Interfaith Action of Evanston

Interfaith Action of Evanston Evanston Ecumenical Action Council was formed on May 19, 1970 and was an association of local Christian Churches for nearly 50 years of service.
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Interfaith Action, based in Evanston, IL, is a non-profit organization whose mission is to bring together communities of faith and spirit to serve people who are hungry and homeless and to express shared values through action and interfaith dialogue. On May 15, 2006, the members of EEAC voted to expand the membership of the organization to all religious and spiritual communities and to change the

name to "Interfaith Action of Evanston." Membership is open to any faith organization or to any indivdual that actively participates in our mission to serve hungry and homeless persons in Evanston and affirms that it wants to be a member. Vision Statement: Interfaith Action of Evanston strives to build a just community. We work with diverse faith communities and individuals seeking to address the systemic issues of poverty, unemployment, homelessness, and hunger. Through interfaith dialogue we bring people together to build relationships and encourage understanding across faith boundaries. We partner with local legislators, community leaders, and our neighbors to promote a healthy and equitable society.

01/10/2024

Join our annual Walk for Warmth and help people in Evanston who are unhoused. We will start at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 15, at the First United Methodist Church, 516 Church St., in Evanston on the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Because of the cold weather, we will mostly be inside. Your participation and donations support Interfaith Action of Evanston’s overnight shelter, which provides a safe, warm and dry place to sleep. But in the depths of winter, it is also a life saver. Interfaith Action needs the financial support of the community to provide this critical service.

The URL for the Walk for Warmth webpage is https://tinyurl.com/IAE2024W4W .

Join our annual Walk for Warmth and help people in Evanston who are unhoused. We will start at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 1...
01/08/2024

Join our annual Walk for Warmth and help people in Evanston who are unhoused. We will start at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 15, at the First United Methodist Church, 516 Church St., in Evanston on the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Your participation and donations support Interfaith Action of Evanston’s overnight shelters. Sign at: https://tinyurl.com/IAE2024W4W

Join us today at Ten Thousand Villages Evanston, 5-8 p.m. for our shopping benefit at 915 Chicago Ave, Evanston. 15% of ...
12/11/2023

Join us today at Ten Thousand Villages Evanston, 5-8 p.m. for our shopping benefit at 915 Chicago Ave, Evanston. 15% of your purchase will go back to Interfaith Action of Evanston. A great way to support and shop ethically for everyone on your list.
Or, shop online for two more days:
Go to www.villagesevanston.com
You can choose curbside pickup or shipping for your online purchase.
NOTE: You must use the Evanston store website listed above and not the corporate Ten Thousand Villages website for this event and in the notes list your organization.

Join us for a shopping benefit on Monday, Dec. 11, at Ten Thousand Villages, 915 Chicago Ave. in Evanston. 15% of your p...
12/08/2023

Join us for a shopping benefit on Monday, Dec. 11, at Ten Thousand Villages, 915 Chicago Ave. in Evanston. 15% of your purchase will go back to Interfaith Action of Evanston!

This “lost wax” technique dates back hundreds of years and provides much needed employment opportunities to people in Burkina Faso. To create a statue, makers first build a model made of bees-wax and encase it in clay. Once the clay hardens, the wax is melted to create a mold of the figure in-side. Liquid bronze is poured into the mold and once it sets, the clay is broken to reveal a one-of-a-kind bronze figure.

Join us for a shopping benefit on Monday, Dec. 11, at Ten Thousand Villages, 915 Chicago Ave. in  Evanston. 15% of your ...
12/07/2023

Join us for a shopping benefit on Monday, Dec. 11, at Ten Thousand Villages, 915 Chicago Ave. in Evanston. 15% of your purchase will go back to Interfaith Action of Evanston!

These are no ordinary earrings. Decades of war have left Cambodia’s farmlands littered with brass casings from bombs, bullets and landmines. The metal that remains as a reminder of conflict is collected to be transformed into a symbol of resilience and healing. Artisans fashion these brass casings into jewelry pieces that carry messages of hope. Each of these earrings is inscribed with the Khmer word for "peace.”

Join us for a shopping benefit on Monday, Dec. 11, at Ten Thousand Villages, 915 Chicago Ave. in  Evanston. 15% of your ...
12/06/2023

Join us for a shopping benefit on Monday, Dec. 11, at Ten Thousand Villages, 915 Chicago Ave. in Evanston. 15% of your purchase will go back to Interfaith Action of Evanston!

Singing Bowls embody two of Nepal's richest traditions, metalwork and meditation. Singing bowls, and the ringing hum they create, help clear your mind, cleanse your heart, and comfort your soul. To make the bowl sing, strike its side with the mallet. We are grateful to the Nepali artisans we partner with for choosing to share their rich culture with us.

A great way to shop ethically and support our organization!Join us for a Shopping Benefit with Ten Thousand Villages Eva...
12/05/2023

A great way to shop ethically and support our organization!
Join us for a Shopping Benefit with Ten Thousand Villages Evanston Monday, Dec. 11, 2023.
15% of your purchases will be donated to Interfaith Action of Evanston.

A wonderful way to start the holiday season. Wednesday night.
11/18/2023

A wonderful way to start the holiday season. Wednesday night.

Syndey Reed donates to Interfaith Action because it offers an “opportunity to work with individuals from Evanston faith ...
10/20/2023

Syndey Reed donates to Interfaith Action because it offers an “opportunity to work with individuals from Evanston faith communities for peace and justice.”

Help us serve hungry and homeless people. Find the Donate and Volunteer buttons, lower right on our homepage.

