Evanston Emergency Overnight Shelter Spring Fundraiser 2019
May 6, 2019 @ 7:00PM — 10:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
KEEP THE DOORS OPEN NEXT WINTER.
You are invited to join us for cocktails and appetizers at Found on Monday, May 6th. The evening kicks off at 7 PM with a program at 8 PM.
Help us reach our challenge goal: Keep the Evanston Emergency Overnight Shelter doors open every night for the five coldest months next winter, November 2019 through March 2020.
While you were sleeping this past winter, Interfaith Action of Evanston provided life-saving shelter to homeless men and women.
The emergency overnight shelter was open every night December 2018 through February 2019 plus additional nights in November and March. Guests enjoyed cookies, hot chocolate, coffee, tea and a safe place for conversation and sleep during a very wet and cold winter.
Six Evanston churches/synagogues donated the overnight space in rotation.There were thirty-seven beds available and no one was turned away. If more people showed up, mats were provided.
We are grateful for the many volunteers at the shelter and for the Interfaith Action member congregations that provide the space. However, funds are required to pay for cots, bedding, laundry, snacks, warm beverages and paid supervisory staff.
A safe and warm place to sleep is critical to the well-being of our homeless neighbors. Help us keep the shelter doors open for more nights next winter. Your donations are very much appreciated.
The emergency overnight shelter is operated by Interfaith Action of Evanston primarily through the financial support of generous individual donors and member faith communities, but also with grant support from City of Evanston and the Evanston Community Foundation.
Thanks to our event sponsors:
Thanks to Found for the opportunity to participate in their community outreach First Mondays program.
Mary Beth Roth
In gratitude for the compassion, commitment and generosity of the Interfaith Action of Evanston Staff, Board, Donors, Volunteers and Delegates who serve our hungry and homeless neighbors.
John J. Cahill Inc.