00 per night per person, making us one of the most cost-effective shelters in our area, so you know your money is directly helping those who need it most.

When you donate to Interfaith Sanctuary, you join hundreds of other individual donors, businesses, organizations, faith communities and foundations in our community who believe in the importance of our mission: to shelter and serve individuals experiencing homelessness.

With your help, we provide comprehensive support to our shelter guests; in addition to responding to individuals and families needing emergency shelter, with our Supportive Services program we help direct people on a new path that moves them beyond shelter living

100% of our funding comes directly from individual donors like you, grants, local foundations, businesses, with churches contributing to this total too. We are truly a local effort and we can’t do what we do without your help.

Thank you for helping to make Boise, Idaho an example of how to care for the most vulnerable citizens and make our city a better place for all!