Children who attend the LINC Hope Learning Center performed their Christmas Play for their family and friends on December 19th. And what a performance it was! They proudly wore their Christmas costumes, and played their parts with much enthusiasm. These… More
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
9 Love Park Lane in Wentzville, MO 63385
Highway A to Mexico Road, then left on Love Park Lane
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)
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.
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:
- November 2nd from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Wentzville Christian Church, 1507 Hwy Z in Wentzville OR
- 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 “
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.
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”
Saturday, September 16th, brought a beehive of activity to LINC…on the grounds…in the Seeds of Love garden……in the building…the Hope Daycare Center, inside and out. Everywhere! The American Heritage Girls of Troop Missouri 3130, many of their families, and their Troop Leaders honored LINC with a day of service.
Little artists worked attentively, applying colorful designs and faces to boards that will decorate LINC’s Seeds of Love garden next spring. Many little and big hands were busy in the raised garden beds, pulling weeds and readying the beds for spring crops. Adults (with a little help from some of the children) stained the new fence that Lowes Heroes donated and installed a few months ago. Volunteers raked the mulch back into the Hope Daycare children’s play yard, while others washed down the play yard activity centers as another group installed timbers around the fence perimeter to keep the mulch inside. And teenage girls worked hard, cutting down some tall grasses. Continue reading “American Heritage Girls’ Day of Service”
PWARDS SPORTS SOCCER is thriving at LINC’s Love Field. The turnout has been great and the weather beautiful. UPWARDS Sports is sponsored by First Baptist Church in Wentzville. To learn more about this program, click HERE. Come out and watch the kids play and develop their skills…and meet friends or make new ones!