Baby Care Kits
We are gathering items that go into Baby Care Kits which LWR distributes around the world. You are invited to help gather items that make up those kits. Some items need to be new and others can be used as long as they are in good condition and without stains. Below is a list of items that are most needed.
- T-shirts, light weight (6-24 mos). No onesies
- Sleepers or sleep sets without feet (18-24 mos.)
- Hand towels – must be new. Dark colors preferred
- Diapers – must be new. Flat-fold preferred
Leave your donated items in the Baby Care Kit basket under the bulletin board in the Commons where there is also a full list of items needed. Our goal is to assemble at least 50 kits at the end of April or early May. For questions or more information contact Barb Eaves, email@example.com
We Delivered 105 Personal Care Kits to LWR in March!
Quilts awaiting processing, and white bundles of kits and supplies ready for shipping.
These darling infant and toddler sweaters, knit by St. John’s Women, will be part of the LWR baby care kits, or be sent to World Vision, Knit for Kids, depending on where they are most needed.
Our Quilters! This was the first time we set up 4 quilting tables. We had eight people tying and pinning the quilts. We got 11 quilts ready in one morning.
GLOBAL HEALTH MINISTRIES
In April 2021, five of us met to pack forty eight hospice kits for Global Health Ministries. Elizabeth Bade and Jane Rinehart delivered them to the Global Health Ministries warehouse in Fridley. We were given a tour of the warehouse and learned about their operation of collecting medical supplies, sorting, and shipping them to hospitals around the world. We are thinking this would make a good field trip for other church members someday. We also learned that they need volunteers to help them with their operation.
Also in September St. John’s Women collected donations for TORCH, whose mission is to support and empower students in graduating from high school and pursuing future goals, with an intentional focus on partnering with Northfield’s students of color, youth from low income families, and first-generation college attendees. Taking advantage of Thrivent Dollars ($250), and cash donations from the congregation, we were able to send each student a warm, cozy throw blanket, and $85 in gift cards from Target, Caseys, and Holiday.
lutheran world relief
Education is one of the strongest tools a community has for breaking the cycle of poverty. Ensuring that girls attend school, especially in places where their access is deprioritized, has even stronger results. Lutheran World Relief School Kits contain essential supplies to help children — and in some cases, adults — continue learning in the face of serious obstacles. That learning leads to a better life for them, their families and their communities. These kits join tens of thousands of other kits from Lutheran churches across the nation and are sent to countries around the globe.