Your contribution helps us pay for the nutritious food, drinks and supplies at the hospitality center, warming centers, and soup kitchens. Additional support goes toward events that promote interfaith dialogue…

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We express our shared values through direct services, including soup kitchens, warming centers, an emergency overnight shelter, a hospitality center, free fresh produce distribution in partnership with The Great Chicago Food Depository’s Producemobile.

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The Education & Advocacy Committee monitors local and national initiatives impacting hunger and homelessness, and recommends political actions for contacting legislators and policymakers. Public Gatherings provide a venue for volunteers, supporters and others who care about ending hunger and homelessness.

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By creating safe spaces for peaceful non-confrontational dialogue, Interfaith Action of Evanston brings people together to build relationships and understanding across faith boundaries. We continue to learn from each other by exploring the varied traditions and beliefs that make up the diverse community in which we live and serve.

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We’re Hiring!

Employment Counselor needed at the Hospitality Center. This is not a volunteer position!

  • Monday and Thursday mornings 8:30 to 11
  • Help our homeless guests as they search for employment
  • Need experience in creating resumes and cover letters
  • Comfortable working with our vulnerable population

Call or email Sue for information


Volunteers Needed for Comedy Fundriser

  • Entertainment – Identify comedy acts appropriate for the fundraiser, present options and costs to the larger committee. Negotiate the contract and get it signed. Coordinate with the venue subcommittee and comedy act concerning lighting, sound and other requirements for their engagement. Host the comedy act team at the event. Time frame for comedy act booking: September-November 2018.
  • Venue – Scout possible Evanston locations, present options and costs to the larger committee. Take responsibility for event set up – including lighting and sound for the comedy act, seating, tables if any, caterer needs – and for event take down and clean up. Time frame for venue selection: September-November 2018.
  • Sponsorships – Develop list of potential corporate and individual sponsors, contact and follow up. Work with IAE board and delegates. Time frame: January-March 2019.
  • Publicity – Get the word out about the event via all channels – IAE website, social media, posters, local news media placement, IAE newsblasts. Time frame: February-April 2019.
  • Invitations/ticketing/guest list – Create and send invitations via mail and email. Set up online ticketing in Network for Good (very user friendly) and coordinate offline ticketing with IAE office staff. Compile the guest list and manage guest check-in at the event. Time frame: February-April 2019.
  • Food and beverages – Determine types of foods/beverages to serve, seek donations/discounts from local restaurants, food trucks, caterers, breweries and stores in exchange for advertising at the event. Coordinate with venue subcommittee. Time frame: January-April 2019.
  • Event fundraising – Determine the best method for soliciting donations at the event. Identify someone to lead the fundraising segment. Coordinate payment acceptance. Time frame: February-April 2019.

Contact Joan Sherman

IAE Spring Fundraiser Chair