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.

 

2nd Annual For the Love of Women Luncheon & Vendor Expo

New location, new keynote speaker…same great event!

Join us at our 2nd Annual For the Love of Women Luncheon and Expo on Monday, September 24th at Deer Run Golf Club. All proceeds directly benefit Love in the Name of Christ of Eastern Carver County to help us continue our mission of bringing help and hope to our neighbors in need.

Our guest speaker this year is Pastor Zipporah Bogonko, who will be speaking on the topic of “Loved to Wholeness.” As a vessel surrendered and submitted to the Lord, Zipporah has received a deposit of the Holy Spirit and the power of God to prepare her to be a voice to the masses. Her heart is dedicated to preaching the Gospel, and to the practical applications developed through teaching the Word of God with an anointing for love, hope, and compassion. As a much sought after women’s conference speaker, Zipporah is blessed to bring her unique message to women throughout the world. Her passion to mentor, lead, train, and motivate women has made her both an exceptional motivational speaker and an effective life coach.

 

Lunch will be buffet style and will include a variety of breads, freshly sliced ham/turkey/roast beef, cheeses, lettuce, chips, and cookies. A variety of vendors will be present for your shopping enjoyment.

Tickets are $50 for an individual, or Buy-2-for-$75. Seating is limited to the first 50 guests, so don’t delay!

Click HERE to purchase your tickets today!

 

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

River City Days Pancake Breakfast

On Sunday, July 29, 2018, Chaska’s River City Days will be hosting a free-will offering pancake breakfast benefiting Love INC. Chef Bob DeMaris and his family will be preparing and providing pancakes, sausage, fresh blueberry and strawberry toppings, butter, syrup, whipped topping, coffee, and orange juice. And for the first time ever, the breakfast will include LIVE music provided by The Bury Brothers, a local group who is excited to perform in their hometown. We hope you will join us to eat, volunteer, or do BOTH!

  • When: Sunday, July 29, 2018
  • Time: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • Where: Chaska City Square Park (located in historic downtown Chaska with the gazebo)

Interested in volunteering for the pancake breakfast? We need 6-7 volunteers to help each shift; duties include operating the cash register, serving food, and helping to bus tables. Click here to learn more and to sign up as a 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!

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.

Love INC will be at Taste of Chaska!

Love INC is excited to participate in the 34th Annual Taste of Chaska, hosted by the SouthWest Metro Chamber of Commerce, on May 9th, from 5:00 – 9:00 pm in City Square Park. This event is free and open to the public, so we hope you will join us!

MN Wine & Beer Tasting Tent ($10/person admission)

  • Excelsior Brewing Company
  • Lucid Brewing
  • Parley Lake Winery
  • Schram Vineyards Winery & Brewery
  • Sovereign Estate Wine

FREE Kid Zone—Sponsored by: Step by Step Montessori
Pop Up Party Rentals will be providing a variety of inflatable jump houses and slides while Fantastic Faces will be providing face paining!

FREE Live Entertainment—Sponsored by: KleinBank of Chaska

Sound Check Music School’s Public Relations Band

Plus an assortment of local businesses and restaurants!

Love INC ECC chosen to receive funds from Chaska Rotary Gala

Love in the Name of Christ of Eastern Carver County is honored to have been chosen to share in the fundraising proceeds from the Chaska Rotary’s 2018 Spring Gala. Love INC will receive $5,000 to be utilized to revive the Car Repair Ministry, a ministry partnership with Westwood Community Church to provide car repairs to neighbors in need.

The 2018 gala, which is open to the public (we’d love to have you join the celebration!), is scheduled for 6 pm on Saturday, April 21, at Hazeltine National Golf Club. Tickets for the circus-themed dinner event, which will include an auction and dancing, are $100 per person and may be purchased at www.rotaryclubofchaska.org or by calling Rick Ness at 612-730-9999.

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.”