District 112 Needs

Love INC has partnered with Eastern Carver County Schools to help provide necessary items for kids in school.  CLICK HERE to assist with current District 112 needs throughout the 2016-2017 school year!

Help Us Feed Children in Need this Summer!

Love INC has partnered with District 112 / Eastern Carver County schools to provide a lunch program for children in need during the summer months. Children (age 1-18) will receive lunch followed by participation in educational programming.

The lunch program will be held Monday through Friday and begins on June 12th. The program will end on September 1st. (There will be no meals served on July 3rd, and July 4th.)

Two to four (2-4) volunteers, at least 2 of whom are adults, are needed from 12:15 pm to 2:00 pm each day. Volunteers will assist in opening lunch packages, etc., and general supervision of the children during lunch and during the educational programming, which may include a game, reading, or other educational activities, as determined by the school district.

Families, adults, and children age 10+ are welcome to volunteer! We do ask that children age 10-15 be supervised at all times and a parent must volunteer along side the child. Children over age 15 may be present without a parent but must have transportation available promptly at 2:00 pm.

Location: Riverview Terrace Community Center Building, 300 Ehlers Avenue, Chaska, MN

When: June 12, 2017 – September 1, 2017

Time: 12:15 PM – 2:00 PM

To sign up to volunteer, please click here

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

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


Thankful for a Great Community

Thankful for a Great Community

We’d like to send a big “thank you” to everyone who supported and attended the Hope Banquet sponsored by Love INC of Eastern Carver County on November 15th. Over 275 people gathered at Hazeltine National Golf Course for a fun evening that raised close to $40,000 for this ministry that brings hope and encouragement to those in need in our community. We are thankful for local businesses that generously support causes like this. Gold sponsor was St. Francis Regional Medical Center. Silver sponsors were Community Bank and Chaska Rotary Club. Bronze sponsors were Chaska Lions Club, Eden Trace Corporation, Exlar Corporation, Klein Bank, MFK accounting firm. Snap Fitness and Chanhassen Floral also were generous sponsors of the banquet. In addition, individuals sponsored tables and invited others to be their guests. It was fun to see so many people competitively bidding on over 80 silent auction items that were generously donated by area businesses, churches, and individuals. The auction alone generated $11,500 in funds.

We enjoyed an inspiring program that included moving stories of those whose lives have been impacted by Love INC ministries. We enjoyed music with a message of love and hope by Dan Westmoreland and four friends from St. Huberts Catholic Church. A highlight of the evening was hearing the story of local resident Bob Downs, who recently retired from teaching and coaching for the Schools of Eastern Carver County. Bob brought illustrations from years of providing foster care to over 300 children. It was inspiring to hear him share the impact that so many of the ministries of Love INC have had on the teens that have found safe and loving shelter in Bob and Sue Down’s home over the years.

It became evident as we listened and observed everything happening that evening that we are part of a unique and remarkable community. At one point we saw 18 pastors of all denominations from our community stand shoulder to shoulder across the stage, as Pastor Joel Johnson, of Westwood Church, led a prayer asking for God to use the churches of our community to show Christ’s love to those in need. The evening ended as everyone took out wallets and checkbooks and made personal commitments to support the ministry of Love INC so that more people in the community will be touched by this amazing thing called love. Others committed to pray for the ministry, and some offered to serve as volunteers. We are thankful to one and all for your support of this effort that is transforming our community in the name of Christ.


Doug Peterson, Love INC Executive Director

Bob Roepke, Chair, Love INC Board of Directors


Office: 952.448.2508

Cell: 612.812.1765