Our Programs

Gap Ministries

Love INC helps churches build ministries to fill the gaps in services by identifying unmet needs in the community. From baby essentials to financial management classes, we help churches organize services and products to meet real needs without duplicating existing resources. Yet, what is offered is much more than products and services, our relational approach ensures that each person is seen as an individual and offered prayer, encouragement, and ongoing connection.

Our Gap Ministries include:

Baby Items
Diapers, wipes, clothing, bottles, receiving blankets, and socks provided to those who have children in the home under 2 years old.
ORGANIZATIONS: First United Methodist Church, Cedar Falls
Bus Passes/Gas Cards
Provided to those who are starting a new job or have an appointment.
ORGANIZATIONS: Cedar Valley Church, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Ascension Lutheran Church, and First Baptist Church
Car Repair
Provided to those who have a financial need for car repair, insurance or registration. If approved, Love INC partner churches can help with a portion of the total balance.
ORGANIZATIONS: The Guernsey Foundation and Prairie Lakes Church
Christmas Stores
An opportunity for families to shop for Christmas gifts at 80% off the retail price.
ORGANIZATIONS: Candeo Church, Prairie Lakes Church, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, a partnership between Orchard Hill Church, Harvest Vineyard Church, and other community organizations
Finances
Provided to those who have a financial need around $200. If approved, Love INC partner churches can help with a portion of the total balance.
ORGANIZATIONS: Central Christian Church, Grace Fellowship Church, First Presbyterian Church in Cedar Falls, First United Methodist Church in Cedar Falls, Prairie Lakes Church, Orchard Hill Church
Food/Essentials
Provided as a supplement to a household’s food supply. Can also include personal care items, household items, and cleaning supplies.
ORGANIZATIONS: First Baptist Church, Grace Baptist Church, Grace Lutheran Church, Nazareth Lutheran Church, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, and River’s Edge Church
Furniture/Appliances
Provided to households who do not have basic furniture or appliances.
ORGANIZATIONS: Love INC donors and community volunteers from various churches
Home Repairs
Minor in-home repair can be provided to homeowners who qualify.
ORGANIZATIONS: Love INC community volunteers from various churches
Kitchen Essentials
Pot, pan, dishes, silverware, and other essentials provided once to those who qualify.
ORGANIZATIONS: Grace Fellowship Church and Trinity Bible Church
Linens
Sheets, comforters, and towels provided once to those who qualify.
ORGANIZATIONS: Ascension Lutheran Church and St. John’s Lutheran Church
Mattress/Used Appliance Purchase Program
A partnership to split the cost of a new mattress or used appliance from a local retailer.
ORGANIZATIONS: Prairie Lakes Church
Medical Supplies
Walker, commode, shower chair, cane, incontinence products, and more.
ORGANIZATIONS: Bethlehem Lutheran Church and Otto Schoitz Foundation
Moving Assistance
Provided to those who are moving from one home to another within our service area.
ORGANIZATIONS: Love INC community volunteers from various churches
Transportation
Provided to those who need transportation to a local medical appointment, social services appointment, or the food bank.
ORGANIZATIONS: Love INC community volunteers from various churches
Work Shoes Or Uniform
Provided to those who are starting a new job and need specific uniform items.
ORGANIZATIONS: Central Christian Church, First United Methodist Church in Cedar Falls, Orchard Hill Church, and Prairie Lakes Church

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