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.

 

Registration is NOW OPEN for Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Baskets!

We are pleased to announce that registrations are now open for our Thanksgiving and Christmas Baskets. Space is limited and baskets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis to CLIENTS ONLY living within Carver, Chaska, Chanhassen or Victoria.

Please read the following information closely to make sure you qualify and are available on the delivery dates.
THANKSGIVING BASKETS:
  • This event is hosted by West Union Lutheran Church.
  • Deliveries will be made on Saturday, November 17th.
  • An adult MUST be home to receive the delivery between 11 am – 2 pm on November 17th.
  • Perishable foods will be delivered and we will NOT be leaving them on doorsteps or making alternate arrangements for pickup. If you are not home, you WILL NOT receive your basket and we will not hold it for you.
CHRISTMAS BASKETS:
  • This event is hosted by St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Westwood Community Church, and Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church.
  • Deliveries will be made on Saturday, December 15th.
  • An adult MUST be home to receive the delivery between 10 am – 1 pm on December 15th.
  • Perishable foods will be delivered and we will NOT be leaving them on doorsteps or making alternate arrangements for pickup. If you are not home, you WILL NOT receive your basket and we will not hold it for you.
If you are available the two dates listed above and are a CURRENT Love INC client residing within Carver, Chaska, Chanhassen, or Victoria, please click below to register for Thanksgiving baskets and Christmas baskets if you would like to receive them.
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Looking to volunteer to help assemble and deliver baskets? Sign-ups are now open for volunteers for Thanksgiving. Click HERE for more information.

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!

 

 

Become a Sponsor of the 2018 Love INC Chari-Tee Golf Tournament

The 4-Person Scramble format of the Love INC Chari-Tee golf tournament, held on Monday, September 24, 2018, at Deer Run Golf Club in Victoria, is great for golfers of all skill levels while helping raise money for a worthy cause. It’s sure to attract many professionals for the opportunity to enjoy a day on the green to develop or further business relationships with customers and vendors while networking with friends and co-workers. Sponsors of all levels will benefit from the intimate networking opportunities afforded by a day spent on the green, while also promoting their brand to our golfers. All event proceeds go towards supporting Love INC’s continued success bringing hope and help through the name of Christ to neighbors in need right here in our own community.

Save on registration and maximize your reach through our limited sponsorship packages. These sponsors are the only companies that will be included in all marketing materials, showcased on our website and will receive numerous acknowledgments at the event (signage, acknowledgment at reception, etc.) and are the best way to maximize your company’s visibility.

Each sponsorship includes your company name in the program and the opportunity to place promotional materials, provided by you, in all Thank You bags for golfers.

The following sponsorships are available:

  • Event Sponsor – $3,500 (2 available) – includes foursome for golf and dinner, primary placement of your company name and logo on the sponsor banner, and your company name and logo as “Presenting Sponsor” on all printed materials
  • Pastors Sponsor – $3,000 (1 available) – includes foursome for golf and dinner and your company name and logo on the sponsor banner, as well as special acknowledgment at the Pastors’ Putt contest
  • Dinner / Awards Ceremony Sponsor – $2,500 (SOLD) – includes two entries for golf and dinner, secondary placement of company name and logo on sponsor banner, and a highlight of your company during the dinner/awards ceremony
  • Lunch Sponsor – $1,500 (SOLD) – includes two entries for golf and dinner, placement of company name and logo on sponsor banner, and a highlight of your company during lunch
  • Golf Cart Sponsor – $1,000 (SOLD) – includes two entries for golf and dinner, placement of company name and logo on sponsor banner, and a company highlight on all golf carts used for the tournament
  • Beverage Cart Sponsor – $1,000 (2 available) – includes two entries for golf and dinner, placement of company name and logo on sponsor banner, and a company highlight on both beverage carts
  • Door Prize Sponsor – $1,000 (1 available) – includes two entries for golf and dinner, placement of company name and logo on sponsor banner, and a company highlight at the door prize corner
  • Silent Auction Sponsor – $1,000 (1 available) – includes two entries for golf and dinner, placement of company name and logo on sponsor banner, and a company highlight at the silent auction tables
  • Hole Sponsor – $500 (18 available, 9 left) – includes company name and logo on signage at your sponsored hole

To become a sponsor, click HERE.

 

If you can’t join us for the day, please consider marketing your business by donating an item for our door prizes or silent auction tables. Please e-mail golf@loveincecc.org to notify us of your intent to donate.

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.

Book your photography mini sessions AND support Love INC!

We are delighted to have partnered with FourFold Studios to bring you a unique opportunity to have a summer picnic mini photography session with your family, while also benefiting Love INC. FourFold Studios will donate the $25 sitting fee to Love INC for every photography session booked through this offer.

Click HERE to book your mini session. Use code CANVAS10 for this special offer. Code expires June 10th at midnight, so don’t delay!