November 4-5, 2022
Friday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Find the location and drop off time – 2022 Care Van Location (pdf)
Please call the church to verify the time so there will be someone there to help you. The times may change according to the church.
A Meaningful Way to Make a Difference
Lutheran World Relief Kits of Care are a perfect way for you to gather a group of people you know and turn ordinary items into extraordinary gifts.
Often, when natural disasters strike or when war drives families from their homes, our hearts ache with compassion, but we don’t know how to help. Making Lutheran World Relief Kits is a simple, fun and tangible way to offer comfort to those suffering and express love to our neighbors in need.
LWR Kits are specifically designed to help people coping with poverty, disaster, conflict and more. Whether a kit helps someone to maintain good hygiene, care well for a newborn baby, keep education going during a crisis or learn a new vocation, LWR Kits provide dignity and hope in the direst situations.
What You Can Do
We can’t control when disasters strike and we can’t end poverty overnight. But there are things we can do now to help people around the world reach their full potential. Learn how simple items can transform lives and how you can too.
- Choose – a type of kit
- Collect – items for the kits and money to help ship kits overseas
- Pack – the items and send to the warehouse; or find a local collection site
- Track – your kits as they travel the world to people in need
- Share – photos and videos of your work on your social pages with LWR Quilters & Kit Makers Community | Facebook. Your posts can encourage others to get involved, too!
LWR Quilts & Kits convey a priceless message of love and commitment to people in desperate need. First and foremost, recipients use their LWR Quilts to shield against the cold and rain, and for warm bedding. But their versatility also makes Quilts useful as simple tents, floor coverings, or a wrap to hold a baby on a mother’s back. . In 2021, Lutheran World Relief delivered Quilts and Kits to 361,225 beneficiaries in 19 countries. Here is the breakdown of the quilts and kits that were delivered in 2021 (122,400 quilts, 103,880 school kits, 3,230 blankets, 60,030 personal care kits, 915 fabric kits, 38,850 baby care kits, and 31,920 face masks).
Shipping costs LWR about $2.25 per Quilt. Please give to the Quilt & Kit Shipping Fund, which pays for the shipping of donated Quilts and Kits. You can also encourage your congregation to support your quilt or kit ministry by donating to LWR’s Quilt & Kit Shipping Fund https://lwr.org/donate/shippingfund to ensure that LWR can continue working with partners around the world to deliver your gifts. Those funds, combined with the generosity of donors, ensure LWR has the resources needed to move these items around the world. You can help!
If you are interested in the assembly instructions for quilts and kits you may request a copy of these pamphlets by calling 800-597-5972 or logging on to the https://lwr.org website.
If you have a question or need labels, don’t hesitate to e-mail Julie Tyler or give her a call (1-866-373-1343 toll free).
The CARE-VAN mailing will be sent to participating congregations in mid to late September. The CARE-VAN location sites will be listed in the November Encourager.
The work of our hearts and hands is an immeasurable blessing to families in need around the world!