LOVE INC OF STAUNTON WAYNESBORO AND AUGUSTA
124 MCPHEETERS RD, STAUNTON, VA 24401 www.loveincsaw.org

Total Revenue
$360,531
Total Expenses
$383,226
Net Assets
$115,722

Organizations Filed Purposes: FAITH-BASED SERVICES FOR THE NEEDY. MOBILIZING CHURCHES TO TRANSFORM LIVES AND COMMUNITIES.

LOVE INC THRIFT SHOPPE - ON AUGUST 28, 2017 WE OPENED A TRUE THRIFT SHOP IN THE TOWN OF STUARTS DRAFT, A THRIVING COMMUNITY WITHIN OUR SERVICE AREA. IT OPENED WITH 23 PART-TIME, DEDICATED VOLUNTEERS. TO ITS FORMAL NAME WE HAVE DELIBERATELY ADDED THE PHRASE "A GATHERING PLACE" TO EMPHASIZE THAT IT IS MORE THAN JUST A THRIFT SHOPPE. JUST LIKE OUR OTHER STORE (TREASURES FOR LOVE), WE ENVISIONED IT AS A WARM AND FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT FOR MODELING THE LOVE OF CHRIST TO ALL WHO ENTER, AS WELL AS AN EXCELLENT PLACE TO FIND BARGAINS ON A WIDE SPECTRUM OF DONATED GOODS. AS A RESULT, THE THRIFT SHOPPE VERY QUICKLY BECAME A PART OF THE THE WOVEN FABRIC OF THIS WARM AND FRIENDLY SMALL TOWN. THE THRIFT SHOOPE OPERATED 6 DAYS A WEEK FROM ALL DURING 2018, REQUIRING A TOTAL OF 4,338 VOLUNTEER HOURS, IN ADDITION TO A SMALL AMOUNT OF TIME FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR. THOUGH IT DID NOT PROVIDE ANY FUNDING FOR THE OVERALL MINISTRY IN 2017 IT BEGAN PROVIDING 3,500 PER MONTH FOR THIS PURPOSE IN JANUARY 2018, GROWING TO 7,500 PER MONTH MIDWAY THROUGH 2019. THE STORE HAS BEEN WELL-RECEIVED IN OUR SERVICE AREA, EVEN BEING VOTED BY THE COMMUNITY AS THE 1 THRIFT STORE IN THE AREA.

LOVING YOUR NEIGHBOR: IN THE FALL OF 2013, THE ORGANIZATION HELD IT'S FIRST CLASSES IN PERSONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT FOR RECIPIENTS OF SERVICES. THE GOAL IS TO HELP THEM LEARN TO MANAGE THEIR RESOURCES MORE EFFECTIVELY AND TO EVENTUALLY HELP THEM OVERCOME THE CIRCUMSTANCES THAT LED THEM TO SEEK ASSISTANCE. THE INSTRUCTION IS BIBLE-BASED, AND THE CLASSES ENABLED PARTICIPANTS TO ESTABLISH ONGOING RELATIONSHIPS WITH STAFF, VOLUNTEERS, AND CHURCHES. THIS ACTIVITY HAS BEEN HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL, GROWING FROM 6 PARTICIPANTS IN 2013 TO A TOTAL OF 90 IN 2018. PARTICIPANTS EARN VOUCHERS THAT ARE REDEEMABLE FOR GOODS AND SERVICES FOR PARTICIPATING AND FOR COMPLETING HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS. DURING 2018 THE PARTICIPANTS EARNED 1,776 SUCH VOUCHERS WITH A TOTAL VALUE OF APPROXIMATELY 21,600. 2018 COURSE OFFERINGS INCLUDED A BASIC NEW IMAGE CLASS, FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, ALPHA, PARENTING, AND HEALTH & WELLNESS. DURING 2018 WE ADDED A NEW CLASS ENTITLED "AFFIRMING POTENTIAL." WE WILL CONTINUE TO EXPAND THIS PROGRAM IN 2019 AND BEYOND. THE DEMAND HAS CONTINUED TO GROW. IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE CLASSES, VOLUNTEERS FROM 20 DIFFERENT CHURCHES PROVIDED DINNER EACH NIGHT (36 NIGHTS AT THREE LOCATIONS) TO ALL PARTICIPANTS, THEIR CHILDREN, ALL STAFF, VOLUNTEERS, AND GUESTS. DURING 2017 WE ADDED A SATELITE CLASS LOCATION FOR OUR LOVING YOUR NEIGHBOR PROGRAM WHICH WAS USED DURING PART OF 2018. THIS ADDITIONAL LOCATION IS DEDICATED TO OFFERING AND TEACHING OUR NEW IMAGE CLASSES, THE BEGINNING POINT IN THE CLASS OFFERINGS TO OUR NEIGHBORS. THIS LOCATION PROVIDES THE SAME PROGRAMMING BENEFITS THAT OUR ORIGINAL LOCATION HAS OFFERED, SUCH AS THE MEALS, CHILDRENS' EDUCATION, AND THE VOUCHER PROGRAM (AS DESCRIBED IN THE PARAGRAPH ABOVE).

NEIGHBORS IN NEED: OUR ORGANIZATION PARTNERS WITH LOCAL CHURCHES BY FILLING GAPS IN COMMUNITY SERVICES. IN 2018, WE PERFORMED INTAKES FOR 202 FAMILIES, UTILIZING 8,120 DOCUMENTED PHONE CALLS (INCOMING AND OUTGOING) AND MAKING 432 TRIPS TO PICK UP / DELIVER DONATED GOODS SUCH AS FURNITURE, CLOTHING, HOUSEHOLD SUPPLIES, PAPER GOODS, PERSONAL HYGIENE ITEMS, ETC. AFTER ASSESSING AND QUALIFYING NEEDS, WE MAY ALSO REFER PARTICIPANTS TO OTHER AGENCIES FOR SERVICES.

Executives Listed on Filing

Total Salary includes financial earnings, benefits, and all related organization earnings listed on tax filing

NameTitleHours Per WeekTotal Salary
Debrah RamseyEXECUTIVE DI32$37,811
William RobertsBOARD MEMBER32$37,251
Rande' FritzSECRETARY32$22,464
Stephen J CampbellTREASURER0$0
Rick RichardsCHAIRMAN0$0
Chris PuliceBOARD MEMBER0$0
Shane LillyBOARD MEMBER0$0
Timothy HarrisonBOARD MEMBER0$0
Gail SpearsBOARD MEMBER0$0
Jim ChappellBOARD MEMBER0$0
Jim BunyardBOARD MEMBER0$0
Joanne ShirleyBOARD MEMBER0$0
Gail WolcottBOARD MEMBER0$0

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