LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF
School Kits, Personal Care Kits, Fabric Kits, Baby Care Kits, Mission Quilts, Fleece Tied Blankets, soap and more…..are small gestures with a Spirit-inspired impact. Women of the ELCA’s annual contributions make us part of Lutheran World Relief’s broad focus: a world where all people live in justice, dignity, and peace….working to end poverty, injustice and human suffering. Through participating in LWR Quilt & Kit Ministry, we put our faith into action, stretching hearts and hands across the ocean to people in need.
Information on the contents of and packing instructions for all kits may be found on the LWR website (www.lwr.org). A printed copy of the updated brochure is available by phone at 800.597.5972. The website also has a page summarizing where our various contributions were distributed last year. Do you want to know where your quilts and kits go? Go onto the LWR website www.lwr.org/tracker and learn how to barcode your boxes! Follow the journey of your gifts of love as they make their way around the world.
Be creative! Challenge circles and Sunday School classes to compete to donate the most of one kind of kit or soap, schedule “assembly days” for fun and fellowship to put kits together, distribute empty school bags to the congregation with a list of needed contents, share quilt & kit shopping lists with friends, civic clubs and other organizations, ask about the possibility of merchant discounts for bulk supplies.
Reminders about details
--Quilts, Personal Care Kits, and School Kits are the most needed;
--soap should be bath size (4-5 oz) and must be in its original wrapper;
--each type of kit or quilts must be boxed separately and clearly labeled;
--maximum weight per box is 40 pounds…..less is better for spinal health!
--absolutely no plastic or paper bags;
--your church’s donations (delivered to a collection site) must include a copy of the
2016 Reporting Form
--Quilt & Kit Ingatherings will be held on Aug 26/27, 2016 at 7 locations throughout the
Quilt & Kit Shipping Fund
Contributing toward shipping may be a simpler way for some women to participate. Estimated costs of shipping a single kit range from $1.00 (fabric kit) to $2.65 (personal care kit). Shipping for one 18-pound carton of soap is $11.60. Checks should be made payable to Southeastern Synod Women of the ELCA with a notation in the memo line “LWR-Quilt & Kit Shipping Fund”. Send your contribution to our synodical treasurer, Dian Luffman, 5131 Ashley Drive, Nashville, TN 37211.
Additional ways to support LWR Goals
Other options are to purchase and share information about LWR Fair Trade coffee and chocolate or items available through the handicraft project. Details about each of these opportunities are on the website.
Watch the website for information on the 2017 Drop-Off dates, locations, and times