Happy Holidays!

What a fun time at Love INC! In the month of November we sent nearly 100 households to our partner churches for a basket of food for Thanksgiving.

In December we get to send approximately 50 households to shop at our partner churches' Christmas stores.

It's a busy and rewarding time meeting the needs of those in our community.
We're promoting three different Christmas Stores hosted by our partner churches this December.

Christian Community Developers have found that the opportunity for families and parents to purchase their own gifts at an affordable rate helps provide dignity at Christmastime.

At these Christmas stores, participants will use their own money to purchase gifts at 80-90% off their retail price.

If you or members of your church would like to donate gifts or would like to volunteer at any of these stores, you can find more information on our website.
We will be closing our Clearinghouse and GAP ministries during the last two weeks of December. Love INC is not an emergency service and this is an effort to allow our partner churches and volunteers extended time to rest and celebrate the holiday.

Our last day for receiving calls in the Clearinghouse is Wed, Dec. 16. We will attempt to meet the needs of our clients prior to Dec. 18.

If you need to point someone to an organization or agency during the time we're closed, a resource page will be available on our website. We will re-open again on Monday, January 4.

1. SNOW REMOVAL: A gentleman who is currently in a wheelchair needs help having his wheelchair ramp cleared after snow storms this winter so that he can attend regular doctor appointments.

2. ADMINISTRATIVE VOLUNTEER: We are looking for an administrative volunteer who would be willing to spend 8-10 hours per week at Love INC to help us schedule appointments and close files. Ideally this person would be available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00-12:00.

3. INTAKE VOLUNTEER: We have a volunteer position at Love INC where you can spend time on the phone listening, relating to and providing hope to those in need. We have openings for intake volunteers on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays and can be flexible with our schedule.

If you're interested in any of these opportunities, email

We got a call from a gal who was scheduled to start work in about a week. She was hired as a home health nurse and required to have reliable transportation.

We verified her job opportunity and agreed to help her with her car repair - front brakes and a left caliper. However, an estimate from a local shop came back around $325.  We were ready to help with $100 but our client couldn't afford the other $225.

We got on the phone with a contact from one of our partner churches who has his own automotive shop. He agreed to do the job and donate the labor cost. He also offered to fix the right caliper as well.

We were able to split the total cost of parts with the client and she got reliable transportation at an affordable rate in time for her new position! She was ecstatic and so grateful!

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