Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners’ first-ever Sleep Out Medallion Hunt has come to an end.
According to event organizers, the medallion was located Dec. 9 by a Wayzata family. The clues, which were released daily Dec. 1-9, led the family to a hallowed out tree in Wayzata’s Big Woods Park Preserve.
According to event organizers, the winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, has donated the prize, a $200 Target gift card, back to IOCP.
The medallion hunt is part of the larger campaign now in its 21st year. The goal for the campaign is to raise $2.18 million before Dec. 31. Currently, the organization has raised $1.2 million.
Since the Sleep Out began two decades ago, the Plymouth-based nonprofit has raised more than $24 million. The funds raised, IOCP officials said, have prevented families from experiencing homelessness 27,983 times in its service area, which includes Hamel, Long Lake, Medicine Lake, Medina, Minnetonka Beach, Orono, Plymouth and Wayzata.
Visit iocp.org/medallion to see all the clues and their hidden meaning. To learn more about the Sleep Out campaign, go to iocp.org/donate.