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.
Mt. Olivet Lutheran West Church – Chanhassen – Please check the church website for details and registration.
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!

Help Us “Coat” the Community with Love!

Love INC is working with local churches, organizations, and families to collect clean, new or gently used coats, gloves, hats, scarves, snow pants and boots, and dollars to support the coat drive program from now until October 22nd at various locations around Eastern Carver County. Infant, toddler, youth, men’s and women’s coats are accepted. The process is simple: drop off your extra coat(s) and winter wear and Love INC takes care of the rest! All donated coats will be given to local children and adults in need. If you do not have a coat to donate, you can help provide a warmer winter by texting “WARMCOAT” to 41444 to donate $10 or more to Love INC, or by clicking here. Our goal is to collect 1000 coats and $500 during our coat drive.

Please donate NEW or GENTLY USED CLEAN coats, hats, snow pants, scarves, gloves / mittens, and boots. Men’s, women’s, children’s and infant sizes are needed. 

Donations may be dropped off at the following locations:

  • Love INC office (1600 Bavaria Road, Chaska) – Monday – Friday, 9 am – 2 pm
  • FurniShare (7890 Market Boulevard, Chanhassen) – Wednesday – Friday, 10 am – 4 pm; Saturday 9 am – noon
  • Blessed Bee Thrift Store (2450 Chaska Blvd, Chaska) – Tuesday – Wednesday, 10 am – 5 pm; Thursday – Friday, 12 pm – 5 pm;                     Saturday 9 am – 12 pm
  • Chaska Community Center (1661 Park Ridge Dr., Chaska) – Monday – Saturday, 5 am – 10 pm; Sunday 8 am – 9 pm
  • Chaska Moravian Church (115 4th St. E, Chaska) – Monday – Friday, 9 am – 2 pm
  • Discovery United Methodist Church (275 Lake Drive E., Chanhassen) –  MondayWednesday & Thursday 9 am – 3 pm
  • Family of Christ Lutheran Church (2020 Coulter Blvd, Chanhassen) – please call (952) 934-5659 for office hours
  • Guardian Angels Catholic Church (215 W. 2nd St., Chaska) – please call (952) 227-4000 to ensure office is open
  • Living Christ Lutheran Church (820 Lake Dr., Chanhassen) – please call (952) 934-5110 for office hours
  • Saint John’s Lutheran Church (300 4th St. E., Chaska) – please call (952) 448-2433 for office hours
  • Shepherd of the Hill Presbyterian Church (145 Engler Boulevard, Chaska) – please call (952) 448-3822 to ensure office is open
  • Valley Evangelical Free Church (150 Engler Boulevard, Chaska) – Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 8:30 am – 12 pm, 1 pm – 5 pm
  • Westwood Community Church (3121 Westwood Drive, Excelsior) – please call (952) 224-7300 to ensure office is open

Additional drop-off locations are being added, so check back frequently if you don’t see a location near you!

NEED A COAT?

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 for coats by clicking HERE 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.

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 help! 

Learn more about volunteering with Love INC!

Love INC Opportunities:

Fill out the Love INC Volunteer Interest Form for general interest, or take a look at the specific volunteer needs listed below.

Furnishare
FurniShare provides free, gently-used donated furniture to our neighbors in need. Volunteers assist in the warehouse and with deliveries, as well assisting customers, inventorying donations, etc..
Visit the FurniShare page for more info. Click here to volunteer, email furnishare@loveincecc.org or call 952-974-7829

Clearinghouse
The call center (“Clearinghouse”) is open Mon, Wed, and Fri from 9am – 2pm to take calls from our neighbors in need. Interested in learning more? Fill out our Clearinghouse Volunteer Application OR call 952-448-2508 for more info.

One-Time Opportunities
Various one-time opportunities exist within Love INC. These can range from serving on a committee helping plan a fundraiser such as our gala or golf outing, or helping assemble backpacks at the start of the school year, to helping stuff envelopes and file paperwork in the Love INC office.  We also occasionally need volunteers to help with one-time ministry needs, such as assisting a client in picking up groceries, raking a yard, etc. Fill out the Love INC Volunteer Interest Form and we can help you identify ways you can get involved

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