Answering The Call

Campaign Created by: Kimbra Shaw

Goal : USD $9,300
Raised : USD $ 81

Love INC hosted their 8th annual fundraising event, The Calling, on Friday, February, 24th. We had over 200 community members in attendance for the dessert auction. One of the highlights of the night was the debut of "Isabel's Story".  Isabel was happy, successful and starting a new family.  An abusive relationship clouded her judgement.  Drugs escalated the issue and Isabel lost everything; her job, her freedom, her daughter.  In her recovery, she found Love INC and the Abundant Living program.  Hear her amazing story of God’s love and redemptive compassion (see her story in the video). This was a successful evening and we want to extend the opportunity for additional donations to community members and organizations unable to attend.

The needs like Isabel’s continues to grow each year. Love INC is becoming a familiar name in our community and served about 1600 families in 2016. It fills our heart with joy to build relationships with new participants as churches and other community organizations refer more individuals to receive a hand up and not simply a hand out. We could not do what we do without the partnership of churches, community organizations, and community member donations.

This is your opportunity to assist our neighbors in need.  The growing need requires additional funding. Some of the needs being met through your donations are:
- Opening an Adult Clothing Closet offering everything from casual to career in all sizes
         “I’ve never felt so loved and cared for as I have shopping today! Thank you!”

- Making over 400 connections of Clients to the local church where true transformation takes root.
       “I had forgotten God but He didn’t forget me.  I’m going to church now, involved in a bible study and helping out in the church office.  I’m excited to see what God is doing!”

-  Investing Relationally: Going beyond budgeting classes to living out the love of Christ.
       “I found hope again because you care.  You don’t even know me, and you really care!”

-  Supporting and equipping the church to live out their vision in our community.
      Planning a Response was a great workshop that totally changed how we do benevolence.  Love INC helps us give and serve in ways that empower people to work through their needs.”

Aside from the dessert auction, our annual fundraising event, The Calling, we take the opportunity to provide information about our organization along with testimonials from participants. The video highlighted above is a graduate's testimony and are excited to share what we can do together for members in our community. This is only 1 of 1601 stories, the number of families served by Love INC in 2016. In partnership with 45 Boise area churches, and through the generosity of sponsors and donors, we were able to deliver over $118,000 in products and services and facilitated 1962 hours of training through the Abundant Living program.

We are growing! And we need your help! Here’s how you can help our community:

  • Please donate to Love INC.

  • Please pray for Love INC.

  • Please share this message with your circle of influence so we can all come together for our community members in need.

To learn more and support Love INC visit our website and follow us on Facebook.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us directly with any questions in facilitating this process for you. We thank you in advance for your support.

Kimbra Shaw
Executive Director
208-377-3502 ext 5
www.boiseloveinc.org

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March 19, 2017
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