Give generously and with love: Your generous giving helps us help individuals by mobilizing various church volunteers into the community to meet basic need and provide a positive support base for those struggling. Please consider being generous so we can take part in building up our community together.
PO Box 172 Sycamore, Il. 60178 /815-517-1928 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Ways to financially contribute in 2021
- Thrivent Choice Dollars. We are an accepted organization for those of you with Thrivent to contribute your Choice Dollars
- Give DeKalb County in May. This will be our 4th year participating in this event. It was helpful the last two years and we are looking forward to this county wide event this year. Consider giving generously in May. More details will be coming.
- You can also mail in your donations or use the PayPal link on our website (or at the bottom of our email).
What a privilege to see all that God has done in 2020. He allowed many volunteers to connect with those in need, many donors took part in the funding base, churches used the various ministries to connect with needy families and individuals, and many clients were exposed to Christ through actions and words.
We are thankful for the new supporters and groups that have been part of our financial team in 2020. We still need more help to make this a constant ministry.
And we are thankful for the desire and vision God has allowed us to have for 2020. We desire to see more connecting opportunities, and as our picture shows for this story we hope to start laying the framework for both a Love INC store in 2022, and transitional housing by 2026. The need for housing in our area is great for those trying to get out of homelessness, transitioning out of addictions, reentering society after jail, or just trying to get on their feet. Our director is passionate about both opportunities and looks forward to working with the churches and individuals in our community to make these visions happen.
In 2021 we hope more families will be like families we helped in 2020 in need of dining tables and other household items look to us to for encouragement. How great is it to be able to put a table and chairs in someone’s dining room. Eating together, using it for homework or reading, or sitting around the table laughing. Great times!!
You can donate online by clicking our donate now button. Our mailing address is PO Box 172 Sycamore, Il. 60178. We are an approved 501c3 not for profit organization, and your gift is tax deductible.
Join us in making a difference today.
If you would like to donate before 2021 ends and receive a tax letter it would need to be postmarked by the end of December. You can also give generously through your credit or debit card by using the donate button in the upper right corner of the main page. We would love to have your financial partnership.
Our 2020 Ministry Report is available here on our website. We looked forward to sharing things with you on the impact you have had.
We look forward to starting many things in 2021but the volunteer base and a growth in our funding base is crucial.
Recycle your unwanted household items with us. Your good conditioned items that you want to get rid of or replace can be used in our community. We have 24 Gap Outreach ministries. These GM are things we use to connect the church with the client, and to meet basic needs of individuals. Lamps, kitchen items, bikes, tables, and many more things (visit the Gap Ministry page to see a complete listing) are used in big ways.
People who have nothing in their homes for various reasons receive a piece of yours. By donating items to us you are investing greatly with the needy in our community. During April and May of 2019 over 500 items have been donated.
The following are needs we have in four of our Gap Ministries that are immediate:
Beds: twin, full, and queen are accepted if they are in good conditions free of smells, rips, stains, and animal hair.
Couches: all good conditioned couches (excluding hide a beds) are needed with the same policy as the beds above.
Lamps: help give light to a home
We are thankful for the office workers we have that give weekly time to get things moving. These volunteers have big hearts and at times are emotionally drained when they leave. They handle our phones “where help begins”. As the person calls the intake office our volunteers are ready to encourage. Not only is the intake done, but they listen to the sometimes painful stories of clients calling. Our intake specialist offer prayer and provides hope and encouragement before they say, “goodbye”. The intake volunteers can testify to the change in mindset of the caller in this first phone call. This intake role is essential, behind the scenes but very important due to a number of reasons. For many it is where hope begins. We are currently looking for a couple of intake volunteers get in touch if you are interested.
Thank you for being part!!