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!

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.”

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!

Sign-up is now open for our 2017 Backpack & School Supply Giveaway!

Online registration is now closed. If you are a current Love INC client and need assistance with school supplies for your children, please contact our Help Line at 952-448-3261, Monday/Wednesday/Friday between the hours of 9 am – 2 pm to see if we may be able to offer assistance.

Love INC and Discovery United Methodist Church are partnering again to offer our Backpack & School Supply Ministry for the 2017/2018 school year!

Children enrolled in pre-kindergarten through high school are eligible to receive a backpack and school supplies. Students MUST LIVE within the Eastern Carver County (District 112) school district boundaries (Carver, Chanhassen, Chaska, or Victoria), but do not have to attend a school within District 112 (i.e., can attend private school or may attend a school outside of District 112).

Backpacks and school supplies will be available for pick-up on the following dates at Discovery United Methodist Church, located at 275 Lake Drive E., Chanhassen, MN 55317. You MUST pick-up your backpack and supplies on one of these dates. Alternate arrangements are not available.

  • Friday, August 18th, 6 – 8 PM
  • Saturday, August 19th, 11 AM – 2 PM

To register your student(s) for a backpack and school supplies, please click HERE

 

Metal Bed Frames Needed for our FurniShare Ministry

The FurniShare Ministry of Love INC is in desperate need of metal bed frames – ALL sizes! Frames can be dropped off at FurniShare (7890 Market Blvd, Chanhassen) on Wed/Thur/Fri from 10 – 4 or on Saturdays from 9 – noon.
Don’t have a bed frame but still want to help? Make a donation that will allow us to purchase needed bed frames.  Text BEDFRAME to 41444 to donate on your mobile device or donate online. Metal bed frames typically cost $40 – $60.

10th Anniversary Gala – Thank you for your Support!

On behalf of everyone at Love in the Name of Christ of Eastern Carver County, we thank you so much for your support and for joining with us in celebrating our first decade of mobilizing the church to transform lives in the name of Christ in Eastern Carver County. Ten years and thousands of clients later, we celebrated together at our 10th Anniversary Gala “Cheers to 10 Years!” on Friday, February 17, at Hazeltine National Golf Club.

It was truly a night to remember and we are so honored to have your support. We had such an exciting evening – great food, music, fellowship and testimonials! Together, we raised more than $30,000 to benefit Love INC as we continue our important work of bringing help and hope to our neighbors in need.

A special thank you to our amazing sponsors and partners who help make this event such a success. We are grateful for your dedication to our mission.

  • My Pillow / The Lindell Foundation
  • Charter Bank
  • Chaska Rotary
  • Chaska Lions
  • Lakeview Clinic
  • Electrical Production Systems
  • Dr. Chad and Kristy Docktor
  • Aurora Investments LLC

Once again, on behalf of everyone at Love INC, especially our client families, we thank you for your support of and belief in our mission to mobilize the local church to transform lives and our community in the name of Christ. We look forward to seeing you again in the future…possibly at our Annual Love INC Golf Outing this summer (watch the website and your e-mails for details!).

We thank you so much for your support and participation!

A huge THANK you to the Chanhassen Rotary!

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We are so thankful for the continued support of the Rotary Club of Chanhassen! Thanks to a generous donation from them, we will be able to purchase much needed full and queen sized mattresses for our FurniShare ministry. Many families will be able to sleep in comfort and that’s a blessing!

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Holiday Hours

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In order to allow our staff and volunteers time at the holidays with their family, we will be closed on the following dates:

Love INC main office / Helpline:    

  • Friday, December 23rd
  • Monday, December 26th
  • Monday, January 2nd

FurniShare store:    

  • Saturday, December 24th
  • Open on Saturday, December 31st 9 am – 2 pm for customers and donations, but no delivery service

Join us at the “Serving Joy all over the World” concert featuring Jason Gray!

serving-joy-concertWe are excited to announce that Love INC has been blessed with FREE tickets to the “Serving Joy all over the World” concert featuring Jason Gray!

We hope you will join us in celebrating the Christmas season, as well as the joy of having a fully staffed office again. Concert details are below. Tickets will be held at “Will Call.” Please register with your name and the name of your guests so we may provide those to the Will Call ticket office.

When: Friday, December 9th at 7:00 PM

Where: Grace Church (in the auditorium), 9301 Eden Prairie Road, Eden Prairie, MN

To reserve your FREE tickets, please click here and complete the online registration. A confirmation email will be sent upon successful completion of registration.