Serving rural communities west of the Twin Cities metro
Our Mission is to mobilize local churches to transform lives and communities In the Name of Christ.
Love INC-Heartland is a neighbor-helping-neighbor organization, partnering with a network of nearly thirty local churches to effectively meet a spectrum of needs such as clothing, furniture, bedding, baby care, back-to-school supplies, holiday gifts and more.
How Love INC-Heartland serves local communities.
Love INC-Heartland leverages
the efficiency of a network
of local church 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
- Car repairs
- Oil Change Ministry
- Birthday Closet
- …and more
Back-to-School Backpack Bash
Westpoint Church, one of our partner churches, hosts the Back-to-School Backpack Bash. School supplies and backpacks are available to local families in need.
August 18, 2021
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.
Last year Love INC-Heartland’s impact included:
Volunteer hours worked
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.
To get started, call 763-972-6547.
Learn more about our transformational, “change your life,” Fresh Start classes.
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.
Your generosity is essential to Love INC-Heartland
SEE HIGHLIGHTS FROM RECENT EVENTS
Easter Meal & Children’s Gift Basket Event (2021)
Christmas Sharing & Christmas Store (2020)
Back-to-School Backpack Bash (2020)
THRIFT STORE INFO
We are open to the public…Everyone is welcome to shop!
Sales from the thrift store support the Love INC ministry and enable us to provide services, programs and resources like clothing and furniture to those in need.
Merchandise Donation Guidelines
- Clothing in sellable condition only
- 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.
- Baby equipment (bouncy chairs, high chairs, strollers, etc.)
- Car seats
- Cell phones
- Computers/Computer Monitors
- Cribs (including portable cribs)
- Fluorescent Bulbs
- Hard wired light fixtures
- Items with broken/missing parts
- Items with rips, chips, holes, stains
- Items with pet damage
- Items with odors
- Pillows (unless new, in package)
- VCRs or electronics