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Help Love INC provide Christmas assistance

Posted: Monday, December 6, 2010

Love INC (Love In the Name of Christ), 715 Byron Street, is preparing to provide Christmas assistance for families in need. Opportunities such as Adopt A Family for Christmas; volunteer work; and providing gifts, food, and cash are all ways members of the Huntington community can help with Love’s efforts. Beginning in January Love INC in conjunction with The Well will also coordinate The Shepherd’s Closet.

Families in need turn in applications for Christmas assistance to Love and can be adopted by those willing to provide a Christmas meal for the family and gifts for each child/teen. Love will provide information about the adopted family such as size, names, ages, and gift suggestions. The meal and children’s gifts can be given directly to the family or dropped off at the Love INC office. Love will make sure that the adopted family receives the items provided.

Christmas Coordinators at Love INC show anyone willing to volunteer where the possibilities for service are available. Volunteers are needed to wrap hundreds of children’s gifts from Toys for Tots. Other opportunities include helping to purchase gifts and food items from cash donations received from the public.

Cash donations are welcome to purchase gifts and turkeys or hams for Christmas dinners. The Food Pantry at Love INC can purchase turkeys through the Community Harvest Food Bank for 39 cents per pound. Purchased hams are welcomed and may be brought to Love.

Love INC will soon begin housing the clothing ministry known as Shepherd’s Closet. The Well, a United Brethren new church plant located in Huntington, will work with Love INC to coordinate this ministry in January. Shepherd’s Closet offers new and gently used clothing to Huntington County families at reduced prices. It also will offer housewares such as dishes, sheets, and towels. To donate to Shepherd’s Closet, bring new and gently used items to Love INC during normal business hours.

To adopt a family, make a cash donation, bring food, or for information about volunteering, call Love INC at 356-0933, Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Tuesdays until 7 p.m.