Help with our Christmas Basket Assembly and Delivery on December 17th!

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Christmas blessings can be yours as you share with others this holiday season!

Volunteer Sign-Up is now open!!

 

Love INC is partnering with three local churches to pack and bring complete Christmas dinner baskets to local families in need. For just $40, we can provide a family with enough food to prepare a nice Christmas dinner for 8 people – meat, fresh fruits, vegetables, bread, pie, and more!

There are two ways you can help:

  • Sponsor one or more Christmas dinners at $40 each.
    • Text the word “table” to 41444 to donate using your mobile phone.
    • Mail a check with the word “table” on the memo line to Love INC, 1600 Bavaria Road, Chaska, MN 55318.
  • Help pack and deliver Christmas food baskets on Saturday, December 17th.
  • Donate food to the baskets by dropping it off at the Love INC office.
    • The Love INC office (1600 Bavaria Road, Chaska) will be accepting food donations Monday thru Friday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. through Wednesday, December 14.
    • The following food items are suggested for donation:
      • Bag of clementines
      • Bag of apples, any variety
      • 5 pound bag of potatoes
      • Loaf of bread, any variety
      • Canned fruit, any variety
      • Canned beans, any variety
      • Boxed rice
      • Boxed pudding and/or jello mix, any flavor

 

Save the Date for Love INC’s Annual Gala!

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Mark your calendars and save the date!

Love INC’s annual gala is on Friday, February 17, 2017, at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska. Formal invitations and additional information will be coming soon!

Help Love INC deliver Thanksgiving Baskets!

Volunteers are needed THIS SATURDAY (November 19) to help Love INC and West Union Lutheran Church deliver Thanksgiving Baskets to local clients in Eastern Carver County.

Volunteers can be couples, families, youth groups… anybody who wants to take a few hours to get out and share God’s message. Volunteers will report to the Chaska Community Center 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 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.

If you are interested in helping out for this opportunity, please register online or e-mail info@loveincecc.org for additional details.

Announcement of New Executive Director – Please Welcome Ken Norman

 

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It gives the Board of love INC ECC great pleasure to announce the hiring of a new Executive Director to lead into the next 10-year period of service for Love INC ECC. Please welcome Ken Norman, who begins his new role effective Monday, November 28, 2016.

Ken joins the team as a person of great faith in Jesus Christ. His last role was as Principal of Chapel Hill Academy in Chanhassen, where he provided leadership in the daily operations of the school. Prior to this role, Ken served as Executive Director of Love INC Big Woods in Minnesota, and Director of the Vienna Christian School in Vienna, Austria. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Dubuque and Master’s Degree from Texas Tech University. He brings a special blend of skills nurtured from these excellent preparatory roles. He has fund-raising experience, as well as experience working with the faith community and running operations. Please extend your welcome to Ken in this important role.

The near-term areas of focus of the Board and Executive Director include defining the role and expectations of the Board and staff, and refining a clear and shared plan for the next 3-5 years. This will require significant relationship building and sharing of the plan across all stakeholders. We look forward to your support and engagement as we move forward the work of our faith community to more effectively carry out our mission to transform lives in meeting the needs of the neediest in our communities.

Best regards,

Russell St. John

Board Chair – Love INC ECC

 

Clearinghouse Volunteers Needed – English and Spanish speaking

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Volunteers are needed to help staff our Clearinghouse Help Line! Ability to speak Spanish is a plus!

 

Volunteers answer telephone requests for help, listen, assess and analyze the caller’s needs, and then make appropriate referrals to our various ministries that meet those needs.  Volunteers serve as a source of encouragement to our clients when they call, instilling value and purpose and listening without judgment.

Responsibilities include:
– Complete training
– Maintain client confidentiality
– Complete intakes with new clients
– Identify needs and possible sources of help
– Maintain accurate client records
Qualifications:
– Personal relationship with Jesus Christ and agreement with the Apostles’ Creed
– Ability to commit to one 2.5 hour shift each week (flexible)
– Discernment, non-judgmental attitude and the ability to listen, empathize, and accept others
– Ability to learn new skills as needed
– Ability to speak Spanish is a bonus
If you are interested in serving as a Clearinghouse Volunteer, please complete our online application and someone will be in touch with you shortly.

Be our Superhero! Schedule your Give to the Max donation today!

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Come Join Us for FurniShare’s Grand Opening!

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Join us as we celebrate the Grand Opening of FurniShare in our new location in Market Square in Chanhassen!  Our new facility allows us to maintain a larger inventory for both our neighbors in need and our neighbors looking to purchase furniture for their home.
Stop by, say hi, enjoy light refreshments, and take a peek at our new home!
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