First United Methodist Church of Evanston
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Keep the Evanston emergency overnight shelter doors open every night during the winter.

Join the First United Methodist Team in supporting the Walk for Warmth 2020.

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

$925 towards $750

Help us make sure no one sleeps outside in Evanston's cold weather this winter.

Have you ever pulled your car into a heated garage and realized that it has better shelter than many homeless people?

On Jan 20, Martin Luther King Jr. day, a day of national service, First United Methodist Church is joining other faith communities in the Interfaith Action of Evanston’s “Walk for Warmth” to raise awareness of homeless people facing a brutal winter. We will be raising funds to provide cots, bedding, laundering, and paid supervisory staff for a rotating Emergency Overnight Shelter in six churches and synagogue. Opening the shelter every night from November 15 through March 31 costs more than $70,000.

Will you help keep the doors of the EOS open by joining the First United Methodist Church in the “Walk for Warmth” on Martin Luther King Jr. Day? There are two ways for you to participate: walk with us on January 20th and/or donate.

Walk with the First Church Team in Spirit-- Donate! Here is a link to the First United Methodist Church fundraising page: please consider making a donation to help us reach our goal of $750.

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

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

Walk the (actual) Walk with the First Church Team: Help raise awareness of homelessness by walking all or part of the way on January 20th. Your friends, relatives, and neighbors are all invited to join us! The 2-mile family-friendly “Walk for Warmth” starts and ends at First United Methodist Church, 516 Church St., from 11 am - 1:30 pm. We will walk a circular route to the six churches and synagogue that each take a 3-week rotation sheltering up to 40 people. We will enter the one that is set up as the shelter for that night.

To Register for the Walk: Donate first, then click the back button on your browser twice to return to this page and register to walk.


IAE is comprised of 40 faith communities, including Jews, Christians, Bahai’s, Unitarians, Ethical Humanists and others, who have worked together to serve hungry and homeless people for over 13 years. IAE is a 501(c)(3) and all donations are tax-deductible.