Human care includes everything we do as individuals or as an organization that demonstrates the love of Jesus to others.
Our Mission is Service: firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here for more information and a memo to distribute to all churches, societies and groups who prepare quilts and kits for Lutheran World Relief.
Yes, baby care kits still need soap.
Yes, personal care kits still need soap.
LWR will stop accepting BULK-soap. Bulk soap is the soap that is not part of a kit.
Recently there have been fewer requests for bulk-soap by our partners. In 2019 there were no requests for bulk-soap. Many partners are sourcing soap within their country, which is good for local economies. Considering the reduced requests, we will stop collecting BULK-Soap. There will still be soap included in personal care kits and baby care kits, but we will discontinue BULK-soap collection. We know many of you have already collected bulk-soap and we ask that you donate that soap to local organizations and shelters that can utilize it immediately.
All fleece blankets will be accepted at our ingathering. LWR will be working with partners to distribute them locally. LWR has received information that fleece causes environmental concerns, so they will discontinue the collection of fleece blankets in 2021. Please do not continue to tie fleece blankets for LWR. If your fleece blankets can be distributed locally to women’s shelters, hospitals, nursing homes, etc., please do so. If not, we will accept them this fall, but not in 2021.
|Area Served||Southeast portion of
SE ELCA Synod
|Del Rio, Kerrville,
Austin, Victoria and
points south, including
SW ELCA Synod
|Temple to Lufkin and
points north & west,
including North Texas
April 13, 2020
April 15, 2020
April 18, 2020
|Times||7 a.m. – 5 p.m.||8 a.m. – 3 p.m.||9 a.m. – 3 p.m.|
|Texas Lutheran University
Student Activity Center at Jackson Park
|Address||14423 West Road
Houston, TX 77041
|842 Fleming Street
Seguin, TX 78155
|1801 W. Plano Pkwy
Plano, TX 75075
(on drop-off days)
|Site Chairman||Sandy Miller
Here are a few pointers about saving stamps:
• Buy and use commemorative stamps, since they are worth more than common stamps.
• Save all cancelled stamps.
• Place stamps on envelope in the upper right hand corner, allowing 1/4 inch from each edge.
• Stamps need not be trimmed or removed from envelopes.
• IF trimming from envelopes, leave at least 1/4 inch around stamp. Sorting into categories or weighing is not necessary. Do not soak off!
During the 2016-2018 biennium, $8670 was donated to the LWR Quilt and Kit Shipping Fund from the Stamporee.
Orphan Grain Train is a 501c3 Nonprofit Christian volunteer network that shares personal and material resources with needy people in America and around the world. Grain Train volunteers gather donations of clothing, medical supplies, food, Christian literature, and other aid to meet real needs. The Orphan Grain Train movement is a loving response to Jesus Christ’s example as a servant and His love for us. For more information visit their website, ogt.org.
For a complete list of items to donate or to donate monetarily, go to www.ogt.org/donate.
Collection sites in Texas:
OGT Highland Lakes of Texas (Genesis Lutheran Church)
15946 Hwy 29
Buchanan Dam, TX
Bring donations Tuesday mornings 9 am–noon
Contacts: Myrna Choitz at OGT-HLTX@Outlook.com or call Byron 512-755-4703
Volunteers are needed on Thursdays to sort and pack items.
Trinity Klein Lutheran Church
5201 Spring Cypress Rd.
Bring donations during church office hours, Monday – Friday 8 am – 4:30 pm
Contacts: Jennifer Kiel, email@example.com or Neville Symons, firstname.lastname@example.org, 281-376-5773
Both locations accept donations all year long.
PLANO - Lutheran World Relief Ingathering at Messiah Lutheran Church, Plano reports 1,638 boxes were shipped on Saturday, April 27. Priscella Reid, Site Chairman, thanks everyone who sewed, gathered, packed and helped us Saturday. A special thank you to the Faith Lutheran High School students for participating with energy, joy and even song on Saturday. We thank Triton (comfort dog) for stopping by as well. To God be the Glory for a very successful event.