Inter-Faith Ministries's Homeless For A Day Challenge
The movement to end Wichita homelessness
April 27, 2019
Inter-Faith Ministries's (IFM) Homeless For A Day Challenge isn't about pretending to be homeless—it's about getting a glimpse of what thousands of homeless Wichitans go through each year, and seeing how IFM serves this vulnerable population through shelter, food, case management and more. When you accept the challenge to participate and spend a night in our shelter, you're not just raising awareness and much-needed funds—you're showing our city's homeless population that you care. You're joining a community of concerned Wichitans working to get even more people off the streets so they can rebuild their lives. Together we can end homelessness in Wichita.
Four ways to get involved
Register to participate on Saturday, April 27, 2019, where you will experience homelessness for a day.
Register to participate virtually and raise awareness for homelessness with your own personal fundraising page.
Make a donation to Inter-Faith Ministries's programs and services that help your Wichita neighbors in need.
Become an Event Sponsor!
Frequently Asked Questions
The impact of your donation
The $20 virtual and student registration fee covers the costs associated with what we call a “bed-night,” which means one night’s shelter plus dinner, breakfast and case management for one client at one of Inter-Faith Ministries’s homeless shelters.
The $40 attending participant registration fee covers two "bed-nights" plus your stay at our shelter including dinner and breakfast.
A $500 donation will cover all the expenses to provide shelter for approximately three weeks to one person.
A $1,000 donation will provide shelter for a mother and child for one month, which includes beds, meals, clothes, hygiene products, and individualized case management.
A $2,500 donation will provide one night’s shelter, dinner, and case management to approximately 125 homeless Wichitans at our Emergency Winter Shelters.
A $3,500 donation covers an average 45-day shelter stay for a family of three, which includes beds, meals, clothes, hygiene products, and individualized case management.
A $5,000 donation will cover the costs for six months' worth of necessary cleaning and household items for IFM’s three shelters, including laundry detergent, trash bags, bleach, toilet paper, personal hygiene items for clients, and more.