Get Involved

Upcoming Events

Love INC plans and hosts events throughout the year where people can come together and serve the community.

Fresh Start Classes -- helping neighbors in need to achieve positive and lasting change. For more information or updates contact Lisa at 763-999-7085


Fresh Start classes scheduled for Howard Lake have been postponed.

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Ongoing Projects

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.

Volunteer with our Fresh Start Classes

Volunteer with our ongoing Fresh Start Classes helping neighbors in need become more self sufficient.  For more information contact Lisa Green at 763-972-6547 x 3

Fresh Start Food Items to Collect

  • Oatmeal: 2 lb. container Old Fashioned or Quick Oats.
  • Pasta: 1 lb. boxes spaghetti, rotini or elbow.
  • Canned Vegetables:  Green beans, corn, peas or diced tomatoes.
  • Flour:  White all-purpose.
  • Sugar:  White or brown.
  • Oil:  Canola or vegetable oil, regular size bottle.
  • Rice:  1 lb. bag of white or brown.
  • Canned Beans:  Black, northern, navy, pork and beans.
  • Peanut Butter:  18oz. creamy or chunky.
  • Canned Soup:  Tomato, cream of mushroom or chicken noodle.
  • Spaghetti Sauce:  Prego or Hunts, regular size jar or can.
  • Canned Fruit:  Mandarin oranges, peaches, pears or fruit cocktail.
  • Money Donations:  for perishable items.

Attend the Redemptive Compassion class for free!

Attend the free Redemptive Compassion class.  This class helps anyone learn new skills to help others in ways that will tranform and truly help.  For more information call Lisa at 763-972-6547 x3.

Helping Hands for Small Home Repair (Ongoing)

If you are able to support Neighbors in Need with some simple home repairs call Lisa at 763-972-6547.

Bedding Ministry (Ongoing)

We offer bedding to neighbors in need.   We are often in need of pillows, and new pillows are especially desired.

Volunteer at one of our Thrift Stores

Volunteer at one of our thrift stores!  We are always looking for help in a variety of ways:

  • Sorting
  • Packing
  • Merchandise displays
  • Warehouse helpers
  • Office work
  • Mailings
  • Receptionist
  • and more!

Our stores are located at:

318 Railroad Ave
Delano MN 55328

801 6th Street
Howard Lake MN 55349

For information call 763-972-6547

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:

  • Diapers
  • Wipes
  • Cribs

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:

  • Pencil boxes
  • Notebooks
  • Folders
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Crayons
  • Colored pencils
  • Glue/glue sticks
  • Scissors
  • Erasers
  • Markers
  • Protractors and compasses
  • Calculators
  • Wide-ruled and college-ruled loose leaf paper
  • Book bags or backpacks

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.  

Holiday Sharing (November-December)

Make the Holidays Merry and Bright for a family in need!

1. Sponsor a family!

Gather your family members, colleagues, Bible study group, community organizations, teachers, volunteer groups, etc. and sponsor a family in need!  Sign up by email or phone ( or 763-972-6547 ext.1) to be matched with a family and find out their specific needs.

2. Purchase gifts for our Free Christmas Store!

When you are out Christmas shopping grap an extra gift or two for a family in need.  Any gift is welcome but we are especially looking for teen gifts!  Drop off your gift at either the Delano or Howard Lake Thrift Shops or at WestPointe Church where the drive takes place!

3. Volunteer at the Chirstmas Store!

The Christmas Store always needs volunteers to assist guests, wrap presents and serve snacks.  Call Lisa Green at 763-972-6547 ext.3 to set up a volunteer time slot!


"He who refreshes others will be refreshed."

- Proverbs 11:25