On September 4th of 2012 LOVE INC OF TINLEY PARK opened its clearinghouse, (the foundation of Love INC.) Through this clearinghouse, Love INC of Tinley Park has received requests for help, screened the requests for the extent of need and legitimacy, and referred them to a local church ministry, church volunteer, or community agency. We also empower, equip and train our partner churches to have their own services to the community called "gap ministries" Gap ministries develop when local help agencies and ministries collaborate about needs that remain unmet in our communities. Love INC in turn, works with area churches and volunteers to meet those needs. Regardless of the method used, we follow up to ensure the needs were met and to offer spiritual support.
Requests such as assistance for the elderly, food, toiletry items, gasoline, assistance in budgeting, furniture, and helping the homeless come from our neighbors in need. These needs have inspired us to open up Aslan's Wardrobe - a ministry that gives free coats to adults experiencing hardship, our Personal Care Pantry (toiletry items), and our Beds & Blessings ministry which provides linens and bunk beds to families that have been displaced by disaster or crisis. In addition, our new Fresh Start Kits consisting of dishes, glasses,silverware and other household items are collected and delivered to families in need. Our church volunteers also deliver furniture and teach Transformational Life Classes (TLC) in order to empower those in need to break through their difficulties and experience the abundant life Christ promises.
Current Board Members Serving
- President: Rick Rogers
- Acting Secretary - Dr. Diane Jones
- Treasurer - Ryan Bergeron
- Debbie Nottleman
- Linda Rundle
- Angelique Warner
Executive Director Kim Sullivan has been with the Tinley Park Love INC since they opened their doors to the community in 2012. Raised in the Salvation Army, Kim has found herself in Christian service working for churches in various capacities and leading discipleship groups. Church history has always been one of her interests and she is honored to work interdenominationally to meet needs in the Tinley/Orland area. If you are interested in having Kim or one of the board members coming to speak at a church or organization function, please feel free to call the Love INC offices at (708)444-2013 ex. 100 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org