Shop with a Purpose Day Aims to  Raise Funds to Prevent Homelessness

Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners’ 23rd annual Sleep Out campaign will hold its final public event, Shop with a Purpose (SWAP), on Friday, Dec. 14. This annual tradition was started by amazing local business leaders as a way to support the annual Sleep Out campaign. As a one-day retail and dining extravaganza, it has raised $40,734 for Interfaith Outreach over the years to help break down barriers to jobs,child care, education and more for local families and kids.

Local businesses participate by donating a portion of their one-day sales. To maximize the impact of customer purchases – new this year Real Estate Nation and RE/MAX Results will donate $5 for every Facebook check-in on Shop with a Purpose Day. Customers simply check in at the participating business on Facebook when they arrive and then tag Interfaith Outreach (@interfaithoutreachcp). That’s it – $5 will be donated to Interfaith for every Facebook check-in tallied. See list of businesses and offers at iocp.org/swap.

The Sleep Out campaign has raised $ $1,599,033 toward its overall goal of$2.4 million by Dec. 31 to help nearly 2,000 local families each year stabilize, strengthen and thrive. Last year, 1 in 5 Interfaith Outreach families experienced homelessness. Housing is the foundation to family stability.However, the escalating affordable housing crisis is threatening the well-being of a growing number of our neighbors.

Ways to help:

Participate in Shop with a Purpose: Friday,Dec. 14, local businesses all over town. Generous local businesses donate a portion of their one-day sales to the Sleep Out.Learn more at iocp.org/swap.

Donate: Online at iocp.org/donate or send checks payable to Interfaith Outreach to 1605 County Road 101 N in Plymouth. Learn how donations make a difference.

Sleep Out (or in): Host a Sleep Out outside or Bedless Night inside. Learn more.

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