Love In Deed has a home

Last June Love In Deed was able to move into a community center, East Olive Community Center, located in St. John’s. This has been a great benefit for us to service our community by allowing foster families to come shop for what they need. Thanks to East Olive Community Center for allowing us run our operation from there.

East Olive Community Center

Spring 2018 Update

2018 should be a year of progress. Our minimum goal for the building fund has been achieved. We are now in the process of attaining permission from the local government to build on the proposed site. We will also be hosting the second annual Squirt Gun 5k Fun Run on July 27th. The support from our local communities continues to be generous. Thank you to all that have helped our cause.

Support Group

Fostering Hoping is a foster and adoptive parents support group focused on connecting families who are going through this journey and providing an outlet to learn, support and encourage each other. If interested in joining please go to the connect page and fill out the online form.

Training Opportunity

Title: I Don’t Want To! Getting Along With Birth Parents

Presented by: Melissa Buck, STVCC foster parent

Our relationship with the birth parents is a key part of the fostering parenting process. Maintaining an appropriate relationship with birth parents is part of loving and caring for our placements. It's difficult and messy and we're not always jumping for joy over it; but the benefits outweigh our we need to learn how to get on board!

Join us Sunday, April 24th from 1:00p.m. - 3:00p.m.                                                                                               at Faith Church 2300 Lake Lansing Rd. Lansing 48912

Please RSVP at: by April 20th

Please include number of adults and number and ages of children. Childcare is available for $3/child.

New Year and New Growth

What a great start to a new year! This month we have seen our pathway begin to unfold. Agencies are referring families our way, this website and social media have generated requests for services, and we may have an opportunity that allows us to begin providing basic comfort items and clothing to children nearly immediately after they are removed from some undesirable situations. During this past week alone, we served five families.

We  have also been the recipient of generous support from our community, and multiple organizations with a presence here. In appreciation of that generosity, we have created a list on this site to publicly acknowledge those organizations. A button located at the bottom of our "How You Can Help" page  will bring up our initial list of supporters. In the future we hope to add more names to that list and find a more prominent way to display our appreciation. If you have given in any way, and would like your name to appear on our list of donors, please send us a message and let us know. We would be happy to add your name to the list.

Thank you again for the support, and please feel free to contact us if you would like to help in any way. We are currently in short supply of baby items like blankets, diapers, and wipes. We also need new socks and underwear in all kids sizes, and size 5-7 pants for both boys and girls.  

Progress Continues

We are grateful to those who have already contributed to our cause. This week our website has added functionality that should make it better. Automated contact forms should make it easier to contact us for any reason, and we now have the ability to securely accept credit card donations. Please feel free to contact us with any comments or suggestions for this site. We are always looking for opportunities to improve.


Love In Deed, Inc.  began to fulfill its mission in September of 2015. Thanks to generous contributions from our local communities, we have been able to supply clothes, bedding and backpacks for six children in foster care. We are still in need of some space to operate in.