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:

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 “

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.

American Heritage Girls’ Day of Service

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”

ST. Louis Crisis Nursery Hosts FREE Donation Day at LINC

       The St. Louis Crisis Nursery is hosting a Free Donation Day which will be held at LINC Care Center at 9 Love Park Lane in Wentzville MO FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH FROM 1:00-2:00 P.M. Crisis Nursery’s Family Empowerment Team warmly invite those in need to come and receive FREE gently used clothing, toys and household items for their family, which will be available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.
      Please RSVP by Wednesday, September 27th to Nicole at 314-229-1834. (Note: All children must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian to attend.)
      This Event is Generously Funded by CCRB. — In addition, anyone who would like to donate clothing, toys or household items for this event are requested to deliver them to LINC at 9 Love Park Lane in Wentzville by Thursday, September 28th.

Little Red Library

“LITTLE RED LIBRARY”…  have you seen it yet…at LINC??  It has been there for a few months but you may not have known that it is there for YOU!   Look for it near LINC’s front door (it was recently relocated from the back door; see picture below).  It still is waiting for finishing touches, but we want you to know the books are there now.  So, when you visit LINC,  take a book…or several; after reading return them for others to read.  Also  any books you may wish to donate in the Little Red Library for others to enjoy.    Continue reading “Little Red Library”