Don’t Miss Night on the Town in Chanhassen – September 21st

You won’t want to miss Night on the Town in Chanhassen on September 21st! Stop by the Love INC FurniShare table on Main Street to say hello! Stay for the live music, games, family-friendly activities, and food.  Prize drawings will be held at 9:59 pm at Brindisi’s Pub. You could win a gift certificate to our FurniShare store!

When: September 21, 2017

Time: 6 pm – 10 pm

Where: Downtown Chanhassen (West 78th Street, in front of Chuckwagon Charlie’s)

Join us at Shepherd of the Hill’s Fall Festival and Red Rocker Music Fest

Stop by the Love INC booth at Shepherd of the Hill’s Fall Festival. There will be live music, arts and crafts, a flea market, bake sale, book sale, and much more!

When: Saturday, September 23, 9 am – 3 pm

Where: Shepherd of the Hill, 145 Engler Boulevard, Chaska, MN

Cost: FREE!

 

Let Your Voice Be Heard! Take the Love INC Strategic Planning Survey.

…What would you have us do?

After celebrating 10 years of serving our community, Love in the Name of Christ of Eastern Carver County is now looking to the future, in partnership with you, as to how we can continue to show unconditional love and support to those in need around us.

The mission of Love INC of Eastern Carver County is to mobilize the church to transform lives and our community in the name of Christ. We partner with more than 25 local churches to support and empower their volunteers to meet the physical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs of our neighbors in need.

Love INC is actively engaged in developing our strategy for the future. We know that the best things are accomplished when a committee community comes together, putting those who are hurting and in need, at the forefront. We recognize that to build a robust and meaningful strategy, we need our community to weigh-in, and give us your guidance.

So, we humbly ask for your valuable input into what we focus on, how we serve, and who we become, in order to be that beacon in the community where our brothers and sisters always know they can come for help.

On behalf of our gracious Board of Directors, we thank you in advance, and I leave you with the following comment from a person served by Love INC and its partner churches:

“Although you may not hear it as often as you should, you’re appreciated so much. I wish I had a new way to say thank you, a way that would really express how much your kindness has meant to me. You have a way of touching lives, of making days a little brighter, hearts a little happier, and problems seem a whole lot smaller.”

To complete the survey, please click HERE.

Learn more about volunteering with Love INC!

Love INC Opportunities:

Fill out the Love INC Volunteer Interest Form for general interest, or take a look at the specific volunteer needs listed below.

Furnishare
FurniShare provides free, gently-used donated furniture to our neighbors in need. Volunteers assist in the warehouse and with deliveries, as well assisting customers, inventorying donations, etc..
Visit the FurniShare page for more info. Click here to volunteer, email furnishare@loveincecc.org or call 952-974-7829

Clearinghouse
The call center (“Clearinghouse”) is open Mon, Wed, and Fri from 9am – 2pm to take calls from our neighbors in need. Interested in learning more? Fill out our Clearinghouse Volunteer Application OR call 952-448-2508 for more info.

One-Time Opportunities
Various one-time opportunities exist within Love INC. These can range from serving on a committee helping plan a fundraiser such as our gala or golf outing, or helping assemble backpacks at the start of the school year, to helping stuff envelopes and file paperwork in the Love INC office.  We also occasionally need volunteers to help with one-time ministry needs, such as assisting a client in picking up groceries, raking a yard, etc. Fill out the Love INC Volunteer Interest Form and we can help you identify ways you can get involved

URGENT NEED – Queen sheets and blankets

The Linen Closet, a Love INC ministry hosted by Chaska Moravian Church, is in urgent need of queen sheet sets and blankets. They are completely out, which means if a Love INC client requests queen bedding, their need is currently going unmet until we have sheets and blankets in stock!

Donations of new or gently used queen sheets and blankets can be dropped off at Chaska Moravian Church (115 E. 4th Street, Chaska) anytime Monday – Friday between the hours of 9 am – 2 pm.

Thank you for helping us serve those in need in our community. Collectively, we are the hands and feet of Jesus!

