Schnucks Bags 4 My Cause Selects HOPE Ministries Food Pantry for February

Schnucks store at 1960 Wentzville Parkway, Wentzville MO
has selected 
H.O.P.E. Ministries Food Pantry located at LINC in Wentzville  as the February recipient of the  Schnucks – Bags 4 My Cause program featuring the “Hunger” bag!

For every “Hunger” bag sold during the month of February at this location, HOPE Ministries Food Pantry will receive a $1 donation.  Please support this cause.

Warming Center

Free Warming Center Response for December 2017 – March 2018

If it is predicted to be 20 degrees or below overnight (via weather.com) and you want to come inside for the night, call the Hotline Number at 636-395-0492.

Transportation may be available.

                                St. Charles, Lincoln and Warren Counties Continuum of Care

 

CHRISTMAS STORE DONATIONS NEEDED

ITS NOT TOO LATE TO DONATE to the Christmas Store hosted by LINC for low-income local families in need.  Please help if you can.  Gifts in the price range of $5 to $15 would be greatly appreciated, and would make some children very happy on Christmas morning.  Please bring unwrapped gifts for kids,  ages from infants to 18 years old, to LINC in Wentzville at 9 Love Park Lane.   The Christmas Store opens on December 12th, but donations will be accepted after this date as the Store is open for several days. 

For Directions to LINC, click HERE or call 636-332-5127

Address:
9 Love Park Lane in Wentzville, MO 63385
Driving Directions
Highway A to Mexico Road, then left on Love Park Lane
                            or
Highway A to Hidden Valley Estates Drive (to the end of the drive)
http://goo.gl/maps/2uRks (for specific directions)

The entrance is on the side of the building where the fenced garden is located (on the Highway A to Mexico Road entrance) 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Store at LINC

LINC St. Charles County is hosting its Christmas Store again this year for low-income families in need within the tri-county area of St. Charles, Lincoln and Warren.   LINC is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charity that has been in Wentzville at 9 Love Park Lane for over 25 years.

For the past several years LINC has shared God’s Love at Christmas by providing new unwrapped Christmas toys/gifts for boys and girls, ranging in age from infants to 18 years old. LINC Staff and Volunteers escort the parents into the Christmas Store where they select age-appropriate gifts for each child, and later wrap them for Christmas.  LINC is unique in that we ensure that the toys/gifts go only to families in “true” need as we screen/ interview them all.

Last year LINC served over 200 children from phone calls received in our office, to children that attend LINC’s Hope Preschool and families who frequent our food pantry. This year LINC hopes to increase the quantity of Christmas Store donations so we can serve around 400 children in need.

If you can, please help make some children, living right here in our own communities, very happy this Christmas by providing new, unwrapped Christmas gifts.  All new toys/gifts are welcome, but we recommend that they be within the $5 to $15 price range. Gift cards of $5 or $10 are also needed as this allows flexibility should toys/gift items within a particular age group become depleted.

Please bring new, unwrapped toys/gifts and gift cards to LINC, located at 9 Love Park Lane in Wentzville, MO. (See map on LINC’s website for additional directions.) Call 636-332-5127 if you would like additional information or have any questions. If you prefer to donate to LINC for us to purchase the toys/gifts for the Christmas Store, please donate by visiting our office or donate via our website at: https://lincscc.wordpress.com/donate/

If you have an interest in volunteering to help us setup the Christmas Store and/or escorting parents to select gifts for their children, please contact us at 636-332-5127.  To learn more about LINC, please browse our website. If you, or someone you know, is low-income and struggling to provide gifts for your children this Christmas, please contact us at 636-332-5127.

 

Volunteers Needed: Emergency Warming Centers for the Homeless

      Winter is just around the corner and volunteers are needed in the tri-county area of St. Charles, Warren and Lincoln Counties to help staff the Emergency Warming Centers.   Emergency Warming Centers are open during the night for the homeless when temperatures are below 20 degrees. There will be multiple Emergency Warming Centers at various churches in the area.  Volunteers do not have to be a member of the churches to participate. 

Volunteer Training  is required and two sessions are now available.  Attendance at only one session is required:

  1. November 2nd from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Wentzville Christian Church, 1507 Hwy Z in Wentzville  OR
  2. November 9th from 6 p.m  to 8 p.m. at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 405 South Fifth Street in St. Charles, MO. 

Volunteers makes a tremendous difference to the homeless in our community as the Emergency Warming Centers keep them safe and warm during extreme weather.  Please contact LINC St. Charles County  636-332-5127, Extension 222 for the emergency weather office for more information.    Additional details are also available on Wentzville Christian Church’s website at http://www.wentzvillecc.org/ministries/homeless-warming-center “

Winter is just around the corner and LINC needs volunteers in the western part of St. Charles County to help staff the Emergency Warming Center located at the First Baptist Church in Wentzville.  Emergency Warming Centers open are open for homeless people when temperatures are 20 degrees or colder. There will be eight Emergency Warming Centers at various churches in the area.  Volunteers do not have to be a member of the churches to volunteer.  Training is required and is available on November 2nd at 6 p.m. and on November 9th at 6 p.m.  Volunteers makes a tremendous difference to the homeless in our community as the Emergency Warming Centers keep them safe and warm and provide food for them during extreme weather.  Please contact LINC at 636-332-5127 for more information.  Our office is located at 9 Love Park Lane in Wentzville, MO.   

No Hunger Holiday Program

LINC participates in the No Hunger Holiday Program.  Those in need in St Charles, Warren, and Lincoln Counties can stop by LINC and sign up for a frozen turkey with all the trimmings to cook for Thanksgiving dinner for their family.  Signup  is required by 4 p.m. Thursday, October 19th.   LINC is located at 9 Love Park Lane in Wentzville, MO.  Call 636-332-5127 if additional information is needed.  Please note that the food will be picked up early during the week of Thanksgiving.  LINC provides the turkey meal in conjunction with Knights of Columbus and other organizations in the area.

LINC Team Provides Help to Hurricane Harvey Victims

A Personal Note from Kathy Thompson:   “God provided a safe way to volunteer with relief efforts in Rose City Texas by placing our small team in a shopping  parking lot that became the Army compound full of compassionate soldiers that welcomed us in….We took a boat with cases of water. Food,  personal care items and hugs to a community of sweet people.    Please continue to pray for folks hit with disasters.”

Traveling from St. Charles County to Rose City, Texas to volunteer and provide aid to victims of Hurricane Harvey was not an easy decision.  It entailed a long drive, expenses, …and was a bit scary to traipse into the aftermath of the strongest hurricane to make landfall in the United States since 2004.  Yet Kathy Thompson and her daughter, Katelyn felt called to go and serve the hurting people who desperately needed assistance.  There was a critical need for volunteers with their respective skills as a nurse and an EMT in Fire Rescue. Continue reading “LINC Team Provides Help to Hurricane Harvey Victims”