Back Pack Give Back – Back Pack 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 – 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

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

6:15 pm (approximately) 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 (1 available)
  • Lunch Sponsor – $1,500 (1 available)
  • Golf Cart Sponsor – $1,000 (1 available)
  • 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, 17 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.

URGENT NEED – Twin Mattresses

 

Imagine not having a bed for your child to sleep in…without a proper night’s sleep, it’s hard for children to concentrate, making success at school difficult. Twin mattresses, box springs, and metal bed frames are one of the most common furniture requests we receive. But right now, we have a critical shortage. We have ZERO twin mattresses currently. That’s right – ZERO. Not being able to provide a child a place to rest her head breaks our heart. If you have a twin mattress you are no longer using, please consider donating it to FurniShare.

Mattresses in gently used condition (clean, no rips or tears, from a pet-free, smoke-free home) may be dropped off at our FurniShare location (7890 Market Boulevard, Chanhassen) anytime Wednesday – Friday, 10 am – 4 pm, or Saturday 9 am – noon.

“Let him sleep, for when he wakes, he will move mountains.”

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.

The Annual Wobble Before You Gobble Workout

Come get sweaty before you get stuffed!

Join the Chaska Community Center to Wobble Before You Gobble on November 18th! Burn off the bird before you go eat the bird!

The CCC and Love INC are partnering to feed local families in need this Thanksgiving.

 

 

WHO: Open to everyone in the community!

WHEN:  9—9:45 am, Saturday, November 18

WHERE: Chaska Community Center, Upper Gym

COST: FREE with the donation of a frozen turkey. Unable to bring a turkey? Make a cash donation or write a check payable to Love INC.

WHY: To give back to our community!

WHAT TO BRING: Your frozen turkey or monetary donation, gloves if you are going to workout with your turkey (we don’t want any frosty fingers!), your smile, enthusiasm, a water bottle, AND your friends and family!

 

 

Give to the Max Day 2017

With your support this Give to the Max Day, we can make the Christmas season a little brighter for Carver county families in need!
You can help us fill a table with holiday food! This Christmas season, Love INC will provide 150 families in need with a holiday basket filled with nutritious, healthy fresh and frozen foods. By making a donation on Give to the Max Day, your gift will help us ensure one less family spends this Christmas with empty plates and empty stomachs.
Each year, generous supporters like you celebrate Give to the Max Day by making your online donation on GiveMN.org. Your generosity on this day makes a difference far beyond the 24-hour giving event!
Please join us on November 16, 2017, for Give to the Max Day and help us continue to transform lives and our community in the name of Christ. Our goal is to raise $6,000 to help fund our Christmas food baskets this year, and you can help us reach it! Be sure to mark your calendar and make your gift on November 16 by visiting GiveMN.org and scheduling your donation.

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! 

Metal Bed Frames Needed for our FurniShare Ministry

The FurniShare Ministry of Love INC is in desperate need of metal bed frames – ALL sizes! Frames can be dropped off at FurniShare (7890 Market Blvd, Chanhassen) on Wed/Thur/Fri from 10 – 4 or on Saturdays from 9 – noon.
Don’t have a bed frame but still want to help? Make a donation that will allow us to purchase needed bed frames.  Text BEDFRAME to 41444 to donate on your mobile device or donate online. Metal bed frames typically cost $40 – $60.

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