How to Get Help

P.O. Box 2141  Merced CA 95344     Help Line: 209.383.1265 ext 150

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Love INC of Greater Merced

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Items

We Need

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  • - ITEMS WE DO NOT ACCEPT -

    • Car Seats

    • Waterbeds

    • Outdoor Furniture (except July - October)

    • Building supplies

    • Cribs

    • Medical Equipment

    • Clothing

         * To donate clothing, contact Lifeline

  • Furniture and Appliances

    • Twin, Full, Queen, and King Bed Frames, Mattresses, Box Springs, Beds (please no stains or tears)

    • Bunk Bed Sets

    • Kitchen / Dining tables / Chairs

    • Dressers / Chests of Drawers / Night Stands

    • Sofas / Loveseats / Futons

    • Armchairs / Recliners / Rockers

    • Coffee Tables / End Tables

    • Washer / Dryer

    • Refrigerators

    • Freestanding Oven Range

    • Lamps – Table or Floor

     

    ALL DONATIONS SHOULD BE IN GOOD TO EXCELLENT CONDITION

    • Upholstered furniture should be free of any tears, stains or excessive fading

    • Wooden items should not have excessive watermarks/discoloration, missing hardware/parts

    • All donations must be free of mildew, mold and pet stains, and pet hair

  • Office Supplies/Housekeeping Items

    • Bottled Water

    • Copy Paper

    • Cardstock Paper

    • Cleaning Supplies

    • Coffee/Coffee Filters

    • Envelopes Sizes 6 and 10

    • Kleenex

    • Dish or Hand Soap

    • Mailing Labels

    • Postage Stamps

    • Post-Its

    • Toner Cartridges

  • Other Items

    • Yard Equipment and Supplies (lawnmowers, rakes, hoses, etc.)

    • Pots & Pans

    • Sets of Dishes

    • Strollers

    • Baby Formula

    • Diapers

    • Sheets, linens and towel sets

If you have a donation, please contact 209-383-7034 xt.140, or furniture@loveincmerced.com to arrange for your item(s) to be picked-up.

 We do not accept all items.  Please see below for further details.

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  • SEASONAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

    February/March:

     

    -Dinner Auction

    Procure auction items, set-up, clean-up, ticket sales, banking, promotions, etc.

     

    July-Sept:

     

    -Back-to-School

    Pencils, backpacks, shoes and more are needed for children grades K-12.

     

    -Change a Life Campaign

    Help stuff and organize coin banks, count change, etc.

     

    November:

     

    -Annual Rummage Sale

    Collect, organize and help price-items, Organize, collect and sell baked goods,

    snacks and drinks, cashiers, helpers, set-up and clean-up.

     

    Holiday Season Programs:

     

    -Thanksgiving/Christmas

    Help organize gift & food baskets, deliver items to families, etc.

  • ONGOING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

    Clearinghouse Volunteer

    Conduct phone interviews with people requesting assistance.

    M -Th 9am -12pm or 1:30 - 3:30pm

     

     

    Office Assistants

    Mailings, light typing, spreadsheets, data entry, etc.

    M -Th 9am -12pm or 1-4pm

     

     

    Love Plus Assistant

    Help coordinate program logistics, prepare materials, manage contact information

    2-4 hours/week

     

     

    Warehouse Worker / Furniture Delivery Person

    Pick up and deliver furniture to clients.

    Varies depending on availability

     

     

    Drivers

    Drive people to doctor appointments Love Plus classes, court appointments, etc.

    Varies

     

     

    Love Plus Mentor

    Mentor Love Plus Program participants.

    6:30-8:30pm Wednesdays in Fall and Spring

     

     

    Prayer Coordinator

    Coordinate prayer teams at local churches to pray for Love INC and the community.

    Varies

  • OTHER SKILL-BASED VOLUNTEER NEEDS

    Volunteer Leadership Board members, event or program team leaders

    Bookkeeper Assist with light bookkeeping activities

    House-cleaning Assist with light housecleaning (once per month)

  • Volunteer for Love INC

  • Mentor for Love Plus

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