Serving rural communities west of the Twin Cities metro

Love INC


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.

Mission Minute

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
  • 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.

Next Fresh Start Class Series Begins       April 25, 2022

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 Back-to-School Backpack Bash

Westpointe 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 17, 2022

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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.

December 10, 2022

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Our Impact

Last year Love INC-Heartland’s impact included:

Local communities

Needs met

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.

Request Help:

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.



Easter Meal & Children’s Gift Basket Event (2021)

Christmas Sharing & Christmas Store (2020)

Back-to-School Backpack Bash (2020)



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.  

Delano Thrift Store

318 Railroad Ave
Delano, MN  55328

PH – (763)-999-7086

Wednesday 9am-2pm
Thursdays 2pm-6pm
Fridays 9am-2pm
Saturday 9am-12pm

Closed Saturday, July 2
Closed Monday, July 4

Check out the Delano Store below:

Howard Lake Thrift Store

801 US Hwy 12 Howard Lake,
MN  55349

PH – (763)-999-7087

Wednesdays 9am-2pm
Thursdays 1pm-5pm
Fridays 10am-2pm
Saturdays 9am-1pm

Closed Saturday, July 2
Closed Monday, July 4

Check out the Howard Lake store below:



Merchandise Donation Guidelines


  • Clothing in sellable condition only
  • 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 



No…Thank You.

  • Baby equipment (bouncy chairs,  high chairs, strollers, etc.)
  • Car seats
  • Cell phones
  • Computers/Computer Monitors
  • Cribs (including portable 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


If you are in need of help, call 763-972-6547

Otherwise, please fill out form below and we’ll be in touch.

Partners and Sponsors

Howard Lake


Main office:


Clearinghouse (helpline): 


Mailing Address:

PO Box 143
Delano, MN 55328