Christmas Season Volunteer Opportunities

Love INC is partnering with St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Mt. Olivet Lutheran West Church, and Westwood Community Church to pack and bring complete Christmas dinner baskets to 100+ local families in need on Saturday, December 15th.This is a family-friendly event and is a great opportunity to share the joy of Christmas with families who may not otherwise enjoy the holiday season.

In addition to volunteering, please consider making a financial gift to Love INC in support of the Christmas Food Packs. This year, Love INC will distribute 100 Christmas food baskets at a cost of more than $5000 total. Each basket costs roughly $50 but provides relief and hope that goes far beyond its monetary value. To make a donation, click here.

For more information or to register, please click on the church where you’d like to volunteer.
Mt. Olivet Lutheran West Church – information will be posted on the Mt. Olivet Lutheran website soon!
Unable to volunteer but still want to help?
Please consider making a financial gift to Love INC in support of the Christmas Food Packs. This year, Love INC will distribute 100+ Christmas baskets at a cost of more than $5000. Donate online by clicking HERE to help us offset the expense of this valuable ministry that brings hope to our neighbors this Christmas season.

Join us for the annual Wobble Before You Gobble at the Chaska Community Center

Turkey and Non-Perishable Donations Needed for Thanksgiving Meals

Love INC, in partnership with West Union Lutheran Church, helps provide a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for families in need. By donating a turkey and non-perishable foods this year, you’ll help provide hope for families in need during an especially difficult time of the year. Donations may be dropped off at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Chaska on Saturday, November 17th from 8 am – 10 am.

The following items are needed:

  • Frozen whole turkeys (8+ pounds)
  • Canned vegetables
  • Gravy (canned or in a jar)
  • Boxed Jello or pudding
  • Boxed stuffing
  • Boxed potatoes

 

To sign-up to make a donation, please click HERE.

Monetary donations may also be mailed to Love INC, 1600 Bavaria Road, Chaska, MN 55318. Please note “Thanksgiving basket donation” on the memo line.

Help Us Share the Warmth!


Love INC is working with local churches, organizations, and families to collect new or gently used winter wear items, all sizes and ages (infant to adult), to support the Winter Wear Ministry from now until November 10th.

The following items are being requested:

  • Winter coats (please no spring jackets or hooded sweatshirts)
  • Heavy winter gloves and mittens (please no stretchy non-waterproof gloves as these do not keep hands warm or dry)
  • Snow pants
  • Snow boots/winter boots
  • Toboggan hats
  • Scarves

We would ask that you attach hoods to coats, zip liners in them, and make sure to empty pockets before donating items. We would also ask that you ensure that zippers and buttons function and the items are clean.

Donations may be dropped off at the following locations:

  • Love INC office (1600 Bavaria Road, Chaska) – Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 9 am – 2 pm
  • FurniShare (7890 Market Boulevard, Chanhassen) – Wednesday – Friday, 10 am – 4 pm; Saturday 9 am-noon
  • Discovery United Methodist Church (275 Lake Drive E., Chanhassen) –  Monday – Friday 9 am – 3 pm

Winter wear will be made available to Love INC clients throughout the winter season.

 

Thanksgiving Volunteer Opportunities

2018 Thanksgiving Basket Assembly and Delivery Help Needed                                                         

Volunteers are needed on Saturday, November 17th to help Love INC and West Union Lutheran Church deliver Thanksgiving Baskets to local clients in the Eastern Carver County area.

Volunteers may be couples, families, friends, youth groups…anybody who wants to spend a few hours on a Saturday to help spread God’s message of love. Volunteers should report to the gymnasium at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Chaska at 10 a.m. to help assemble food baskets using food donations received from the community. Each volunteer group / family will be assigned 2-3 families (located within the Eastern Carver County area) to whom they will deliver food baskets, spend a little time with each family, and share a prayer with them.

We anticipate this event will take 2-3 hours total, including basket preparation and delivery time.

We hope you will join us!

FREE Chalk Painting Demo at FurniShare on September 29th – Join us!

We are excited to announce our first chalk painting demonstration class at our FurniShare store on September 29th at 2:00 pm. Led by the talented Kristen Carrier of Simply Organized with Kristen LLC, you’ll learn how to put life back into your old furniture by transforming it into a gorgeous statement piece. This class is FREE, but free will donations will be accepted. RSVP by emailing furnishare@loveincecc.org, or simply show up Saturday afternoon!

Don’t have a piece of furniture you’d like to transform? No worries – FurniShare has plenty of pieces for you to choose from. Get inspired by the demonstration, then shop and pick out a piece to take home so you can make your own transformation!

 

2nd Annual For the Love of Women Luncheon and Vendor Expo

 

 

 

 

 

 

New location, new keynote speaker…same great event!

Join us at our 2nd Annual For the Love of Women Luncheon and Expo on Monday, September 24th at Deer Run Golf Club. All proceeds directly benefit Love in the Name of Christ of Eastern Carver County to help us continue our mission of bringing help and hope to our neighbors in need.

