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Together we can keep the overnight shelter doors open every night during the winter

You can help make sure everyone has a warm and safe place to sleep

We are no longer accepting donations on this campaign, but there are other ways for you to support us today!

$4,381 towards $30,000

Be part of the 2021 Walk for Warmth on Wheels!

ACTION is our middle name at Interfaith Action of Evanston. Welcome to the Action Team!

This is the third winter that, with your help, Interfaith Action of Evanston will meet the goal of providing a warm, dry and safe space to sleep every winter night. As you may have heard, some people experiencing homelessness in Evanston have been temporarily housed in hotels during the pandemic. However, for many reasons, others continue to search each night for places to sleep. The Emergency Overnight Shelter provides a much-needed refuge from the Midwest’s dark, brutal winters.

Even though the shelter space is provided without charge by the faith communities that host the shelter in rotation throughout the winter, Interfaith Action needs to raise more than $70,000 each year to operate the shelter - to provide cots, bedding, laundry, warm beverages and paid supervisory staff. You can help by clicking the Donate button on this page. Thanks.

On January 18, 2021, Martin Luther King Jr Day, I will be decorating my car and joining the Walk for Warmth on Wheels Car Parade starting at 11 AM in the Evanston Civic Center parking lot. Advance registration is required. Register here. The parade route will go past the six central Evanston churches and synagogues that are taking turns sheltering people this winter.

Will you join me in keeping the shelter open? Here’s how you can help:

Be part of the January 18th Walk for Warmth on Wheels Car Parade. Advance registration is required: Donate first by clicking the Donate button on this page, then click the back button on your browser twice to return to this page and Register. Be sure to select Action Team on the registration form.

Donate online: Make your online donation by clicking the Donate button on this page.

Donate by mail: Put Walk for Warmth on Wheels in the memo line of your check and mail to: Interfaith Action of Evanston, P.O. Box 1414, Evanston, IL 60204.


Joan Sherman/Action Team at Interfaith Action of Evanston