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Families to be aided by SA, Love Gift Shop

Posted: Friday, November 1, 2013

Families in Huntington County that wish to be adopted by the community or those that wish to adopt families for the Christmas program can contact the Salvation Army. Those who wish to shop for their own family Christmas presents at a reduced cost will contact Love INC.

The Love INC Gift Shop will be located at Life Church, 950 E. State Street in Huntington and will be operational December 19 through 21.  For a contribution of $5 per child (capped at $15) or an hour of their time per child, parents will have the opportunity to handpick five toys from the Love INC Gift Shop.  Parents will be able to select two toys from the lowest toy category and one from each of the three ascending categories.  Parents may wrap the gifts at the gift shop or receive wrapping paper to take home.  Most importantly, parents will place the toys that they handpicked and wrapped under their Christmas tree.

In order to provide this opportunity for parents, Love INC needs the community’s help.  Love INC aims to serve 50 families or about 100 children this Christmas.  The total cost of providing 500 gifts for children will be approximately $8,000.  Love INC is accepting toy and cash donations in their pursuit of the 500 gift goal.

Donations are being requested for the Love INC Gift Shop and will contribute to the empowerment and implantation of hope in those who need it the most this season.  A list of the most common gift requests can be found on Love’s website,

Donated toys can be delivered to Love INC, 715 Byron Street, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Fridays. All cash donations can be delivered to Love INC, made online at or collected by a Love INC associate through appointment by calling Isaiah Stephenson at (260) 366-7700.

Volunteers will be needed to help shop for toys with the money received, help run the store, be at the store when families come to shop, help them wrap or help in the nursery for children that will be available. Interested volunteers can contact Love INC at (260) 356-0933.

For information about the adoption of families at Christmas, contact the Salvation Army, 1424 E. Market Street, at (260) 356-3485.