On June 9, Interfaith Sanctuary met with Mayor Lauren McLean and agreed to pause our application for a conditional use permit for our new shelter on State Street. We made the decision after the mayor proposed that a task force meet for eight weeks to look closely at our chosen location and our plan to […]

Read More »

Happy 4th of July!

Our community does it again! Interfaith Sanctuary celebrated the 4th of July with a BBQ at our shelter. This event was a special one! We weren’t able to celebrate last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and we couldn’t have done it without a group of marvelous donors, community members, and staff who helped us […]

Read More »

Friday Fit Club visits Lucky Peak

Interfaith Sanctuary guests on Fridays get together and go outside to enjoy the weather, stay healthy and share stories and ideas. Last Friday, the group handed out cold water bottles to unsheltered residents of the Cooper Court area as a heat wave set in across the Pacific Northwest. The week prior, the group completed a […]

Read More »

It’s a wrap: Interfaith Sanctuary’s food trailer gets a post-pandemic makeover

On June 26, the trailer where Interfaith Sanctuary houses its food training program got a makeover courtesy of The Wrap Institute, an online learning community for vinyl wrap installation, production, and design. The COVID-19 pandemic postponed the project, which began over a year ago. Justin Pate, the founder of The Wrap Institute, partnered with The […]

Read More »

Boiseans step in to help open emergency cooling shelters

As temperatures soar into the triple digits this week, two cooling shelters at the downtown branch of the Boise Public Library and Cathedral of the Rockies in northeast Boise are fully staffed and ready to go with water, snacks, sunscreen, and seating areas for anyone in need. Boiseans came together and offered the necessary support […]

Read More »

A super COOL post! How Interfaith staff, neighbors, and hotel guests came together in a crisis

Just as a heatwave swept across the Pacific Northwest, the AC at the hotel where Interfaith Sanctuary houses our families, seniors, medically fragile and hospice guests broke down, creating stress and some genuine medical concerns for those living in the hotel rooms.  As the hotel installed the air conditioning system in the 1990s, the parts […]

Read More »

Top ways homeless shelters help those in need…

Top Ways Homeless Shelters Help Those In Need Have you ever imagined what life would be like without a home? Hundreds of thousands of people who never imagined they’d be without a home are finding themselves unhoused these days. For those people and others who need help homeless shelters serve vital needs that provide a […]

Read More »

Business Partnership of the Year : Mountain West Bank

We’re thrilled to honor Mountain West Bank as our Business Partnership of the Year. Mike Harris took a few minutes to tell me about why they support Interfaith.

Read More »

Volunteer Group of the Year: Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

We’re proud to recognize Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship as our Volunteer Group of the Year. Read about just a sampling of the people that are involved in this large and active group.

Read More »
The team at Foerstel Creative

Creative Partnership of the Year: Foerstel Creative

Our Creative Partner of the Year is Foerstel Design. Here Linda Whittig writes about how being a neighbor of Interfaith’s compelled them to get involved.

Read More »
Cheri & Doug Lindley

Volunteers of the Year: Doug & Cheri Lindley

We’re proud to recognize Doug and Cheri Lindley as our Volunteers of the Year. I caught up with Cheri to find out more about their long relationship with Interfaith.

Read More »
Nagel Foundation logo

Donor of the Decade : John F. Nagel Foundation

One organization we’ll be honoring at our Home Sweet Home Gala 2 is our Donor of the Decade – John F. Nagel Foundation. I caught up with Board of Directors member, Curt Goldgrabe, to find out more about their relationship with Interfaith Sanctuary.

Read More »
Buzz Garcia – Employee of the Year '18

Employee of the Year : Ernest “Buzz” Garcia

One of the people we’ll be celebrating at our Home Sweet Home Gala 2 is our Employee of the Year – Ernest “Buzz” Garcia. We had a few questions for our Facility Maintenance Manager and below is what he had to say.

Read More »