Volunteer! - Many opportunities are available—working in the Thrift Store, helping in the office, volunteering with a ministry, and much more! For more information, Contact us or fill out a Volunteer Form.
Shop! - Our Thrift Store is open to the public and each purchase helps to support the work of Love INC– Heartland. Your donated items and purchases all go to help people right here in our community. Every item donated is used to it’s maximum impact for those we serve. Stop in today!
Give! - We encourage our supporters to set up easy, monthly donations via our secure website. Having this regular income helps us better manage our budget and cover expenses. It’s easy and safe. Visit Donate to learn more.
Love INC plans and hosts events throughout the year where people can come together and serve the community.
You don't need to wait for the next scheduled event to lend a hand! You can contribute to Love INC on your own or with your group by participating in a project. They are fun and help neighbors in need.
Once a Month Collection Project (Monthly)
This project would be wonderful for schools or youth groups, but everyone is welcome to give it their best. It is extremely easy and you will be amazed by the results.
Any time during the year your group can brainstorm about things they would like to donate to needy families. Once eight to twelve ideas have been selected, you can decide which items you would like to collect during each month of the school year.
Once you've completed your collections, please contact the LOVE INC – Heartland office for further instructions.
Furniture Delivery Helpers (Ongoing)
LOVE INC - Heartland has a furniture ministry that is forever growing. Our volunteers work all week long picking up and delivering items, but sometimes they get behind on their deliveries. We are in need of a few individuals who have pickup trucks and would be available on an occasional day to help deliver items to families in need.
Please call the LOVE INC - Heartland office if you could help out from time to time. We would be happy to set up a schedule with you.
Food Shelf Restocking (Ongoing)
LOVE INC – Heartland’s five food pantries are always in need of a variety of items. This ongoing need and your help with pantry donations (large and small) are always appreciated. They can always use the following commonly used non-perishable items.
Please call the LOVE INC - Heartland office when your drive has ended for instructions as to the best place to deliver your collected items.
Dusting for Diapers (Ongoing)
Our babies need diapers, moms are unable to use “food stamp” money to purchase diapers. An idea for your group may be to go out and do household projects and ask for diapers, or money for diapers, as payment. Diapers can then be donated to the Lullaby ministry for home delivery. (Keep in mind the diapers that are needed the most are size 4, 5 & 6). Diaper collections are always welcome.
Lullaby Ministry (Ongoing)
In the first year of operation the Lyndale Lutheran Lullaby ministry helped over 60 babies, with diapers, cribs and baby supplies. Join in showing the Love of Christ to our precious babies.
The Love INC - Heartland Lullaby Ministry Welcomes the Following Infant Items:
"Bring a Bag Back" Donations (Occasional)
Do your church members have difficulty remembering what goods are needed for special ministries? The "Bring-A-Bag Back" offering helps refresh their memories and boosts donations dramatically.
Attach labels with specific needs to some brown paper bags (sometimes grocery stores will donate these bags). Distribute the labeled bags at the worship service, and print right on the bag the date to return the items. Instruct the church or group members to return the filled bags by the prescribed date and watch the donations roll in. The following are suggested items for the labels.
Please contact the Live INC - Heartland office when your drive has ended for instructions for the best place to deliver your collected items.
Holiday Sharing! Make the Holidays "Merry and Bright" for a family in need!
Make the Holidays Merry and Bright for a family in need!
Three ways to get involved:
1. Sponsor a family
Sign up by email or phone! Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 763-972-6547.
2. Purchase gifts for our Free Toy Store!
Any gift is welcome, but we are especially looking for gift cards and gifts for teens!
Drop off at either the Delano or Howard Lake Thrift Shops!
3. Volunteer at the Toy Store!
Call Lisa Green at 763-972-6547 to set up a volunteer time slot!
Back to School Bash- School Supplies Project (August)
Our annual “Back to School Bash” in August is hosted by WestPointe Church in Delano. Families in need enjoy a nice lunch, free school supplies and an afternoon of fun, games, and even face painting. We held our first one in August of 2008 – what a day of joy filled abundance!
This project is usually done during the summer months of June, July, and August. When children are preparing for their return to school, certain supplies are needed. These supplies are collected, sorted, and then distributed to them on the night of the Bash.
Each family is screened to ensure that the need is legitimate before they are given supplies. School supplies that are needed each year include:
Please contact the LOVE INC – Heartland office if you'd like to get involved in the Back to School Bash. Please consider picking up a few supplies when you see them in stores in August. Every little bit helps students in need. Supplies can be dropped off at Love INC- Heartland in Delano or at WestPointe Church.
Winter Clothes Drive (Fall)
Beginning in the early fall, the collection of winter apparel is a great benefit to hundreds of needy individuals. Those who sponsor this type of drive often find that many are very happy to have a good place to donate their outgrown and/or excess winter apparel. Sizes needed include everything from 3 Toddler through Adult Large and Extra Large. The following warm items are needed:
These items are best if they are new and can either be purchased or handmade. Please call the Love INC - Heartland office when your drive has ended for instructions for the best place to deliver your collected items.
Note: Love INC - Heartland collects yarn year around from many donors. The yarn is shared with many different groups and individuals who like to keep their hands busy knitting and crocheting. Hundreds of hats, mittens, scarves, and other items are supplied in this way.
Donation Idea! Your church could do a drive for yarn. Bring the results of the drive to the Love INC - Heartland office and then Love INC will pass the yarn on to the Knitters and Crocheters.
Beginning in the early fall, the collection of winter apparel is a great benefit to dozens, if not hundreds, of needy individuals.
Please contact the LOVE INC – Heartland office when your drive has ended for instructions as to the best place to deliver your collected items
Idea! - Some groups/entire churches have had great sucess with Coat, Jacket, Snow Pants, and Boot Drives by placing one, two, or three very large boxes in a visible place in their church. Everyone strives to fill those boxes to the brim and more. The boxes serve as a helpful visiual reminder as well!
Holiday Sharing (November-December)
The holidays are a time of giving and a time when many families are in need. There are several annual projects that you can be a part of to make the holidays "merry and bright" for a family in need.
Make the Holidays Merry and Bright
for a family in need!
1. Sponsor a family!
Gather your family and sponsor a family in need! Sign up by email or phone (email@example.com or 763-972-6547) to be ts, matched with a family and find out their specific needs.
2. Purchase gifts for our Free Toy Store!
When you are out Christmas shopping, grab an extra gift or two for a family in need. Any gift is welcome, but we are especially looking for gift cards and gifts for teens! Drop off is at either the Delano or Howard Lake Thrift Shops, or at WestPointe Church where the drive takes place!
3. Volunteer at the Toy Store!
The Toy Store always needs volunteers to assist guests, wrap presents and serve snacks. Call Lisa Green at 763-972-6547 to set up a volunteer time slot!