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Love Week 2018

Monday, July 30, 5:00 PM - Saturday, August 4, 12:00 PM

Love week 2018 is right around the corner and we are so excited to reach our community with the love of Jesus! Love week will be taking place July 30-August 4 and we will be giving out FREE groceries, produce, clothing, books, hot dogs, sno cones, backpacks for school aged children and inflatable fun! This event is family friendly and we would love for your entire family to join us at any of the following locations: 

Monday, July 30 | 6-7:30pm
Centreville - Fairgrounds

Tuesday, July 31 | 6-7:30pm
Vicksburg - Sunset Lake Elementary

Wednesday, August 1 | 6-7:30pm
Parchment - Middle School

Thursday, August 2 | 6-7:30pm
Paw Paw - Tyler Field

Friday, August 3 | 6-7:30pm
Otsego - Dix Street Elementary School

Saturday, August 4 | 10am-noon
Kalamazoo - Mayor's Riverfront Park

*Backpacks are first come first serve & children must be present
*Grocery and backpack distribution are rain or shine events except in the case of severe weather

Get Involved

Every year as part of Love Week the VFC family comes together to impact lives all over Southwest Michigan. Here is how you can get involved with Love Week 2018:

Backpack Adoption

One of the main elements of Love Week is providing backpacks to children in need that are filled with school supplies. This year our goal is to provide 1,250 backpacks to kids all over Southwest Michigan. For just $15 you can provide a child with school supplies that they may not be able to afford otherwise. You can donate online or during service - just specify "Love Week" on the envelope!

Register to Serve at Love Week

There are opportunities to serve throughout the entire week. You can pack grocery bags ahead of time, distribute groceries at one of the locations, grill up hot dogs, face paint, and more. The entire family can get involved with giving back to our community. You can find all of the serving opportunities & times, and register to serve at the Love Week booth Sunday, July 22nd after both services!