LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF
INFORMATION ABOUT QUILTS AND KITS
Quilt & Kit Ministry
School Kits, Personal Care Kits, Fabric Kits, Baby Care Kits, and Quilts 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, in justice 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 (printable guides and videos) about contents and packing for all kits may be found on the Lutheran World Relief website (www.lwr.org). Printed copies of the 2022-2023 Quilt & Kit Ministry Guide can be ordered for free from the resource library or by calling 800-597-5972. The website also has a page summarizing where our various contributions were distributed last year. You can also order a poster for display.
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 items, schedule “assembly days” for fun and fellowship to put kits together, 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• 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 an Ingathering site) must include a copy of the 2022 Reporting Form
• Quilt & Kit Ingatherings will be held on August 26 and 27, 2022 at 7 locations throughout the Southeastern Synod
**Bulk soap and fleece-tied blankets are no longer accepted by Lutheran World Relief – soap is only included as an item in Personal Care Kits and Baby Care Kits**
*Watch for more details in The Southeastern Weaver, on the LWR Ingathering webpage, and on our website at www.seswelca.com.
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)
Checks should be made payable to SES WELCA and mailed to our synodical treasurer, Diana Palma, with a notation in the memo line LWR-Quilt & Kit Shipping Fund.
2022 INGATHERING SITES
Friday, August 26 and Saturday, August 27
2022 LWR Key Leader - Janice Hawkins
firstname.lastname@example.org or 770-712-6090
Friday and Saturday: 9 am – 12 noon
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Church Phone: 251-621-2968 (call coordinator))
8271 Whispering Pines, Daphne 36526
Site Coordinators: Tommie Morgan Phone: 251-591-1019 or 251-342-9337
Eileen Becker Phone: (cell) 251-454-5912 or (home) 251-666-1896
ALABAMA --Central—Call coordinator to drop off at church Aug 22-25 for truck loading on Friday (26th)
Shades Valley Lutheran Church Church Phone: 205-871-3512 (call coordinator)
720 Shades Creek Parkway, Birmingham 35209
Site Coordinators: Anne Scholl Phone: 770-403-0023
Kathryn Waters Phone: 205-967-8101 or 205-243-8038
Saturday: 9 am – 12 noon NO FRIDAY DROP-OFF
Messiah Lutheran Church Church Phone: 256-721-0041 (call coordinator)
7740 Hwy 72 West, Madison 35758
Site Coordinator: Rhonda Gaede Phone: 256-679-2931
Friday 8:30am – 1 pm and Saturday 8:30am-noon
Trinity Lutheran Church Church Phone: 770-972-4418 (call coordinator)
1826 Killian Hill Road, Lilburn 30047
Site Coordinator: Janice Hawkins Phone: 770-712-6090
Friday: 1 pm-5 pm Saturday: Drop-off by appointment-call Sandy Gibson at 912-658-0868
St. Johns Lutheran Church Church Phone: 912-826-5411 (call coordinator)
Highway 21 & 7th Street, Rincon 31326 - Address for GPS is: 301 N. Columbia Ave
Site Coordinators: Sandy Gibson Phone: (cell) 912-658-0868
Marty Hendrix Phone: (cell) 912-661-4122 or (home) 912-754-4860
Friday: 9 am–1 pm Saturday: Drop-off by appointment-call Joni at 615-584-9309
Saint Andrew Lutheran Church Church Phone: 615-794-1624-call church administrator
908 Murfreesboro Rd, Franklin 37064 to arrange time & place for truck
Site Coordinator: Joni Donegan Phone: 615-584-9309
Friday: 4-8 pm Saturday: 8:30 am – 11
Reformation Lutheran Church Church Phone: 423-638-4627 (call coordinator)
400 West Main St., Greeneville 37743
Site Coordinators: Mary Jane Gray Phone: (cell) 423-525-2177 or 423-972-1769
Barbara Richards Phone: 423-525-3254
PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST COMPLETE A 2022 LWR REPORTING FORM (ATTACHED BELOW) AND GIVE IT TO THE SITE COORDINATOR OR THE PERSON CHECKING YOU IN WHEN YOU ARRIVE. ALL SITES WILL BE FOLLOWING CDC & STATE COVID-19 GUIDELINES. IF POSSIBLE PLEASE BRING SOMEONE WHO IS ABLE TO HELP YOU UNLOAD YOUR ITEMS FROM YOUR VEHICLE.