Our guest speaker this year is Pastor Zipporah Bogonko, who will be speaking on the topic of “Loved to Wholeness.” As a vessel surrendered and submitted to the Lord, Zipporah has received a deposit of the Holy Spirit and the power of God to prepare her to be a voice to the masses. Her heart is dedicated to preaching the Gospel, and to the practical applications developed through teaching the Word of God with an anointing for love, hope, and compassion. As a much sought after women’s conference speaker, Zipporah is blessed to bring her unique message to women throughout the world. Her passion to mentor, lead, train, and motivate women has made her both an exceptional motivational speaker and an effective life coach. Zipporah serves as the Lead Pastor at Jesus Celebration Center Twin Cities. She also serves as a board member at SHINE IN THE WORLD MINISTRIES and provides leadership training in partnership with MERGE TWIN CITIES .

Lunch will be buffet style and will include a variety of breads, freshly sliced ham/turkey/roast beef, cheeses, lettuce, chips, and cookies. A variety of vendors will be present for your shopping enjoyment.

Tickets are $50 for an individual, or Buy-2-for-$75. Seating is limited to the first 50 guests, so don’t delay!

Click HERE to purchase your tickets today!

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Are you a vendor who would be interested in having a table at our

For the Love of Women Luncheon and Expo?

Calling all home-based businesses, crafters, and businesses with a focus on women…we want YOU to join us as a vendor at the 2nd Annual For the Love of Women Luncheon and Expo on Monday, September 24th at Deer Run Golf Club.

We are seeking a variety of vendors to promote and sell their wares at our event. Standard 4 x 8 tables will be provided with the option to purchase lunch. Additionally, we are looking for authors who would like to promote their book at our Author’s Table. We will place your books on the table and sell them for you!

  • 4 x 8 table only = $40
  • 4 x 8 table with lunch = $65
  • Author’s table = $25 (If the author would like to attend, we ask that you please purchase a luncheon ticket using the link above.)

Only one vendor from each business will be allowed at the vendor fair (i.e., only one Norwex distributor, only one chiropractic business, etc.). In the event you are the second distributor to register for a particular company/niche, your registration fee will be refunded. No other cancellations or refunds will be given.

Set-up time starts at 1 p.m. and vendors must be ready to sell by 1:30 p.m. We ask that vendors do not start tearing down prior to 3:30 pm. All money and tax are the sole responsibility of the vendor.

Click HERE to reserve your vendor table today or to have your book displayed on the Author’s table!

 

 

Back-Pack Give Back: Donations and Volunteers Needed!

Discovery United Methodist Church (275 Lake Drive East, Chanhassen), a partner church of Love INC of Eastern Carver County, 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!

This year, they will be distributing 500+ backpacks, so we need your help to fill them with school supplies! Donated supplies should be dropped off at Discovery United Methodist Church in Chanhassen by August 13th.

Donations of school supplies needed

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!

Volunteers needed to assist with distribution

Volunteers are needed on the following dates to assist with distribution of backpacks:

  • Friday, August 24, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm – 25 volunteers needed to assist with set-up, help students select a backpack, serve a meal, and clean-up after the event
  • Saturday, August 25, 10;30 am – 2:30 pm – 20 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

 

River City Days Pancake Breakfast

On Sunday, July 29, 2018, Chaska’s River City Days will be hosting a free-will offering pancake breakfast benefiting Love INC. Chef Bob DeMaris and his family will be preparing and providing pancakes, sausage, fresh blueberry and strawberry toppings, butter, syrup, whipped topping, coffee, and orange juice. And for the first time ever, the breakfast will include LIVE music provided by The Bury Brothers, a local group who is excited to perform in their hometown. We hope you will join us to eat, volunteer, or do BOTH!

  • When: Sunday, July 29, 2018
  • Time: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm for breakfast (8:30 am – 1:00 pm for volunteers)
  • Where: Chaska City Square Park (located in historic downtown Chaska with the gazebo)

Interested in volunteering for the pancake breakfast? We need 6-7 volunteers to help each shift; duties include operating the cash register, serving food, and helping to bus tables. Click here to learn more and to sign up as a volunteer.

Donations to help offset the purchase of the food and the live entertainment are welcomed! Feel free to donate online by clicking here (please make sure to note it’s for River City Days Pancake Breakfast) or mail a check to the Love INC office at 1600 Bavaria Road, Chaska, MN 55318, and write “River City Days” on the memo line.

Our Towel Ministry Needs Bath and Kitchen Towels

CAN YOU HELP? Our Towel Ministry, hosted by East Union Lutheran Church, is in DESPERATE need of bath and kitchen towels.

The following donations are requested:

  • New bath towel sets (bath towel, hand towel, and washcloth) – preferably neutral colors (gray or tan)
  • Flour sack dish towels
  • Gently used bath towel sets (bath towel, hand towel, and washcloth) – any color

If you are able to donate to this ministry, please drop donations off at the Love INC office, Monday/Wednesday/Friday between 9 am – 2 pm, or call East Union Lutheran Church at (952) 448-3450.