“Loads of Love” Laundry and Paper Goods Ministry
This program was started in 2019 to distribute items typically not available in food pantries to those that need them. We provide laundry soap, toilet paper, paper towels, toothpaste and toothbrushes, soap, shampoo/conditioner and deodorant to as many households as we can with each event. The need continues to be great in our community.
This ministry is successful because of significant support by the members of Lord of Love. We thank everyone who has donated money, supplies, or time for this program.
Next Loads of Love event – March 12, 2022 beginning at 9AM
The event will be held inside the building, limiting the number of consumers to 20 at a time.
Everyone is required to wear a mask.
Volunteers are needed to help direct people into the church building, register the consumer’s family size and zip code, walk with the consumer as they obtain the items and then out to their vehicle, and volunteers to stand behind tables and restock items will be needed.
Volunteers should arrive at least 1 hour before the start of the event.
Please signup using this form, or let Kathy Christiansen or Paula Foster know you would like to help.
Volunteering for Loads of Love also counts as service hours on our 50th anniversary service hours project.
Financial gifts in support of this program are always appreciated.
The most recent Loads of Love event was November 6, 2021. Volunteers helped fill bags on October 30.
There was an overwhelming level of need shown this day. Distribution was forced to begin early due to traffic concerns. 200 bags of goods were distributed as well as many bundles of diapers and wipes.
Saturday, June 26, 2021 – 196 bags distributed!
On June 19, 12 volunteers packed almost 200 bags in 40 minutes. Each bag contained a roll of paper towels, 4 rolls of toilet paper, a bottle of shampoo/conditioner, a bag of laundry pods, a tube of toothpaste, a toothbrush, deodorant, a bar of soap and a soap sack (a crocheted bag that doubles as a washcloth with a bar of soap inside; very thoughtfully made by Julie Concannon).
An overcast and drizzly morning did not deter the 19 volunteers helping with distribution. Cars lined up along the south driveway and into the neighborhood by 7am for the 9am event. Beginning about 8:30am, 196 bags were distributed helping meet the needs of 859 of our neighbors. A pack of diapers and baby wipes were given to young mothers with that need.
Saturday, March 6, 2021 – Over 600 served!
This was the first event of the year. On February 20th, 14 volunteers packed 150 bags with laundry soap, toilet paper, paper towels, toothpaste and toothbrushes, a soap sac, shampoo/conditioner and deodorant. On March 6th our 17 volunteers distributed 153 bags within 45 minutes helping approximately 625 individuals! Many more cars remained in line when we ran out of bags.