Lutheran World Relief Projects at Trinity
Lutheran World Relief is a national organization that works with international relief groups and local partners in impoverished countries to help those most in need. We support them in giving comfort and hope to people displaced by conflict or natural disasters and to those living in extreme illness or poverty. Get more information at http://lwr.org/getinvolved/kits
Our church is actively involved in donating quilts, school kits and soap, coordinated by the Trinity Lutheran Women. Our congregation has been dependably generous in providing needed items. Here are the supplies that we continue to collect:
Each quilt is constructed of donated fabric and filled with batting or blankets. We appreciate fabric, sheets, blankets and batting. We have fun tying these quilts each Tuesday. We gather in the upstairs sewing room and come and go between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. It’s easy, and we would love to have you join us! We also need help assembling the tops and bottoms, and that can be done at any time and at home, if you prefer.
Bath soap is a treasured item, and we can send boxes with any size or brand of soap in its original wrapping. Even hotel size bars are welcomed.
For Each School Kit: Four 70-sheet 8” x 10.5” spiral notebooks; One 12” ruler; One pair blunt scissors; Five black or blue ballpoint pens (no gel ink); One box of 16 or 24 crayons; five unsharpened #2 pencils; One pencil sharpener; One 2.5” eraser. We buy school supplies during the summer to take advantage of sale prices. Our volunteers use sturdy donated fabric (such as denim or corduroy) to sew the drawstring bags to hold the supplies. Sewing help is also needed!
All of our gifts are packed and delivered to TLU in Seguin the week after Easter. From there, they travel to the national warehouse and are then distributed around the world. Please also consider making a monetary donation so that we can purchase needed supplies and to help with shipping costs. Donations can be sent to the church office or given with the weekly offering. Please make checks payable to WELCA. Thank you for your ongoing ministry to our neighbors in need.
If you have any questions or comments, please call or text Barbara Zimmerman, 788-3842, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.