Christmas Food Basket Packing & Delivery – Westwood Community Church

Volunteer at Westwood Community Church to assemble and distribute Christmas food packages on Saturday, December 15th. This is a family-friendly event and is a great opportunity to share the joy of Christmas with families who may not otherwise enjoy the holiday season.

Thanksgiving Basket Assembly and Delivery

On Saturday, November 17th, West Union Lutheran Church will partner with Love INC to provide Thanksgiving food baskets to 150 families in need within our local community. Volunteers are welcome to help with the assembly and delivery process. We encourage couples, families, church groups, youth groups, and anyone else who would like to spend a few hours bringing joy to a family on a Saturday morning!

Christmas Season 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 100+ local families in need on Saturday, December 15th.This is a family-friendly event and is a great opportunity to share the joy of Christmas with families who may not otherwise enjoy the holiday season.

In addition to volunteering, please consider making a financial gift to Love INC in support of the Christmas Food Packs. This year, Love INC will distribute 100 Christmas food baskets at a cost of more than $5000 total. Each basket costs roughly $50 but provides relief and hope that goes far beyond its monetary value. To make a donation, click here.

For more information or to register, please click on the church where you’d like to volunteer.
Mt. Olivet Lutheran West Church – information will be posted on the Mt. Olivet Lutheran website soon!
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 100+ Christmas baskets at a cost of more than $5000. Donate online by clicking HERE to help us offset the expense of this valuable ministry that brings hope to our neighbors this Christmas season.

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 – 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

Bike Distribution

Love INC, in partnership with Church on the Hill and A Better Society, will host a bike give-away event for clients who have pre-registered. Bike helmets, locks, and training wheels will be available, as well.

 

Here are some ways you can help:

  • If you have gently-used adult or child sized bikes that you are no longer using, please donate them to Project Life-Cycle, a subsidiary of A Better Society. Bikes can be donated on Tuesday evenings, 6-9 pm, at 1453 Park Road in Chanhassen, or you can leave them behind their building anytime. To reach Project Life Cycle, call 612-567-1005.
  • If you know how to repair bikes or would like to learn, please consider volunteering at Project Life-Cycle on Tuesday evenings. Their bike repair crew is always looking for new recruits! Call 612-567-1005 for more information about volunteering.
  • Love INC purchases new helmets and bike locks for the clients receiving bikes. If you’d like to make a donation to our Bike Ministry, please click here and make sure to indicate you are supporting the Bike Ministry in the notes section.

Christmas Food Basket Packing & Delivery

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 in the morning. For more information or to register, please click on the church where you’d like to volunteer.
Mt. Olivet Lutheran West Church – Chanhassen – Please check the church website for details and registration.
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.   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 or donate online by clicking HERE .

Thanksgiving Food Basket Packing & Delivery

Volunteers are needed on Saturday, November 18th 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, 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 Chaska Community Center Community Room 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 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.

Sign up HERE to volunteer!  This is a fun, family-friendly event.

 

Card Making – for experienced card makers

We are looking for volunteers who can help us make 200 handmade, Christ-centered Christmas cards to be given out with our Christmas food baskets in mid-December.

Tuesday, October 24, 6:30 – 9:00 PM – CALLING ALL VETERAN CARD MAKERS!

This date is set aside for veteran card makers. Please bring your religious picture and verse rubber stamps, as well as any other supplies you may want to use. We will be making embellishments in bulk and using diecuts to cut. Any tools and techniques are welcome!

Please join us at Grace Church (9301 Eden Prairie Rd, Eden Prairie) in Room 210.

Click HERE to sign-up to volunteer!