by Jeff Pederson
for The Beacon
As it prepares to mark the conclusion of its sixth year of service in the local community and celebrate February as the month of love, Love INC of Sheboygan County is set to rejoice in all things “love,” during its third annual Love In February event.
Love in February will showcase 10 Sheboygan County businesses, which will be donating a percentage of sales on selected days to support Love INC of Sheboygan County.
Board & Brush Creative Studio, located at 528 North Eighth St. in Sheboygan, will support Love INC by donating 10 percent of online sales during the week of Feb. 1 and 10 percent of in-store sales on Sunday, Feb. 7.
Also stepping up to lend a helping hand to the third Love in February event for a full week are Corner Studio Jewelers, 222 Pine St. in Sheboygan Falls, during the week of Feb. 8 (10 percent of sales), Miesfeld’s Triangle Market, 4811 Venture Drive in Sheboygan, during the week of Feb. 8 (matching donation collection up to $1,000) and K Lorraine Salon.Spa.Boutique.Wellnes, 202 Pine St. in Sheboygan Falls, during the week of Feb. 22 (10 percent of product and spa sales),
Other business supporting the Love INC of Sheboygan County mission through Love in February on selected days are Mainstream Boutique, 723 North Eighth St. in Sheboygan, Thursday, Feb. 4 (10 percent of sales); Olivu 426, 502 North Eighth St. in Sheboygan, Wednesday, Feb. 10 (10 percent of sales); River Park Family Restaurant, 813 Monroe St. in Sheboygan Falls, Wednesday, Feb. 10 (10 percent of sales); Firehouse Pizza, 109 Maple St. in Sheboygan Falls, Thursday, Feb. 11 (10 percent of sales); Blattner’s Piggly Wiggly, 1166 Fond du Lac. Ave. in Sheboygan Falls, Saturday, Feb. 20 (1 percent of sales), Pizza Ranch, 944 Center Ave. in Oostburg, Tuesday, Feb. 23 (10 percent of sales), Pizza Ranch, 3518 Kohler Memorial Drive in Sheboygan, Wednesday, Feb. 24 (10 percent of sales) and Odyssey Fun Center, 100 Hamann Drive in Sheboygan Falls, Sunday, Feb. 28 (10 percent of sales with mention of Love INC).
“Love INC is very excited to partner with several local businesses in order to encourage others to shop local,” while supporting the Love INC movement,” Love INC of Sheboygan County Executive Director Tandra Sbrocco said. “We are celebrating Love INC throughout the month of February in commemoration of our anniversary date on February 15th.”
Board & Brush Creative Studio owner Jodi Lamers is pleased to have the opportunity to assist the Love INC cause, during the challenging times brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Love INC is a much-needed non-profit in our community,” Lamers said. “We all struggle from time to time and the need is even bigger now, so when the opportunity came to partner with Love INC, I felt it was time to go big because it’s been such a hard 10 months for everyone.
“We are donating 10 percent of all our sales on the website from February 1st until February 7th and we are offering walk-in ‘make and take’ and ‘grab and go’ kits, as well as seasonal sign sale at the studio on February 7th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., which we will also give 10 percent of all sales to Love INC,” she said. “We want to do our part in helping to community get back on their feet, after the trying year we have all had.”
Miesfeld’s Triangle Market, which has earned a strong reputation among Wisconsin grocers, restaurants and customers over the past 80 years as a premier one-stop source for top-quality meats, is pleased to support Love INC’s Love in February event in 2021.
“We’ve continued to support Love INC because the services it provides the community fall in line with our very own pillars,” Miesfeld’s Triangle Market Local Store Marking Lead Jacob Philipps said. “A community is only as strong as the organizations and partnerships within it, and we’re very excited to work together to strengthen the Sheboygan community.”
Sbrocco has been pleased with the willingness of businesses located throughout Sheboygan County to support the newly renamed Love in February event, which was formally known as Falls in Love.
“Love INC of Sheboygan County invites our community to participate in our upcoming event, Love in February,” Sbrocco said. “We are overwhelmed with joy and love due to the generosity and support of our local business community. Now, we want to show support for the local businesses in Sheboygan County and encourage everyone to shop local.
“As such, Love INC is partnering with several storefronts throughout the month of February,” she said. “We are encouraging everyone to ‘spread the love’ to these fine establishments and in return Love INC of Sheboygan County will receive a portion of their sales.”
Love INC, which moved its office from Sheboygan to 807 Forest Ave. in Sheboygan Falls in August 2018, offers an opportunity for community members to connect with caring individuals who model Christian beliefs through all interactions.
Proceeds from the Love in February fundraiser will benefit and support Love INC of Sheboygan County’s Clearinghouse Ministry, Gap Ministries and Transformational Ministry programs.
“Love INC of Sheboygan County is celebrating six years of God’s blessings this year, and we want to thank everyone for their generosity,” Sbrocco said. “We are honored to be working alongside our local churches, community agencies, businesses and individuals as we collectively impact lives to truly thrive and transform. We look forward to engaging even more with our community in the coming years.”
For more information on Love in February and Love INC of Sheboygan County, contact Tandra Sbrocco at 920-783-6705, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.loveincsheboygancounty.org