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!

Help with our Christmas Basket Assembly and Delivery on December 17th!

christmas-blessingsGifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.” ~ Peg Bracken


Christmas blessings can be yours as you share with others this holiday season!

Volunteer Sign-Up is now open!!


Love INC is partnering with three local churches 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, pie, and more!

There are two ways you can help:

  • Sponsor one or more Christmas dinners at $40 each.
    • Text the word “table” to 41444 to donate using your mobile phone.
    • Mail a check with the word “table” on the memo line to Love INC, 1600 Bavaria Road, Chaska, MN 55318.
  • Help pack and deliver Christmas food baskets on Saturday, December 17th.
  • Donate food to the baskets by dropping it off at the Love INC office.
    • The Love INC office (1600 Bavaria Road, Chaska) will be accepting food donations Monday thru Friday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. through Wednesday, December 14.
    • The following food items are suggested for donation:
      • Bag of clementines
      • Bag of apples, any variety
      • 5 pound bag of potatoes
      • Loaf of bread, any variety
      • Canned fruit, any variety
      • Canned beans, any variety
      • Boxed rice
      • Boxed pudding and/or jello mix, any flavor


Help Love INC deliver Thanksgiving Baskets!

Volunteers are needed THIS SATURDAY (November 19) to help Love INC and West Union Lutheran Church deliver Thanksgiving Baskets to local clients in Eastern Carver County.

Volunteers can be couples, families, youth groups… anybody who wants to take a few hours to get out and share God’s message. Volunteers will report to the Chaska Community Center 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.

We anticipate this event will take 2-3 hours total, including basket preparation and delivery time.

If you are interested in helping out for this opportunity, please register online or e-mail info@loveincecc.org for additional details.

Be our Superhero! Schedule your Give to the Max donation today!

Love INC at Ryder Cup!

Volunteer to work at the Ryder Cup and your service will result in funds being donated to Love In the Name of Christ!  Free admittance on the day you volunteer! We have been assigned to a concession booth on the 12th Fairway and be participating in the work of serving or cashiering. For details  or to volunteer, Click here

National Day of Prayer: Pastor’s Breakfast

May 5, 2016
We pray for our nation and our community, meeting the needs of neighbors in need.

National Day of Prayer: Pastors Breakfast

National Day of Prayer: Pastors Breakfast

We pray for our nation and community that we may be agents of change for reconciliation.

Bike Event

a better society


Give Away to Neighbors in Need

Donation Collections

& Safety Awareness

Love INC, in partnership with Better Society, Church on the Hill and the Chaska Police Department, are hosting a bike-give away event! Help us provide bike helmets and locks by donating today!

WHY:  Provide bikes, helmets and locks to neighbors in need in Eastern Carver County
WHEN:  Saturday, June 25, 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
WHERE:  Church on the Hill, 950 Trumble St, Chaska


  • Donate a bike at Church on the Hill the day of the event, June 25, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Donate a bike directly to Project Life Cycle
    1453 Park Road,  Chanhassen, MN.  55317
    Contact Project Life Cycle Or call: 612-567-1005
    Donations accepted on Tuesdays, 6-9 p.m. or leave behind their building; especially need training wheels
  • Register your bikes and get your helmets fitted properly by the Chaska Police Department
  • Family fun activities provided by Church on the Hill, Chaska
  • Financial Support  Click to Donate


Allison Alstrin hired as Executive Director

Allison Alstrin hired as Executive DirectorAllison Alstrin of Love INC of Eastern Carver County in Chaska


Alstrin brings a passion for building partnerships along with a rich blend of experience to Love INC of Eastern Carver County

 CONTACT:       Mike Fortner, Love INC of Eastern Carver County Board President (612-865-6670)

September 11, 2015 – The Board of Directors of Love INC of Eastern Carver County (Love INC) is pleased to announce that they have hired Allison Alstrin as the organization’s Executive Director.  Alstrin joins the organization following the retirement of founding Executive Director Doug Peterson this past summer.

Board President Mike Fortner says, “Allison is an extremely positive addition to our cause here in Carver County. Her positive energy and faith are contagious. She’ll make a tremendous impact here as she leads the administration of local churches’ outreach efforts in our community.”

Alstrin comes to Love INC with 11 years of work and leadership experience in the context of the higher education system in Minnesota, Illinois and the east coast.  Her most recent positon was Partnerships and Collaboration Program Consultant for Normandale Community College.  Allison holds an undergraduate degree from Drake University in Business Administration/Finance and a Masters of Education from Loyola University Chicago.  She is member of the Westwood congregation and has been an active Love INC volunteer and supporter.

“I am humbled by the opportunity to be a part of such an extraordinary organization.   I look forward to working with partner churches and our communities of Eastern Carver County.  Together we will find exciting ways to transform lives and share the love of Christ.”  Allison will start in her role with Love INC on Monday September 21, 2015. Her email address will be aalstrin@loveincecc.org and she can be reached at 952-448-2508.


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Backpack Distribution

The School Locker’s 2015 Backpack Distribution

August 14 & 15, 2015

Discovery United Methodist Church in Chanhassen hosted the annual Backpack Distribution on Friday and Saturday August 14-15. It was a successful event! 459 backpacks along with necessary school supplies were given away. In addition, St. Francis/Allina Health donated 140 pairs of tennis shoes to be given to children in need. 33 volunteers donated 137 hours of time over the course of the weekend to pray with participating families, distribute the supplies, and serve a light meal.

Bike Distribution

Bike Distribution

May 30, 2015

In partnership with A Better Society, Church on the Hill in Chaska hosted a bike distribution for families in need.

22 volunteers donated 53 total hours of their time to put on this event. 37 bikes were given away along with helmets, bike locks, and the joy of being able to ride a bike this summer!