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Why give to Love Chapel?

Love Chapel operates entirely on donations, and our work reaches one out of every ten people in Bartholomew County, which means that your generosity has a real, immediate impact on your neighbors.

By giving to Love Chapel, you are providing food, shelter, and financial assistance to those in need, all through a well-established model guided by safety protocols to ensure our system is not abused.

When you give to Love Chapel, you are supporting our friends in the community who are experiencing challenging seasons through:

Love Chapel Foundation

The Love Chapel Foundation is a special fund created to support the long-term viability of our work. Unlike the day-to-day work of Love Chapel, the foundation exists to develop and fund new programs, provide resources for new equipment, and serve as emergency funding in the event of a community-affecting disaster.
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How you can give


Giving financially may be the quickest, most convenient way to donate. To continue the work that we do, Love Chapel accepts cash, check, or card donations to further the impact of Love Chapel.


If Love Chapel has made a lasting impact on you that you'd like to pay forward, legacy giving may be for you. Extending the life of Love Chapel with a generational impact is possible through legacy giving.


Love Chapel is built on the generosity of others, and we value the ways you donate items such as food, clothing, and other supplies. If you have questions about which items are included in in-kind giving, please reach out to Janice Kotnik (


At Love Chapel, we believe in the importance of honoring others. Tribute giving is the perfect way to honor, recognize, and celebrate a loved one.  


Donating stock saves you both capital gains taxes and income taxes, allowing for these tax savings to stretch your giving. At Love Chapel, we accept stock donations to maximize your generous impact.


If you're interested in donating in ways that aren't listed, please reach out to us. We'd love to help you find different ways to give. 
Care for our community today through a gift to Love Chapel.


Who should I send a check to?

Checks may be mailed or dropped off at 311 Center Street, Columbus, IN 47201.

I want to donate food. What do you need?

Due to the volume of people we serve at the food pantry, there are very few bad donations. Dry goods are always needed, such as cereal, rice, beans, peanut butter, pasta, and pasta sauce, but we also need canned and fresh fruit and vegetables.

Food donations may be dropped off at 292 Center Street, Columbus.

Do you accept deer or other types of meat?

Yes, as long as it has been processed by an approved processor.

What items can I donate to Brighter Days housing?

We always need trial-sized personal hygiene items, as well as new or gently used coats, gloves, underwear, and socks.

Non-food donations may be dropped off at 311 Center Street, Columbus. Do not drop off any donations at Brighter Days Housing.

Can I donate furniture or appliances?

No, we encourage you to donate those to Orphan Grain Train instead.

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Still have questions?
Janice Kotnik
Operations Director

(812) 372-9421

311 Center St
Columbus, IN 47201

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(812) 372-9421

292 Center St
Columbus, IN 47201

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(812) 344-4512

421 S. Mapleton St.
Columbus, IN 47203

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(812) 372-9421

311 Center St.
Columbus, IN 47201

Open Mon-Fri:
Closed Sat & Sun
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