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36 Kids, 12 Families, 14 Churches . . . 1 Merry Christmas

A special thank you to everyone that helped organize, serve and give towards The Gift of Giving this year at Federated Church in Wauconda. Thanks to you, these families are not only enjoying a wonderful Christmas right now, they were also able to give to others!



The Gift of Giving 2015 Celebration

Love in the Name of Christ (INC) SW, invites you to a unique opportunity to celebrate the Greatest Gift ever given, the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. We plan to celebrate Him and the Gift of Giving by providing a special Christmas experience for 15 specially selected families, who have been working with us to help themselves and their families move beyond some very difficult circumstances. In keeping with the mission of Love INC, this event is not about handouts, but about community and about relationships. We know that true transformation happens only with God, and He uses His Church in community to change lives. Join us for all the fun!

On Sunday December 13th, 2015 1:00-5:30 pm

We will meet at Federated Church of Wauconda, this year’s host church. Volunteers will be paired up with parents and they will all board the “Love Bus” for a whirlwind shopping trip to Wal-Mart where the parents will pick out gifts for their kids.

Meanwhile, all the kids are back at the church, making crafts and finding treasures in the “Christmas Store” to wrap as gifts for their parents’. When the parents return, they will secretly wrap gifts and hide them in their cars.

Finally the families will come back together to create “Love Buckets” filled with much needed items that will bless other families who will be served by the churches and Love INC in the future. There will be a free meal immediately following the event for families and any volunteers who wish to continue the party.

It takes many people and resources to make this joyous Christmas Celebration happen! When the Whole Body of Christ comes together, all things are possible!

We need you!

Many volunteers are needed: Shoppers, Children Helpers, Bakers, Greeters and much, much more! You can see more details about the event and the list of volunteer roles if you click on the Christmas Volunteer Registration link here->

Contribute to the Celebration in three ways
1) Purchase $25 Wal-Mart gift cards. Either collect them at your church or contact Jeanne McGowan, at Love INC directly to drop them off.

 2) Click this link to make a donation online: contribution/

 3) Mail a check made to: Love INC SW, PO BOX 231, Wauconda, IL  60084

 If you have any questions, please call Jeanne McGowan, Clearinghouse Coordinator 847-469-8835 X115