THE DOUGH IS RISING!
Last June we awarded $200,000 in mission grants to five organizations who are striving to do good work and ministry in the world. In the coming year we will continue to partner with those organizations to help forward their mission. If you are interested in working with one of our Dough Winners as we move into this next phase of support and encouragement, please contact Danielle Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org. Together, we will help people and ideas rise.
Bricks to Bread Oktoberfiesta Fundraiser
Friday, October 1, 6:00-9:00 p.m. and Sunday October 3, 3:00-6:00 p.m.
Mark your calendar to attend the Bricks to Bread fall event. Bricks to Bread partners with local organizations to support female entrepreneurs with dreams of owning their own bakery and pizza businesses to provide fresh baked goods and bring communities together. We focus on single household women seeking a sustainable source of income to combat poverty.
Oktoberfiesta is a fall fundraiser event featuring fresh baked pretzels (made in an outdoor brick oven), beer, music and lots of fun! All proceeds go toward funding female entrepreneurship in Costa Rica. We also need volunteers for the event! To volunteer or purchase event tickets, contact Danielle Jones at email@example.com.
Barista Help Needed
Mocha Momma’s is a brand new coffee shop located in the public library on Hennepin Ave. in downtown Minneapolis. Mocha Momma’s Coffee addresses the need for a combination of job creation, job skills, life skills, and mentoring needed to help urban youth thrive.
Thanks to WCC’s Dough grant, Mocha Momma’s is ready to open in September! Mocha Momma’s is looking for trained baristas who are willing to donate some time to work at the coffee shop as they get up and running this fall. If you or someone you know is a trained barista and interested in this opportunity, please contact Melanie Leehy, founder of Mocha Momma’s at Melanie@marchhearts.org.
Edith’s House Volunteers
Homeless Supply Drive Coordinators needed
The mission of Edith’s House is to help people who are struggling with addiction, homelessness, and job loss. Edith’s House reaches out to people who are struggling by making a connection through neighborhood ministry. One of the things Edith’s Houses needs to care for its clients are hygiene kits. We are looking for a handful of people to coordinate a supply drive to get the items that go in to these kits. If you would like to help coordinate this supply drive please contact Danielle Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wildflyer Coffee Grand Opening
Thursday, September 23, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
3262 Minnehaha Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Wildflyer Coffee exists to end youth homelessness by addressing the most significant barrier to stable housing-consistent employment. Wildflyer offers a 6-month work and life skills training program designed to facilitate the transition into mainstream employment through consistent work and stable housing. Wildflyer has invited WCC to come and participate in the Grand Opening of their shop in Minneapolis to see the good work that they are doing. Join us to celebrate!
THE IOCP NEIGHBORHOOD PROGRAM
Wayzata Community Church has partnered with Interfaith Outreach for 15 years to offer fellowship, food and fun to apartment and townhome neighborhoods in Plymouth. With nine years at Kimberly Meadows, we have delighted in making friends, watching the children grow, bringing new neighbors together, and greeting the elderly residents who are especially appreciative of the meals we bring. During the pandemic we were unable to gather with our friends at Kimberly Meadows. It was very important to us that our families would know that we were caring for them from afar. Every other month we delivered restaurant meals to their homes, serving 45 – 60 people each time.
Participation in The Neighborhood Program gives us a hands-on opportunity to answer our call as Christians, to welcome the stranger, feed the hungry, and love our neighbors. Presently we have a wonderful group of volunteers from six years old to 74 years old. There is a place for you!
Please contact Vicki Thompson for more information and to volunteer.
IOCP RESALE SHOP VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Interfaith Community Partners and Wayzata Community Church have a long and rich relationship serving our community together. Interfaith Outreach engages cross-sector community partnerships in delivery of family support, food, housing and neighborhoods, education and youth, employment, and transportation services that open doors to new and hopeful futures for people in our community.
The Resale Shop at IOCP is one of the ways the organization raises money for operations and services. Volunteers are needed to sort donated items, work in the shop, or volunteer a few hours a week. To volunteer contact Danielle Jones at email@example.com.
E2 ENGLISH SKYPE PROGRAM
E2 is an English Skype program partnering with the Emprendedora Technical High School in Nicaragua, supported by Opportunity International. Mastering conversational English helps Nicaraguan students gain skills that will help them find livable wage jobs after graduation. Serve as a subsitute, participating in 30 minute Skype video calls from your home computer, tablet or phone. During the Skype calls, a pair of students present what they have prepared around the conversation topic for the week. When they have finished, volunteers engage in conversation around the weekly topic. For more information about E2, please contact Janice Srnec.