Christmas Blessings – Volunteer Opportunities

Love INC is partnering with St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Mt. Olivet Lutheran West Church, and Westwood Community Church 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, and more!
Volunteers are needed to help pack at each church on Saturday, December 16th during the morning. For more information or to register, please click on the church where you’d like to volunteer.

 

Donate food for the baskets
We will be collecting food for the baskets through Wednesday, December 14th at the following locations:
  • Love INC office – 1600 Bavaria Road, Chaska (M – F, 9 am – 2:30 pm)
  • FurniShare – 7890 Market Square Blvd, Chanhassen (W & F, 10 am – 4 pm / Th 10 am – 7 pm / Saturday, 9 am – noon)
  • Lake Life Chiropractic – 2940 N. Chesnut Blvd, Chaska (Please call (612) 562-8384 to confirm hours.)

These non-perishable items may be donated anytime between now and December 14th:

  • Canned vegetables and fruits
  • Boxed pudding or Jello
  • Canned beans (for our Latino and Hispanic families)
  • Bags of rice (for our Latino and Hispanic families)

The following perishable items may be donated the week of December 11th:

  • 3# – 5# bags of potatoes
  • Loaves of bread (any variety)
  • Bags of apples or nectarines/Halos/Cuties
Unable to volunteer but still want to help?
Please consider making a financial gift to Love INC in support of the Christmas Food Packs. This year, Love INC will distribute 150 Christmas baskets at a cost of more than $6000. Donate online by clicking HERE  or text “Table” to 41444 on your cell phone to make a $40 donation to help us offset the expense of this valuable ministry that brings hope to our neighbors this Christmas season.

Holiday Volunteer Opportunities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With the holidays rapidly approaching, we are gearing up for our Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Basket deliveries! We have two upcoming volunteer opportunities for you.

THANKSGIVING

Volunteers are needed on Saturday, November 18th 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, 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 Chaska Community Center Community Room 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.
Food donations are also being accepted at the Love INC office, FurniShare, and Snap Fitness in Chanhassen. Please see the flyer below for which food items are being collected each week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS

Love INC is partnering with St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Mt. Olivet Lutheran West Church, and Westwood Community Church 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, and more!
Volunteers are needed to help pack at each church on Saturday, December 16th in the morning. For more information or to register, please click on the church where you’d like to volunteer.
Unable to volunteer but still want to help?
Please consider making a financial gift to Love INC in support of the Christmas Food Packs. This year, Love INC will distribute 150 Christmas baskets at a cost of more than $6000.   Text “Table” to 41444 on your cell phone to make a $40 donation to help us offset the expense of this valuable ministry that brings hope to our neighbors this Christmas season or donate online by clicking HERE .

 

Love INC Coat Giveaway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winter coats will be distributed to individuals and families in need on Saturday, November 4, 2017, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in downtown Chaska.

Individuals and families living in eastern Carver County (Carver, Chanhassen, Chaska and Victoria) should register online below or by calling (952) 448-3261.

Families and individuals who have registered will be able to pick up their coats from 9 am until 11 am on November 4th. From 11 am – 12 pm, coats will be available to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.

Please click here to register for the Love INC Coat Giveaway.

Details:

  • Saturday, November 4, 2017
  • St. John’s Lutheran Church (300 4th St. E., Chaska)
  • 9-11 am – open to Eastern Carver County residents who have registered ahead of time
  • 11 am – 12 pm – open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last

VOLUNTEER

Volunteers are needed to help with the set-up of the coat drive on Friday, November 3rd. Volunteers are also needed to help man the coat drive on Saturday.  Click HERE to learn more and to sign up to volunteer!

Get Crafty! Help Us Make Christmas Cards!

We are looking for volunteers who can help us make 200 handmade, Christ-centered Christmas cards to be given out with our Christmas food baskets in mid-December.

We have two dates available – one for seasoned, veteran card makers, and one for volunteers at all levels of experience. Both dates will be held at Grace Church (9301 Eden Prairie Rd, Eden Prairie) in Room 210.

Tuesday, October 24, 6:30 – 9:00 PM – CALLING ALL VETERAN CARD MAKERS!

This date is set aside for veteran card makers. Please bring your religious picture and verse rubber stamps, as well as any other supplies you may want to use. We will be making embellishments in bulk and using diecuts to cut. Any tools and techniques are welcome!

