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.
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!