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Love INC to host annual Christmas Shop

Posted: Friday, October 24, 2014

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 11 through 13. Families wishing to participate must register before November 26. For a contribution of $5 per child (capped at $15). Parents will have the opportunity to handpick five toys from the Love INC Gift Shop. 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 100 families this Christmas. Love INC is accepting toy and cash donations. They are also asking for donations of “cut and tie” fleece blankets. This makes a great project for children and adults of all ages and the blankets will be given to the participants in the program.

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.