Luke 6:38  “Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.”

We’ve partnered with the Chaska Community Center for our Back-to-School Supply Drive!

 

We are pleased to have partnered with the Chaska Community Center for our back-to-school supply drive. From August 20th – August 26th, donate school supplies at the CCC and receive free open skate admission! If you’re already a CCC member, you’ll receive a coupon to bring a friend to open skate. Happy skating!

Back-Pack Give Back: Help Needed!

Discovery United Methodist Church (275 Lake Drive East, Chanhassen) is hosting and coordinating the distribution of school supplies and backpacks to families in need in Eastern Carver County in August. Your help is needed!

Volunteers are needed on the following dates:

  • Monday, August 14, 7 pm – 8 pm – 25 volunteers needed to assist with assembling and organizing the backpacks
  • Friday, August 18, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm – 15 volunteers needed to assist with set-up, help students select a backpack, serve a meal, and clean-up after the event
  • Saturday, August 19, 10;30 am – 2:30 pm – 10 volunteers needed to assist with set-up, help students select a backpack, serve a meal, and clean-up after the event

Click Here to Volunteer

Wanted: A Rockstar Summer Intern

Love INC is looking for a Youth Activities Leader intern to help lead the activities at our Summer Lunch Program!

This summer, Love INC has partnered with District 112 to bring free lunches and activities to children in our community. The program is held at Riverview Terrace every Monday through Friday, 12 pm – 2 pm through the end of August. Each day, the students receive a free bag lunch and then stay to play games, participate in crafts, and have fun!

Sound like something you might be interested in? Here’s the details:

Hours: 10-15 hours weekly

Salary: Unpaid internship

Location: Chaska

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Develop and lead youth activities during summer lunch program. This will include games, crafts, and educational activities.
  • Engage and interact with youth during the summer lunch program.
  • Assist with volunteer management for volunteers assisting in the summer lunch program.
  • Participate in team meetings and brainstorming sessions related to summer lunch program planning.
  • Other duties as assigned by Love INC staff.

Experience:

  • Must be 20 years of age or older.
  • Must pass a criminal background check and National Sex Offenders check prior to starting intership.
  • Must be legally able to work in the United States.
  • Must be available Monday through Friday, 12 pm – 2 pm during summer lunch program times. Additional planning time will be required outside of these times and may be scheduled at your discretion.
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from lunch program location.
  • Ideal candidates are self-motivated, independent, and open-minded adults who share a love for youth development and making a difference in their community.
  • Candidates should be able to show attention to detail, have strong written and verbal communication skills, and be comfortable interacting with children of all ages, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Must be energetic, active, and outgoing.
  • Ability to speak Spanish a plus, but not required.

Special attention will be given to candidates with a background in education or non-profit management, or those who are working towards said degrees.

To apply, please e-mail a resume and brief cover letter to info@loveincecc.org.

Use the subject line “Youth Activities Leader Intership.”

Volunteer at River City Days Breakfast to benefit Love INC!

Volunteers are needed to work as cashiers, to bus tables, and to help with serving on Sunday, July 301, 8:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Two shifts are available. Proceeds will benefit Love INC!
A delicious hot breakfast of pancakes, sausage, real fruit toppings, orange drink/coffee will be prepared by Chef Bob DeMaris and crew.  Prepared and served under the tent on Walnut Street at the City Square Park, Chaska.

VOLUNTEER HERE!

 

Back-Pack Give Back Project: Now Accepting Donations!

Discovery United Methodist Church (275 Lake Drive East, Chanhassen) is hosting and coordinating the distribution of school supplies and backpacks to families in need in Eastern Carver County this coming August! This year, they will be distributing 1000 backpacks, so we need your help to fill them with school supplies!

Donated supplies need to be dropped off at Discovery United Methodist Church in Chanhassen by August 7th. Check back on our Love INC website in a few weeks to sign up to volunteer to assemble  and distribute backpacks!

Will you help a child start the school year with confidence that they have the supplies they need for learning? Click HERE to sign up to donate school supplies to our Back Pack Give Back!