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.

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

 

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.

Sign-up now open for 2018 Backpack & School Supplies Distribution!

We are excited to announce that registration is now open for our Backpack & School Supply Distribution is now open! Once again, Love INC has partnered with Discovery United Methodist Church to make backpacks and school supplies available to any family in need within District 112 school boundaries.

Applicants MUST LIVE WITHIN THE EASTERN CARVER COUNTY (District 112) SCHOOL BOUNDARIES (Carver, Chanhassen, Chaska, or Victoria), but do not have to attend a school within District 112.

Backpacks and school supplies will be available for pick-up on the following dates:
* Friday, August 24th, 6-8 PM
* Saturday, August 25th, 11 AM – 2 PM

Pick-up will be held at Discovery United Methodist Church, located at 275 Lake Drive E., Chanhassen, MN 55317.

NOTE: We have changed the format of the pick-up this year. Upon arriving to pick up your backpack and supplies, your child will be assigned a “personal shopper” who will assist them in picking out their backpack and school supplies. This may take a few minutes longer than previous years, but we believe the children will enjoy having more participation in picking out their items.

Click HERE to register your children today.

 

If you are interested in donating school supplies for our backpack giveaway, please click here.

Love INC ECC chosen to receive funds from Chaska Rotary Gala

Love in the Name of Christ of Eastern Carver County is honored to have been chosen to share in the fundraising proceeds from the Chaska Rotary’s 2018 Spring Gala. Love INC will receive $5,000 to be utilized to revive the Car Repair Ministry, a ministry partnership with Westwood Community Church to provide car repairs to neighbors in need.

The 2018 gala, which is open to the public (we’d love to have you join the celebration!), is scheduled for 6 pm on Saturday, April 21, at Hazeltine National Golf Club. Tickets for the circus-themed dinner event, which will include an auction and dancing, are $100 per person and may be purchased at www.rotaryclubofchaska.org or by calling Rick Ness at 612-730-9999.

Give Your Furniture New Life!

Every day, Carver County residents throw away gently used home furnishings that have the potential to change a family’s life! Please consider donating your gently used home furnishings to our FurniShare ministry. The following items are currently on our “most needed” list:

  • Twin mattresses and box springs
  • Twin metal bed frames
  • Nightstands
  • Coffee tables and end tables
  • Countertop microwaves

Donations must be clean and in good condition. Please call FurniShare at (952) 974-7829 to make arrangements to have your items picked up (a $25 fee does apply to cover fuel costs) or drop them off during normal business hours. (FurniShare, 7890 Market Boulevard, Chanhassen).

 

URGENT NEED – Twin Mattresses

 

Imagine not having a bed for your child to sleep in…without a proper night’s sleep, it’s hard for children to concentrate, making success at school difficult. Twin mattresses, box springs, and metal bed frames are one of the most common furniture requests we receive. But right now, we have a critical shortage. We have ZERO twin mattresses currently. That’s right – ZERO. Not being able to provide a child a place to rest her head breaks our heart. If you have a twin mattress you are no longer using, please consider donating it to FurniShare.

Mattresses in gently used condition (clean, no rips or tears, from a pet-free, smoke-free home) may be dropped off at our FurniShare location (7890 Market Boulevard, Chanhassen) anytime Wednesday – Friday, 10 am – 4 pm, or Saturday 9 am – noon.

“Let him sleep, for when he wakes, he will move mountains.”

Holiday Hours

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In observance of holidays, the Love INC Office and Help Line will be closed on the following dates:

  • Thursday, November 23rd
  • Friday, November 24th
  • Monday, December 25th
  • Tuesday, December 26th
  • Monday, January 1st

FurniShare will have the following holiday hours:

  • Wednesday, November 22nd – 10 am – 4 pm
  • Thursday, November 23rd – CLOSED
  • Friday, November 24th – 10 am – 4 pm
  • Monday, December 25th – CLOSED
  • Monday, January 1st – CLOSED