Help Us Share the Warmth!


Love INC is working with local churches, organizations, and families to collect new or gently used winter wear items, all sizes and ages (infant to adult), to support the Winter Wear Ministry from now until November 10th.

The following items are being requested:

  • Winter coats (please no spring jackets or hooded sweatshirts)
  • Heavy winter gloves and mittens (please no stretchy non-waterproof gloves as these do not keep hands warm or dry)
  • Snow pants
  • Snow boots/winter boots
  • Toboggan hats
  • Scarves

We would ask that you attach hoods to coats, zip liners in them, and make sure to empty pockets before donating items. We would also ask that you ensure that zippers and buttons function and the items are clean.

Donations may be dropped off at the following locations:

  • Love INC office (1600 Bavaria Road, Chaska) – Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 9 am – 2 pm
  • FurniShare (7890 Market Boulevard, Chanhassen) – Wednesday – Friday, 10 am – 4 pm; Saturday 9 am-noon
  • Discovery United Methodist Church (275 Lake Drive E., Chanhassen) –  Monday – Friday 9 am – 3 pm

Winter wear will be made available to Love INC clients throughout the winter season.

 

Back Pack Give Back – Backpack and School Supply Distribution

Discovery United Methodist Church (275 Lake Drive East, Chanhassen), a partner church of Love INC of Eastern Carver County, 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!

This year, they will be distributing 500+ backpacks, so we need your help to fill them with school supplies! Donated supplies should be dropped off at Discovery United Methodist Church in Chanhassen by August 13th.

Donations of school supplies needed

Will you help a child start the school year with confidence that they have the supplies they need for learning?

Click HERE to sign up to donate school supplies to our Back Pack Give Back!

Volunteers needed to assist with distribution

Volunteers are needed on the following dates to assist with distribution of backpacks:

  • Friday, August 24, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm – 25 volunteers needed to assist with set-up, help students select a backpack, serve a meal, and clean-up after the event
  • Saturday, August 25, 10;30 am – 2:30 pm – 20 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

Back-Pack Give Back: Donations and Volunteers Needed!

Discovery United Methodist Church (275 Lake Drive East, Chanhassen), a partner church of Love INC of Eastern Carver County, 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!

This year, they will be distributing 500+ backpacks, so we need your help to fill them with school supplies! Donated supplies should be dropped off at Discovery United Methodist Church in Chanhassen by August 13th.

Donations of school supplies needed

Will you help a child start the school year with confidence that they have the supplies they need for learning?

Click HERE to sign up to donate school supplies to our Back Pack Give Back!

Volunteers needed to assist with distribution

Volunteers are needed on the following dates to assist with distribution of backpacks:

  • Friday, August 24, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm – 25 volunteers needed to assist with set-up, help students select a backpack, serve a meal, and clean-up after the event
  • Saturday, August 25, 10;30 am – 2:30 pm – 20 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

 

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.

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

School Locker Ministry – Winter Gear Needed!

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The School Locker Ministry hosted by our partner church, Discovery United Methodist, has an urgent need for winter wear for children and families in Eastern Carver County. Since the snow has started flying, their inventory has also been flying out the door! The following items are needed urgently:

  • Toddler sized snow boots
  • Kid sized snow boots
  • Women’s snow boots
  • Men’s snow boots
  • Women’s coats – size large
  • Men’s coats – size medium
  • Girls’ coats – size XL
  • Boys’ coats – size XL

Items can be dropped off at Discovery United Methodist Church, 275 Lake Drive East, Chanhassen, MN on Mondays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays between 9 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.