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Shopping holiday SALES?

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Remember Love INC gap ministries while you shop. Make your giving dollars go farther by shopping local sales.

Food Pantry:  Find a BOGO sale? Buy an item for yourself and donate the other to the Love INC food pantry. Personal Care: Look for deals on deodorant, shaving cream, razors, and feminine hygiene products. Special Requests: Are you upgrading? Donate your gently used item to Love INC. (1) tent, (2) sleeping bags, (1) girl’s school back pack, (1) adult backpack, (1) walking cane and (1) frost-free freezer. Transitional Backpacks: Find a great deal on fleece sweat pants/shirts and non-cotton socks and boxer shorts?  We need all sizes M-3XL. Linen Ministry: New pillows are a blessing especially when they’re on sale!

God bless you this Christmas season as you shop, save and give.

 

Clearing House Volunteers

Our volunteers play a significant role in running our clearinghouse. Do you want to help create a better life  for those in need in our community? Love INC helps people by connecting needs with resources. You can help make a difference by coming in and answering phones at our welcome desk or joining our furniture delivery team. Here is a chance to put your compassion into action.

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10 Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. 1 Peter 4:10 NIV

All our volunteers have grown into their job by beginning with something they think is easy.

For example, one of our seasoned intake workers began by coming in once a month to stamp and fold newsletters. As she visited and helped get out our newsletters, she could over hear the process of answering the phones and talking with clients for intakes. Once she heard the process she felt more comfortable. We are always open to having prospective volunteers come and observe. We have periodic Volunteer training and meeting we would love for you to come to a meeting and see where you would fit into the ministry.
If you are interested in more information you can contact Marilyn at 780-4090 Ext 28 or programcoord@ alaska.net

Transitional Backpacks up for Adoption

Transitional BackpacksWe provide a backpack to inmates who are getting released from prison. A simple backpack can and does represent hope to these men and women who have served their time behind bars. So many of them are scared or feel like no one cares about them. We, here at Love INC, want to make sure that everyone feels the love of Christ.

We have a close relationship with the prison chaplain, he calls us when an inmate requests a backpack. We are always in need of the following items: socks, hats, gloves, travel toiletries, razors, tooth brushes, bus tokens and bibles.

Your church could adopt this important ministry! Could you host a backpack drive and collect backpacks? How about a socks or gloves and hats drive? Could you ask your congregation to collect toiletries from hotels they stay at while on vacation? How about supplying bibles to include in the backpacks?

We hand pack each backpack with a shirt, pants and coat (if we have the correct size). We include a towel and washcloth, toiletries, a pair of socks, new undergarments, hat, gloves, bus tokens, bus schedule and a bible.

Contact us today to support this caring ministry! 907-780-4090