New Donor Challenge


(New and existing donors: if you are donating online between December 10-31, 2013, please visit our Avenues for Hope page to make your donation by clicking here. Donations made via the Avenues for Hope campaign will help us qualify for special funding, and donations made by new donors will still count toward our New Donor Challenge outlined below, thus doubling or tripling the impact of your gift!)

If you, your business, your house of worship, or the organizations you’re associated with have never made a financial donation to Interfaith Sanctuary, now is the time to donate. For every dollar up to $50,000 raised from new donors through June, 2014, The Roman Catholic Diocese of Boise will reduce Sanctuary’s outstanding building mortgage by the same amount. Hence the $100,000 Challenge! In offering this matching gift only to new donors, the Diocese is encouraging Interfaith Sanctuary to expand our base of supporters to sustain our future.

Whether your new gift is large or small, it will make an immediate impact by providing safe shelter for anyone in our community experiencing homelessness right now, and will have the extra benefit of ensuring that Interfaith Sanctuary will be here for the foreseeable future to provide shelter when people are most in need. 

This challenge begins now and will continue until June 30, 2014. All you need to do is send in your first-ever donation to Interfaith Sanctuary by donating now, either online via Social Good Network by clicking the “Give Now” button at right, or by mail to the following address: 

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

We are grateful to our original lenders, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Boise and Idaho Housing and Finance Association. Their support facilitated the 2007 purchase of 1620 River Street and established Interfaith Sanctuary as a year-round emergency homeless shelter. Since that time Interfaith Sanctuary has provided 350,000 nights of shelter, keeping countless men, women and children in our community safe and secure while in the throes of homelessness.

ALREADY A DONOR? — Now is still a great time to make your tax-deductible donation. Interfaith Sanctuary receives only ten percent of its funding from the federal and local government. Most of our funding comes from individuals like you who believe in our work and believe in the hope of a better life for all members of our community.

Your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.

Thank you for your support!