Love Inc.Community Center100% Local
480 S. Pine St.
Burlington , WI 53105 (view map)
Love, Inc. is a 501c(3) non-profit organization with over 40 different programs dedicated to helping families and individuals live better, more productive lives. That dedication takes an active and sustained commitment from the community. Each year Love, Inc. provides over a half a million dollars in goods and services to those in need.
Originating in 1983 by various community members, Love, Inc. has played a vital role in helping local area families find the resources they need to cope with economic and emotional hardships.
Our Mission Statement: Love, Inc. is a network of churches and individuals working together with the community to identify, assess and provide for the needs of families and individuals and direct them to the appropriate resources.
Our goal is to help families and individuals help themselves.
The Universe of Love, Inc.
A resource document entitled The Universe of Love, Inc. provides an overview of the programs, collaborating programs and stores of Love, Inc. For easy access to this information, please click the following link: Universe of Love, Inc.
Love, Inc. – Free Informational DVD
We have an informational DVD describing the mission of Love, Inc. as we look to the future to expand and grow to make a greater impact on those around us in the community. To request a free DVD, contact Bill Schoessling, Executive Director at [email protected] or 262-763-6226 with your mailing address.
Click on Love, Inc. – Free Informational DVD for more details.
Love, Inc. makes decisions that will reduce the negative impact on our environment. In 2008 alone we recycled over 292 tons of recyclable material. These items include clothing, shoes, metals and cardboard. The funds are then used to help support our mission. It doesn’t need to be an “either or” situation, we do both.
Love, Inc.s’ green efforts include:
- reusing plastic bags from donations in the retail stores to reduce waste.
- buttons from old clothes are used to make craft jars for sale in the retail stores.
- rags are made out of old clothes unsuitable for resale.
- recycling cloths, cardboard , paper, metal and wire.
- and our largest effort is making donated merchandise available for resale at greatly reduced costs.
Information and Referral
The staff at Love, Inc. provides information and referral services to over 25 clients per day. The staff helps individuals and families identify, understand and navigate through the human service system within our community.
We sell everything for newborn through teen years including furniture, toys, books, videos and clothing.
Monday through Friday, churches, families and groups in our community take turns preparing nutritious meals and provide fellowship for anyone with an appetite. This program serves over 10,000 meals annually.
Sexual Assault Services
This program provides a counseling program to assist sexual assault and abuse victims. This program is a collaboration with Lutheran Social Services.
Contact: Vicki 262-763-6226
Contact our 24-hour crisis line at 262-637-SAFE (7233) – (collect calls are accepted) or at our website at www.sasoflss.org. You may call the crisis line anonymously for assistance.
Donations of items from our community friends are sorted and sold in our five stores. This revenue provides 65% of our annual budget and allows us to provide clothing and household goods to those in need.
Building and Donation Center
Our Building is our biggest program. It is the facility that provides a place for everything to happen. Our donation center receives, sorts and stores clothing, furniture, books and miscellaneous merchandise which is ultimately sold in one of our five stores. Many of the employees in our buildings are in fact clients who may not be employable elsewhere. The building provides offices and a meeting place for all of our programs. Without the building and donation centers Love, Inc. would not exist.
Family Violence Advocacy
Crisis intervention, advocacy, education and prevention of domestic violence in Western Racine County.
Love, Inc. provides referral and interpreter services every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. This program is offered through the Western Racine County Health Department and Catholic Charities.
Please call 262-763-6226 x61 and ask for assistance.
Throughout the year we have support and education groups that deal with a variety of issues. Some of these include parenting, drug addiction, anger management or financial literacy.
Call Love, Inc. for information 262-763-6226
Volunteers at Love, Inc. make up the foundation on which we run. Approximately 120 a month and 400 different volunteers a year. Volunteers consist of men, women and high school students in need of community service learning hours, physically and mentally challenged individuals, retirees and families. Volunteers also staff the committees that run our organization. The board of directors is made up of 19 volunteers.
Download a PDF of the Volunteer Application
This program is run in collaboration with Big Brothers and Big Sister of Racine and Kenosha Counties. We help provide both the big brother and big sister and the littles who are looking for help. The idea is to match adult and high school age mentors with littles who have similar hobbies and interest. This program is very rewarding.