District 112 Needs – UPDATED 10/16/18

Love INC has partnered with Eastern Carver County Schools to help provide necessary items for students in need within the district.  CLICK HERE to assist with current District 112 needs throughout the 2018-2019 school year! Don’t have time to shop personally for the needed items? No worries – we’ve created an Amazon Wish List. Shop from the comfort of your home and the items will be delivered directly to the Love INC office.


Thank You Ryder Cup Volunteers!


Congratulations and a heartfelt THANK YOU to our courageous volunteers who served for Love INC at the Ryder Cup.

You helped bring home a victory for the USA and for Love INC with warm smiles on cold mornings and incredibly efficient service, serving more than 5,000 burgers, chicken sandwiches, and hot dogs on a daily basis!

We hope the experience brought you together with new friends and neighbors and provided a fun time with family.


Let’s keep this new relationship alive and thriving by getting together more often! Volunteers are always needed:

Volunteer at the FurniShare Store

7890 Market Blvd, Chanhassen
Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10am – 4pm, Saturdays from 9am – Noon
Assist customers and donors, or perform minor repairs.
Stop in for a cup of coffee and hang around as long as you’d like! We’d love your company any time.
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP or email furnishare@loveincecc.org

Volunteer at the Clearinghouse

1600 Bavaria Rd, Chaska
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9am – 2pm
Answer phones and assist neighbors in need through the call center.
To apply, CLICK HERE and fill out the Volunteer Interest Form at the bottom of the page.



Holiday Blessings


Help Provide Meals for Thanksgiving and Christmas

A donation of about $30 will provide one whole meal for a family in need.

  • CLICK HERE to donate online
  • Text the message “Table” to the phone number 41444
  • Mail a check with “Table” in the memo to Love In the Name of Christ, 1600 Bavaria Rd, Chaska, MN 55318


Nov 19th Thanksgiving Food Distribution

  • Donate Food!

    • Help collect meal items to be distributed to families in need for Thanksgiving.
    • Drop off donations of food at the Lodge at the Chaska Community Center
    • Items being collected
      • Oct 17-23: canned vegetables
      • Oct 24-30: boxed potatoes
      • Oct 31 – Nov 6: gravy (can or jar)
      • Nov 7 – 13: boxed stuffing
      • Nov 14-18: boxed jello or pudding
  • Workout with a turkey!

    • Saturday, November 19th from 9:00 – 9:45am
    • Located at the Chaska Community Center Upper Gym
    • Free workout with the donation of a FROZEN turkey (gloves are recommended). The turkeys will be used to provide local families with Thanksgiving food packs.
    • Or, simply drop off a FROZEN turkey between 8:00 – 10:00am on Saturday, Nov. 19th at the CCC community rooms.


  • Help Deliver Food!
    • Saturday, November 19th from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    • Help prepare the food baskets and then load them in your car to be delivered to 2-3 Eastern Carver County families.
    • Sign-up here to volunteer!


Volunteer at St. John Lutheran Church’s community Thanksgiving Dinner

Dec 17th Christmas Food Distribution

  • Information about volunteering is coming soon!


There may be more ways to get involved. More info coming soon!


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Supplies Needed

St. Hubert’s Baby Sleep & Ride Ministry is in need of cribs (no drop-down sides).

Please drop off donations at the Love INC office at 1600 Bavaria Rd, Chaska on Mon, Wed, and Fri between 9am – 2pm or call 952-448-2508.


FurniShare is in need of mattresses and box springs (full and queen sized) and metal bed frames (twin, full, and queen).

Please drop off donations at FurniShare at 7890 Market Blvd, Chanhassen on Saturday mornings between 9am – Noon or call 952-974-7829.


Mount Olivet Lutheran Church’s Personal Care ministry is in need of shampoo, deoderant, feminine napkins and tampons.

Please bring donations to the Love INC office at 1600 Bavaria Rd, Chaska on Mon, Wed, or Fri between 9am – 2pm. Call 952-448-2508 with questions.


The Chaska Moravian Church’s Linen Closet is in need of new or gently used sheet sets. Current stock is very low. They especially need sheet sets (twin, full, and queen) and queen blankets.

Please bring donations of sheet sets to the church at 115 E 4th St, Chaska MN 55318 on Mon-Fri between 9am – 2pm. Call 952-448-4000 with questions.

Project Community Connect

Are you living on little? Connect to community resources by attending the Project Community Connect expo on September 13!

Scott-Carver’s Project Community Connect
Tuesday, Sept 13
9:00am – 4:30pm
Canterbury Park Expo Center
1100 Canterbury Rd, Shakopee MN 55379

For more detailed information, VIEW THE PDF


Are you interested in volunteering at this event?
For more info, call 952-442-3070 or view the PDF here!




Give to Love INC This Christmas!

 This Christmas Season, consider a gift to Love In the Name of Christ


Ways to Give:

  • Give ONLINE by clicking here!
  • Text the word “Christ” to the phone number 41444
  • Mail a check to Love In the Name of Christ, 1600 Bavaria Rd, Chaska MN 55318

Your gift connects neighbors in need to 25 partner churches. Thank you for your generous gift and support!


Holiday Blessings

Allison Alstrin hired as Executive Director

Allison Alstrin hired as Executive DirectorAllison Alstrin of Love INC of Eastern Carver County in Chaska


Alstrin brings a passion for building partnerships along with a rich blend of experience to Love INC of Eastern Carver County

 CONTACT:       Mike Fortner, Love INC of Eastern Carver County Board President (612-865-6670)

September 11, 2015 – The Board of Directors of Love INC of Eastern Carver County (Love INC) is pleased to announce that they have hired Allison Alstrin as the organization’s Executive Director.  Alstrin joins the organization following the retirement of founding Executive Director Doug Peterson this past summer.

Board President Mike Fortner says, “Allison is an extremely positive addition to our cause here in Carver County. Her positive energy and faith are contagious. She’ll make a tremendous impact here as she leads the administration of local churches’ outreach efforts in our community.”

Alstrin comes to Love INC with 11 years of work and leadership experience in the context of the higher education system in Minnesota, Illinois and the east coast.  Her most recent positon was Partnerships and Collaboration Program Consultant for Normandale Community College.  Allison holds an undergraduate degree from Drake University in Business Administration/Finance and a Masters of Education from Loyola University Chicago.  She is member of the Westwood congregation and has been an active Love INC volunteer and supporter.

“I am humbled by the opportunity to be a part of such an extraordinary organization.   I look forward to working with partner churches and our communities of Eastern Carver County.  Together we will find exciting ways to transform lives and share the love of Christ.”  Allison will start in her role with Love INC on Monday September 21, 2015. Her email address will be aalstrin@loveincecc.org and she can be reached at 952-448-2508.


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Hope Banquet

Save the Date!

Friday, October 29, 2016
Hazeltine National Golf Club

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Backpack Distribution

The School Locker’s 2015 Backpack Distribution

August 14 & 15, 2015

Discovery United Methodist Church in Chanhassen hosted the annual Backpack Distribution on Friday and Saturday August 14-15. It was a successful event! 459 backpacks along with necessary school supplies were given away. In addition, St. Francis/Allina Health donated 140 pairs of tennis shoes to be given to children in need. 33 volunteers donated 137 hours of time over the course of the weekend to pray with participating families, distribute the supplies, and serve a light meal.