Serving rural communities west of the Twin Cities metro

Love INC

Heartland

Our Mission is to mobilize local churches to transform lives and communities In the Name of Christ.

ABOUT

Love INC-Heartland is a neighbor-helping-neighbor organization, leveraging a network of over thirty local churches to efficiently meet a spectrum of needs such as clothing, furniture, bedding, baby care, back-to-school supplies, holiday gifts and more.

How Love INC is adapting, serving and preparing during Covid-19

MINISTRIES

Church Partner Gap Ministries

Our network of local churches serve needs that are unmet by existing agencies.

  • Personal Care Items (PCI) Ministry
  • Lullaby Ministry (baby care items)
  • Bedding Ministry
  • Kitchen
  • Oil Change Ministry
  • Birthday Closet
  • …and more

Fresh Start Classes

Love INC-Heartland is passionate about our desire to be change agents, to provide mentors, and to offer practical life-skill classes to cause lasting change to end cycles of poverty.

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Back-to-School Backpacks program

Families with school-age children receive backpacks filled with school supplies, along with a meal, games.

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Thrift Stores

Our thrift stores offer an accessible “entry point” for those in need to gain an introduction to Love INC-Heartland and a source for affordable merchandise.”  

Thanksgiving Basket Program

Residents, churches and sponsors rally to provide scores of baskets filled with turkey and other groceries.

Christmas Sharing Program

This holiday program brings churches and communities together to bring comfort, holiday encouragement, and the message Christ’s birth to those in need.

Our Impact

Last year Love INC-Heartland’s impact included:

Church partners

Needs met

Volunteer hours worked

VOLUNTEER

Love INC-Heartland is a volunteer-focused organization.  Folks with kind hearts serve in an array of capacities across our areas of impact–

  • assisting in our office clearinghouse (call center) with phone and computer work
  • teaching and mentoring in our Fresh Start transformational ministry classes
  • helping with our holiday meal and gift programs
  • assisting in our thrift stores (warehouse, staging and cashiers)
  • serving as a board member
  • serving within the spectrum of gap ministries offered by our partner churches.

These volunteers have a tangible impact on neighbors in need. But these good people are also blessed themselves.  Volunteers report how moved they were to give a child his first bed.  Neighbors tell us they are overwhelmed by the love and care that they received through our volunteers.  In addition, church members grow closer as they serve together in love.

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EVENTS

  • Christmas Sharing
    This heart-warming Christmas program is an opportunity for families in our community to sponsor a Love INC- Heartland family with…
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  • Christmas Store
    Every year, Love INC and generous community members join hands to create a charming Christmas Store for neighbors in need.…
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THRIFT STORE INFO

 

 

Delano Thrift Store

318 Railroad Ave
Delano, MN  55328

PH – (763)-999-7086
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HOURS
Wednesday 9am-2pm
Thursdays 3pm-7pm
Fridays 9am-12pm

Check out the Delano Store below:

Howard Lake Thrift Store

801 US Hwy 12 Howard Lake,
MN  55349

PH – (763)-999-7087
FACEBOOK

HOURS
Wednesday 9am-2pm
Thursdays 1pm-5pm
Saturdays 9am-1pm

Check out the Howard Lake store below:

 

Merchandise Donation Guidelines

Yes…Please!

  • Clothing in sellable condition only (currently only accepting 
        winter outerwear) 
  • Diapers
  • Fabrics and linens
  • Financial donations
  • Furniture (solid wood only)
  • Household items
  • Used Ink cartridges

    Thank you for generous your donations.  Please understand, however, we reserve the right to be selective and may need to decline any 
    donation.

    We are currently NOT accepting clothing, EXCEPT winter outerwear. 

     


                                                     

No…Thank You.

  • Baby equipment (bouncy chairs,  high chairs, strollers, etc.)
  • Car seats
  • Cell phones
  • Computers/Computer Monitors
  • Cribs
  • Electronics
  • Fluorescent Bulbs
  • Hard wired light fixtures
  • Items with broken/missing parts
  • Items with rips, chips, holes, stains
  • Items with pet damage
  • Items with odors
  • Laptops/computers
  • Mattresses
  • Pillows (unless new, in package)
  • TVs/monitors
  • VCRs or electronics

GET HELP

How Help Works:

Love INC-Heartland staff and volunteers are “help experts” offering a caring ear, helpful information, relevant advice and prayer.  We do not provide cash, but we make it our business to know about available resources–agencies, community services, churches and other solutions.

Request help:

To get started,  call 763-972-6547.

Learn more about our transformational, “change your life,” Fresh Start classes.

CONTACT

Partners and Sponsors

Howard Lake

Phone:

Main office:

763-972-6547

Clearinghouse (helpline): 

763-999-7082

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 318
Delano, MN 55328