On December 12-14, First Baptist Wentzville and the HOPE Food Pantry partnered with LINC for their annual Christmas Store. Individuals, retail stores, churches, Toys For Tots and community groups donated new unwrapped toys for boys and girls ranging in ages of birth to 18 years. Their generosity is much appreciated.
Families that had an emergency need were able to schedule an appointment for one of the three days for their own shopping experience. A Continue reading ““Share Your Love” Christmas Store”
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 children are all pre-school, but you wouldn’t have guessed it based on how well they remembered their parts, and delivered them to their entranced audience. The children were very entertaining and, oh so happy. They each shined like a bright little star— Job very well done indeed! Continue reading “A Delightful Christmas Play!”
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 “