GAP Ministries

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Join the heart of our mission and volunteer your time and talents to our community. Let’s have a mission trip in Cape Girardeau!

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GAP Ministries are meant to meet needs that are not currently or sufficiently being met by agencies, government entities, or churches. Each ministry fills a “gap” in community services by focusing on a particular need.

*Each person that receives aid from any of Love INC's GAP Ministries goes through a screening process. For aid from a GAP Ministry or to donate, please call Love INC at (573) 334-5055.

Love INC of Southeast Missouri's ministries include:

Elementary School Children's Clothes

  • Westminster Presbyterian Church; The Fish and Cross church
  • Open first three Tuesdays of the month from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm for donations and 4th Saturday for clients to shop.
  • Donations will be new or gently used children’s clothing 5T to size 16.  No Used Underwear accepted.  All coats to be donated to Salvation Army. Boots and shoes accepted. 

God's Little Ones (GLO)

  • 1st General Baptist Church
  • A children’s clothing closet that provides clothing for children, sizes newborn to 5T, in foster care and families experiencing need.  
  • As available, closet also provides donated baby equipment.  
  • Voucher referral system.  
  • Maximum of 4 visits per year

MACC Baby

  • Mount Auburn Christian Church
  • Ministry for expecting moms or moms with newborns
  • Need small items that moms need to start out with
  • Ministry volunteer will deliver to homes or arrange to meet mom

Moms to Moms

  • 1st General Baptist
  • Baby Pack 'n' Plays and sheets to families with newborns
  • Limited to a one-time referral

CHAMPS Cleaning Hygiene and Medical Products

  • City Church
  • Cleaning, laundry, personal hygiene, and some medical items
  • Items that can't be purchased with food stamps
  • Limited to annual usage

The Hope Chest Linen Closet

  • Cape Community Church
  • Towels, blankets, sheets, new pillows for families who have experienced a crisis. 

Kitchen Ministry

  • Immaculate Conception Church (St. Ann's Women's Group)
  • Dishes, pots & pans, glasses, utensils, small appliances, etc. to families who have experienced a crisis.

Wrapped in His Love

  • La Croix Church
  • New quilts to disaster victims and Habitat for Humanity homeowners

Transportation Assistance

  • Volunteers from various churches
  • Usually through a senior services grant
  • Provides individuals with no transportation means a way to get to necessary places, such as doctor appointments and grocery stores

Minor Auto Repairs

  • La Croix Church - local business volunteers
  • For families with limited finances; must be employed with a valid driver's license, registration and insurance
  • Individuals may have to contribute for parts if not donated

Minor Home Repairs

  • Volunteers from various churches
  • Usually through a senior services grant
  • For families with limited finances; homeowners only
  • Homeowners may have to contribute the parts if not donated

Work Shoe Closet

  • Mt. Auburn Christian Church
  • Steel-toe work boots or other specialized work shoes (running, restaurant, etc.) to people with limited resources with secure employment.
  • Voucher referral system

Gas Vouchers

  • Cape First Church
  • Gas vouchers to individuals who are employed with a valid driver's license, registration and insurance
  • Others reviewed on a case-by-case basis
Offering a Hand Up to People in Need