About

Mission Statement

Laramie Interfaith provides a means

for our community to help neighbors

meet their basic needs.

Our Story

Interfaith-Good Samaritan has been an evolving part of the Laramie community fabric since its
official certification in January of 1988. Initially established at the behest of Shirly Denham and
Migon Hill, Interfaith-Good Samaritan has acted as a central hub for providing Laramie residence
with assistance for the past three decades.

Since its inception, our non-profit has continuously establishing new partnerships, new projects and grown in various other capacities. Soon after its formation, Interfaith moved into a shared building with the Salvation Army. Thanks to that, Interfaith was able to afford regular operating procedures, eventually becoming a member of United Way in 1991. These initial partnerships helped Interfaith-Good Samaritan to grow into a multi-service
an organization who has continued to expand it's programming ever since.


By the end of the 20th century, Interfaith had hired its first part-time director, and moved from its workspace with the Salvation Army to a small office in the Civic Center. Our family had become a valuable member of the Laramie
community, a fact that would contribute to our growth in capacity. From 1992 through to today, Interfaith-Good Samaritan has more than quadrupled its operating budget.

 

Initially working with only twenty-five to thirty volunteers, our non-profit now hosts over 200 volunteers. The continued community support and donations of time and money have helped Interfaith continue its work in preventing homelessness and food insecurity in Albany County.

 

In 2019 Interfaith was able to once again upgrade its operating location.  We moved into our own building, located at 712 Canby St. across the street from LaBonte Park! In doing so, we mean to advance the mission of Interfaith-Good Samaritan as an inter-organizational team working to help as many needy families as possible in the Laramie community.

Community Support

Interfaith-Good Samaritan cooperates with other organizations and agencies to provide assistance to women, men, and children in emergency situations when no other help is available. We offer a food pantry that is open 34 hours per week, a 24-hour patio pantry, food delivery as well as several satellite pantries. In addition to food, we also provide emergency assistance with rent, utilities, and unexpected expenses.  We receive support from a variety of religious organizations, service clubs, individuals, United Way of Albany County, the City of Laramie, Albany County, and the Ellbogen and Guthrie foundations.  Our services are provided without regard to any religious affiliation.

Pantry Volunteer
You can help your community by donating your time to be a pantry volunteer. Help put together bags of food, and distribute them to the community outside of our building.


Receptionist 
Volunteer your time to be a receptionist at Interfaith. Give information to clients and donors, and direct appropriate calls to various departments in the building.

Delivery Driver

Transportation is an issue for many Laramie residents. You can volunteer to bring food to our home-bound neighbors on Fridays. Please see our volunteer tab for more information.


Donate
Every donation to Interfaith goes back into the community. They provide food, shelter and other necessities to our clients. Click here to see how far each donation goes.

Food Pantry
Albany County has the highest food insecurity rate in Wyoming. That means more than 6000 people in
Albany County do not have access to nutritious food and Laramie Interfaith is dedicated to changing
that.


Housing
Laramie Interfaith is committed to reducing the likelihood that one of our neighbors will experience
homelessness.

Emergency Shelter

It’s cold in Laramie and whether people are between apartments, travelers running into bad luck, orescaping an unhealthy relationship, Laramie Interfaith provides secure and safe lodging.


Volunteers
There is no higher calling than when a person gives his or her own knowledge, skills, time or resources to someone in need of help or comfort.

We appreciate your support!

Here are some ways you can donate

Check

You can write a check made out to Laramie Interfaith.

Mail it to 712 E Canby St. or drop it off in person!

Online

It's easy to donate online as well! Click on the donate button at the top right of the screen, or using the button below. Either will bring you to our PayPal page!

Cash

We also accept cash donations, which can be  dropped off in person or mailed to us at

712 E Canby St. 

Reach Out

Questions? Concerns? Didn't find the information you were looking for? Reach out! We are happy to help in anyway we can!

Address: 712 Canby St. Laramie, WY

Phone: 307-742-4240

Registered Charity: 12345-67

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