Events

Upcoming Events

Homeless For A Day Challenge

Homeless For A Day Challenge

Saturday, April 27th

Introducing Our 1st Annual Homeless For A Day Challenge! 

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.

Sign up to participate in-person or virtually at the event on April 27, 2019. 

Read our FAQs to learn more!

Ongoing Events

Humanitarian Awards Benefit

Humanitarian Awards Benefit

Saturday, August 17th

The 68th Annual Humanitarian Awards Benefit will take place on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at the Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview in downtown Wichita. More details coming soon. 

Click here to download the fillable nomination form for the 2019 awards. Or click here to fill out the online form. 

Here is a list of awardees from 2018: 

Stuart Ray - Leadership through Faith Award
Wichita Community Foundation - Spirit of Faith Award
Bal Vihar, Hindu Temple of Greater Wichita - Peace by Piece Award
Joseph Shepard - Light of Faith Youth Award
Dondlinger & Sons Construction Company - Golden Rule Award


Past Events

Operation Holiday

Operation Holiday

October–December 2018

Operation Holiday distributes nonperishable food, fresh food vouchers, coats, blankets, and pet food to low-income families and individuals. More than 15,000 Sedgwick County residents apply annually. Half of them are children, and 20% of the adults are elderly and/or disabled on a fixed income. Children 14 and under receive gifts through a partnership with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program. Teen2Teen provides gifts for children 15-17. 

Operation Holiday is an excellent way to volunteer. More than 7,000 volunteer hours are needed to make Operation Holiday a success. Grab your family, your congregation, your organization or come on your own - any way you like to volunteer, we can accommodate you. If you or your group are interested in volunteering, please contact us at [email protected] or 316-264-9303.

More about Operation Holiday »

Humanitarian Awards Picture Gallery

August 23rd, 2018

Here are just a few photos from the 67th Annual Humanitarian Awards Dinner and Benefit. Check out some more here: Humanitarian Awards photo gallery.

Souper Bowl 2019

Souper Bowl 2019

February 1st, 2019

Thank you to everyone who came out to our 19th Annual SOUPer Bowl on Friday, February 1st, and made it such a succesful event! 

Your support is invaluable in helping IFM run its three homeless shelters, three low-income affordable apartment complexes, and Operation Holiday, Wichita's largest holiday assistance program. 

Like us on Facebook to see photos from the event.

Program Center, 829 N Market, Wichita, KS 67214|(316) 264-9303