Saturday, November 4, 12 – 3 PM – ALL VOLUNTEERS WELCOME!

On this day, we will have a smorgasbord of religious embellishments to be adhered to card fronts. Please bring along any adhesives you would like to use (glue, glue dots, etc.)

Click HERE to sign-up to volunteer! 

Don’t Miss Night on the Town in Chanhassen – September 21st

You won’t want to miss Night on the Town in Chanhassen on September 21st! Stop by the Love INC FurniShare table on Main Street to say hello! Stay for the live music, games, family-friendly activities, and food.  Prize drawings will be held at 9:59 pm at Brindisi’s Pub. You could win a gift certificate to our FurniShare store!

When: September 21, 2017

Time: 6 pm – 10 pm

Where: Downtown Chanhassen (West 78th Street, in front of Chuckwagon Charlie’s)

Join us at Shepherd of the Hill’s Fall Festival and Red Rocker Music Fest

Stop by the Love INC booth at Shepherd of the Hill’s Fall Festival. There will be live music, arts and crafts, a flea market, bake sale, book sale, and much more!

When: Saturday, September 23, 9 am – 3 pm

Where: Shepherd of the Hill, 145 Engler Boulevard, Chaska, MN

Cost: FREE!

 

Back-Pack Give Back: Help Needed!

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 in August. Your help is needed!

Volunteers are needed on the following dates:

  • Monday, August 14, 7 pm – 8 pm – 25 volunteers needed to assist with assembling and organizing the backpacks
  • Friday, August 18, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm – 15 volunteers needed to assist with set-up, help students select a backpack, serve a meal, and clean-up after the event
  • Saturday, August 19, 10;30 am – 2:30 pm – 10 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

Volunteer at River City Days Breakfast to benefit Love INC!

Volunteers are needed to work as cashiers, to bus tables, and to help with serving on Sunday, July 301, 8:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Two shifts are available. Proceeds will benefit Love INC!
A delicious hot breakfast of pancakes, sausage, real fruit toppings, orange drink/coffee will be prepared by Chef Bob DeMaris and crew.  Prepared and served under the tent on Walnut Street at the City Square Park, Chaska.

VOLUNTEER HERE!

 

Join us “fore” our 2017 Annual Golf Tournament!

 

2017 Annual Love INC Golf Tournament

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Come out for a great time of recreation, fellowship, and fun while making a difference to those in need in our local community. It will be a great day “fore” golfing with Love in the Name of Christ!

Open to men and women, inexperienced golfer or pro, young and the young-at-heart! 

Entry Fees:

          • $400 for a foursome (includes range, box lunch, golf, cart, dinner and awards ceremony)
          • $125 for individual (includes range, box lunch, golf, dinner and awards ceremony; you will be assigned to a foursome anda golf cart)
          • $50 for Pastors from Love INC partner churches (includes range, box lunch, golf, dinner and awards ceremony; also includes Pastor putting contest)
          • $30 for Dinner and Awards ceremony ONLY

        Interested in sponsoring our golf tournament? Click here for more details on how your business can become involved.

 

A big THANK YOU to our hole sponsors:

  • RBC Wealth Management
  • Scott & Associates
  • Westwood Community Church
  • Valeo Health & Wellness Center
  • Tradition Capital Bank
  • 292 Design Group
  • J&C Custom Tooling, LLC
  • Francis Company
  • Henkel Technologies
  • City of Chaska
  • Melchert, Hubert & Sjodin
  • SDC Retail Group
  • Bertas Funeral home
  • Chick-fil-a Chanhassen
  • Ron Cosette
  • Waytek
  • OSR Physical Therapy
  • Jim Dauwalter
  • Stick’s Tavern
  • Dahlgreen Golf Course
  • Wise Insurance
  • Clocktower Buildings
  • Tires Plus

 

1st Annual Women’s Luncheon & Expo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Luncheon includes:

  • buffet-style lunch
  • keynote speaker, TJ Tison, sharing her wisdom on how to kill “Wonder Woman”
  • unique shopping with vendors and home-based businesses
  • silent auction

To learn more or to purchase your tickets, please click HERE.

 

Are you interested in becoming a vendor at our Women’s Luncheon & Expo? Tables start at $25. Click here to learn more or to register as a vendor.