Thanksgiving Volunteer Opportunities

2018 Thanksgiving Basket Assembly and Delivery Help Needed                                                         

Volunteers are needed on Saturday, November 17th 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, friends, 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 gymnasium at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Chaska 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 (located within the Eastern Carver County area) 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.

We hope you will join us!

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

Our Towel Ministry Needs Bath and Kitchen Towels

CAN YOU HELP? Our Towel Ministry, hosted by East Union Lutheran Church, is in DESPERATE need of bath and kitchen towels.

The following donations are requested:

  • New bath towel sets (bath towel, hand towel, and washcloth) – preferably neutral colors (gray or tan)
  • Flour sack dish towels
  • Gently used bath towel sets (bath towel, hand towel, and washcloth) – any color

If you are able to donate to this ministry, please drop donations off at the Love INC office, Monday/Wednesday/Friday between 9 am – 2 pm, or call East Union Lutheran Church at (952) 448-3450.

Book your photography mini sessions AND support Love INC!

We are delighted to have partnered with FourFold Studios to bring you a unique opportunity to have a summer picnic mini photography session with your family, while also benefiting Love INC. FourFold Studios will donate the $25 sitting fee to Love INC for every photography session booked through this offer.

Click HERE to book your mini session. Use code CANVAS10 for this special offer. Code expires June 10th at midnight, so don’t delay!

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

4:30 pm Happy Hour

6:00 pm 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 (SOLD!)
  • Lunch Sponsor – $1,500 (SOLD!)
  • Golf Cart Sponsor – $1,000 (SOLD!)
  • 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, 9 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.

Give Your Furniture New Life!

Every day, Carver County residents throw away gently used home furnishings that have the potential to change a family’s life! Please consider donating your gently used home furnishings to our FurniShare ministry. The following items are currently on our “most needed” list:

  • Twin mattresses and box springs
  • Twin metal bed frames
  • Nightstands
  • Coffee tables and end tables
  • Countertop microwaves

Donations must be clean and in good condition. Please call FurniShare at (952) 974-7829 to make arrangements to have your items picked up (a $25 fee does apply to cover fuel costs) or drop them off during normal business hours. (FurniShare, 7890 Market Boulevard, Chanhassen).

 

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.”

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.

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!