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.

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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Thank You Ryder Cup Volunteers!

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Congratulations and a heartfelt THANK YOU to our courageous volunteers who served for Love INC at the Ryder Cup.

You helped bring home a victory for the USA and for Love INC with warm smiles on cold mornings and incredibly efficient service, serving more than 5,000 burgers, chicken sandwiches, and hot dogs on a daily basis!

We hope the experience brought you together with new friends and neighbors and provided a fun time with family.

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Let’s keep this new relationship alive and thriving by getting together more often! Volunteers are always needed:

Volunteer at the FurniShare Store

7890 Market Blvd, Chanhassen
Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10am – 4pm, Saturdays from 9am – Noon
Assist customers and donors, or perform minor repairs.
Stop in for a cup of coffee and hang around as long as you’d like! We’d love your company any time.
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP or email furnishare@loveincecc.org

Volunteer at the Clearinghouse

1600 Bavaria Rd, Chaska
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9am – 2pm
Answer phones and assist neighbors in need through the call center.
To apply, CLICK HERE and fill out the Volunteer Interest Form at the bottom of the page.

 

 

Supplies Needed

St. Hubert’s Baby Sleep & Ride Ministry is in need of cribs (no drop-down sides).

Please drop off donations at the Love INC office at 1600 Bavaria Rd, Chaska on Mon, Wed, and Fri between 9am – 2pm or call 952-448-2508.

 

FurniShare is in need of mattresses and box springs (full and queen sized) and metal bed frames (twin, full, and queen).

Please drop off donations at FurniShare at 7890 Market Blvd, Chanhassen on Saturday mornings between 9am – Noon or call 952-974-7829.

 

Mount Olivet Lutheran Church’s Personal Care ministry is in need of shampoo, deoderant, feminine napkins and tampons.

Please bring donations to the Love INC office at 1600 Bavaria Rd, Chaska on Mon, Wed, or Fri between 9am – 2pm. Call 952-448-2508 with questions.

 

The Chaska Moravian Church’s Linen Closet is in need of new or gently used sheet sets. Current stock is very low. They especially need sheet sets (twin, full, and queen) and queen blankets.

Please bring donations of sheet sets to the church at 115 E 4th St, Chaska MN 55318 on Mon-Fri between 9am – 2pm. Call 952-448-4000 with questions.

New Office Hours

Beginning August 1, 2016, our office hours will be Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Volunteer @ River City Days Breakfast to benefit Love INC!

Volunteers are needed to cashier and bus tables. Sunday, July 31, 9:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Proceeds will benefit Love INC!
A delicious hot breakfast of pancakes, sausage, real fruit toppings, orange drink/coffee prepared by Chef Bob DeMaris and crew.  Prepared and served under the tent on Walnut Street at the City Square Park, Chaska.  Volunteer Here

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FurniShare Update!

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FurniShare has NEW HOURS!!
Sale Hours: Wednesdays through Fridays 10:00 a.m. – 4 :00 p.m. and Saturdays 9:00 a.m. – Noon (excluding holidays)

Donations: Drop offs accepted on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. or by appointment;
call George @ 952-843-8825 to schedule a drop off that fits your schedule.

To donate, email us at FurniShare@loveincecc.org or call 952-974-7829
Leave your name, address, phone number and items to be donated.  Pictures welcomed!

NEW LOCATION: 7890 Market Boulevard, Chanhassen (next to Cub Foods)

Bikes Needed

Project Life-Cycle is in critical need of adult sized bikes. They need about 80 bikes to fill current requests!

Here are some ways you can help:

  • If you have gently-used adult sized bikes (or kids bikes) that you are no longer using, please donate them to Project Life-Cycle. Remember that your donation is tax deductible!
  • If you know how to repair bikes or what to learn, please join us on Tuesday evenings from 6-9pm (1453 Park Road, Chanhassen) and join our bike repair crew!
  • Forward this information to your family, friends, and neighbors

If you have any questions, please contact Project Life-Cycle at life-cycle@abettersociety.org or call them at 612-567-1005