Bex Way volunteers with the monthly Producemobile run by the Chicago Food Depository, City of Evanston and Interfaith Ac...
10/19/2023

Bex Way volunteers with the monthly Producemobile run by the Chicago Food Depository, City of Evanston and Interfaith Action. “I’ve never been hungry, and I don’t want anyone else to be.”

Help us serve hungry and homeless people. Find the Donate and Volunteer buttons, lower right on our homepage.

Michael Rivera says that his Interfaith Action donation “supports kind and compassionate people providing hope and oppor...
10/17/2023

Michael Rivera says that his Interfaith Action donation “supports kind and compassionate people providing hope and opportunity to others.”

Help us serve hungry and homeless people. Find the Donate and Volunteer buttons, lower right on our homepage.

Kimberly Kurrus donates to Interfaith Action, motivated by the Baháʼí Faith.“I give because caring for the poor is not j...
10/16/2023

Kimberly Kurrus donates to Interfaith Action, motivated by the Baháʼí Faith.
“I give because caring for the poor is not just a social action that is 'good' to do. It is God's spiritual law. In all religious dispensations there is the law of care for the poor.”

Everyone is welcome to help us serve hungry and homeless people in Evanston. Find the Donate and Volunteer buttons, lower right on our homepage.

Mitchell Cyganiak volunteers mornings at the Hospitality Shelter, hoping to help “empower people who are in need of supp...
10/13/2023

Mitchell Cyganiak volunteers mornings at the Hospitality Shelter, hoping to help “empower people who are in need of support.” He said the combined efforts of different faiths makes Evanston a "special tight-knit community." Help us serve hungry and homeless people. Find the Donate and Volunteer buttons, lower right on our homepage.

Mary Beth Roth is a donor to Interfaith Action and a coordinator of the monthly Producemobile. “I do not consider my don...
10/11/2023

Mary Beth Roth is a donor to Interfaith Action and a coordinator of the monthly Producemobile. “I do not consider my donation to IAE charity, but justice.”

You can help, too. Find the Donate and Volunteer buttons, lower right on our homepage.

Steve Cole volunteers at the morning hospitality center operated by Interfaith Action. “I have what I need. I wanted to ...
10/09/2023

Steve Cole volunteers at the morning hospitality center operated by Interfaith Action. “I have what I need. I wanted to do some small part for those who are struggling.”

Help us serve hungry and homeless people in Evanston. Find the Donate and Volunteer buttons, lower right on our homepage.

David Johnson is a soup kitchen volunteer for Interfaith Action. “I was excited to have a good volunteering possibility....
10/06/2023

David Johnson is a soup kitchen volunteer for Interfaith Action. “I was excited to have a good volunteering possibility. It made me feel good.”

Help us serve hungry and homeless people in Evanston. Find the Donate and Volunteer buttons, lower right on our homepage. Link in bio.

Michael Alexander volunteers at a soup kitchen. “It’s simple. I wanted to serve my community.”Help Interfaith Action. Fi...
10/05/2023

Michael Alexander volunteers at a soup kitchen. “It’s simple. I wanted to serve my community.”

Help Interfaith Action. Find the Donate and Volunteer buttons, lower right on our homepage. Link in bio.

After retirement, Chrissandra White-Agee “wanted to do something that benefits others.” She now volunteers at a soup kit...
10/04/2023

After retirement, Chrissandra White-Agee “wanted to do something that benefits others.” She now volunteers at a soup kitchen.

You too can help Interfaith Action. Find the Donate and Volunteer buttons, lower right on our homepage. Link in bio.

Pat and Ed Blumen donate to Interfaith Action “because of the maximum impact it makes for the neediest in our community ...
10/03/2023

Pat and Ed Blumen donate to Interfaith Action “because of the maximum impact it makes for the neediest in our community with a very modest budget.” Pat is also a volunteer.

Help us serve hungry and homeless people in Evanston. Find the Donate and Volunteer buttons, lower right on our homepage. Link in bio.

Tom O’Brien coordinates and volunteers at one of the soup kitchens overseen by Interfaith Action. “We minister to people...
10/02/2023

Tom O’Brien coordinates and volunteers at one of the soup kitchens overseen by Interfaith Action. “We minister to people who are in immediate need. We feed people.”

Help us serve hungry and homeless people in Evanston. Find the Donate and Volunteer buttons, lower right on our homepage. Link in bio.

A lunch-and-learn event hosted April 22 by Lake Street Church updated the public regarding efforts to address homelessne...
04/27/2023

A lunch-and-learn event hosted April 22 by Lake Street Church updated the public regarding efforts to address homelessness in Evanston.

1.Sue Murphy (left), executive director of Interfaith Action of Evanston, with author Kevin Nye and Betty Bogg, CEO of Connections for the Homeless. Bogg announced a new effort to increase overnight shelter availability to all seasons, not just the colder months

2. Kevin Nye, author of “Grace Can Lead Us Home: A Christian Call to End Homelessness,” speaks during the event.

3. Nia Tavoularis (foreground), chief development officer at Connections, leads a tour of Hilda’s Place in the Lake Street Church basement. It will be renovated to again provide overnight shelter all year.

Join us on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to fight homelessness and hunger. We will be walking at the fourth annual Interfai...
01/15/2023

Join us on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to fight homelessness and hunger. We will be walking at the fourth annual Interfaith Action of Evanston Walk for Warmth. We start at 11 a.m., Monday, January 16, at the First United Methodist Church, 516 Church St. Money supports our overnight shelter, warming centers and soup kitchens. No charge to walk at this family-friendly event, but registration is required. For more information on how to donate or walk, go to: https://tinyurl.com/ej6tja23

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Evanston, IL
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