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

Share the Love

February is the month of Love4373811197

As we look back at all of the “Love” shared in 2012, we have been so blessed to be able to help the less fortunate of Eastern Carver County.  In 2012 we have helped meet family needs over 5,900 times.

Our Gap Ministries and volunteers helped the families with items ranging from the Diaper Ministry to The Sonshine Ministry.  Just to show a few, we made 29 bunk beds last year, helped 431 families with cleaning supplies, 428 families received laundry and dish soap and Food to Fight Hunger distributed food to 285 families at Christmas and Easter.  The Linen Closet provided 236 families with blankets, sheets, towels, washcloths and pillows.  On one of our deliveries, a boy who received a pillow was so thrilled to have a “real” pillow that was his OWN.  He had never had one before.  That is how we help Share the Love.

With that being said, we could not have done it without all the volunteers from our partner churches serving so willingly.  They completed over 6,600 individual acts of service giving a total of over 8,300 hours of their time.  We are grateful to have so many volunteers willing to share their time and talent at Love in the Name of Christ.  Thank you!!!

Christ calls us to be his hands and feet.  To see Jesus in everyone we meet.  Our hope for 2013 is that we join together to continue helping our neighbors in need.  How do you Share the Love?

“As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.” – 1 Peter 4:10