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!

 

 

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.

Registration is OPEN for our 2018 Chari-Tee Golf Tournament!

It’s our annual fundraising golf tournament, but in a new venue!

What could be better than spending the day on the golf course? Spending it on the golf course with friends while supporting a                             

Christian nonprofit organization, of course!

We cordially invite you to join us at our annual Love INC Chari-Tee Golf Tournament. Bring along your friends, relatives, or business associates and we’ll have a great day, rain or shine.

A sandwich lunch buffet, silent auction, dinner and awards ceremony in a private banquet facility, golf cart, and 18 holes of golf are included. Registration, the driving range, and the buffet lunch will begin at 11:00 AM. We will have a shotgun start promptly at 1:00 PM. Please e-mail our office (info@loveincecc.org) if you will be arriving late and will need a boxed lunch, or if you have special dietary needs. 

Event Schedule

11:00 am Registration, lunch, and driving range open

12:30 pm Pastors’ Putt Challenge

1:00 pm Shotgun Start

4:30 pm Happy Hour

6:00 pm Dinner and awards ceremony begin. Silent auction ends.

Menu:

Lunch Buffet: Variety of breads, freshly sliced ham, turkey and roast beef, cheeses, lettuce, chips, and cookies.

Dinner Buffet: Grilled steak, chicken, Caesar salad, dinner rolls, corn, baby red roasted potatoes, and brownie bites.

Format:

Tournament will be played in a Scramble format with 4-person teams. If you do not purchase a foursome, you will be placed with other golfers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interested in being a sponsor at the golf tournament? 

The 4-Person Scramble format of the Love INC Chari-Tee golf tournament 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)
  • Pastors Sponsor – $3,000 (1 available)
  • Dinner / Awards Ceremony Sponsor – $2,500 (SOLD!)
  • Lunch Sponsor – $1,500 (SOLD!)
  • Golf Cart Sponsor – $1,000 (SOLD!)
  • Beverage Cart Sponsor – $1,000 (2 available)
  • Door Prize Sponsor – $1,000 (1 available)
  • Silent Auction Sponsor – $1,000 (1 available)
  • Hole Sponsor – $500 (18 available, 9 left)

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.

Save the Date for the 2018 Love INC Golf Tournament!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 2018 Love INC of Eastern Carver County Charity Golf Tournament will be Monday, September 24th this year. Registration information will be posted in late spring, but why don’t you sharpie it onto your calendar now!

The tournament has become an annual tradition for many of the pastors / clergy, congregants, and volunteers from our partner churches and in our community, but we always look forward to welcoming new golfers. Every year we look forward to the fun and inspiration this event inevitably provides. Part golf tournament, part networking event, part party, all wrapped around awareness of meeting the needs of those in need within our community – and fund-raising for Love in the Name of Christ of Eastern Carver County.

Stay tuned for more details and plan to join us…

2018 Love INC of Eastern Carver County Charity Golf Tournament
Monday, September 24, 2018
Deer Run Golf Club
Victoria, MN

There will be a Pastor’s Putt again this year! Registration and lunch will begin at 11 am with a shotgun start at 1 pm. More to come…

Contact me, Kelley Stokesbary, Communications Coordinator, with questions or if you know you would like to sponsor the event!

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Join us for a night celebrating Love (INC)!

 

Join our volunteers and staff as we offer up praise and thanksgiving for the work Love INC has done across denominational lines right here in our own community this year! Hear testimony about how God has changed lives through Love INC this year. Spend time in fellowship with friends over great food. Bid on fabulous silent auction items and play games to earn the chance to win great prizes throughout the night. It’s a night you don’t want to miss!

When: Friday, February 9, 2018

Where: Hazeltine National Golf Club, 1900 Hazeltine Boulevard, Chaska, MN

Tickets on sale NOW. Buy before January 12th for early bird pricing!

  • Individual ticket – $75 ($70 through January 12)
  • Table of 10 – $700 ($650 through January 12)

Schedule of Events:

  • 5:30 pm – Doors and silent auction open.
  • 6:00 pm – Dinner served.
  • 7:00 pm – Dessert Dash begins.
  • 7:30 pm – Silent auction closes.
  • 7:30 pm – Program begins.

Dressy casual attire. (Dresses and coats; ties are optional.)

Dinner menu: iceberg wedge salad with bleu cheese dressing, pan roasted bistro steak with three mushroom ragout, rosemary whipped potatoes, asparagus with a red wine demi, and artisan rolls. The salad, steak, potatoes, and vegetables are gluten-free. Should you need a vegetarian meal or have other special dietary needs, please call (952) 448-2508 or e-mail info@loveincecc.org to request accommodations.

 

Thank you to our presenting sponsor: My Pillow


And a special thanks to Pixel Loon LLC for providing the graphic designs for our gala!

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!