Good Samaritan Quilt Plaza

Good Samaritan Quilt Plaza

Many Will Remember Your Kindness

Families and children who receive the Quilts, Personal Care Kits or School Kits made possible by your donation to Lutheran World Relief’s Quilt & Kit Shipping Fund will always remember the kindness of a stranger.

The Good Samaritan Quilt Plaza in front of LWR’s Baltimore headquarters also stands as a testament to many acts of generosity and kindness. The engraved and colorful bricks make a pattern called “Many Trips around The World” and represent the distribution of millions of Quilts and comfort-giving Kits to people who have lost everything to a natural disaster or war.

Sponsor a brick for a $500 donation to Lutheran World Relief’s Quilt & Kit Shipping Fund and your gift enables us to send 220 Quilts, 500 Fabric Kits, 188 Personal Care Kits, 385 Baby Care Kits or 357 School Kits for children. When all 10,000 bricks have been purchased, more than $36 million in Quilts and Kits will have been distributed throughout the world with the proceeds!

What better way to honor someone than to sponsor a brick in his or her name?

  • Honor your church’s quilting ministry or a faithful leader in your congregation.
  • Memorialize a longtime quilter or other special person.
  • Commemorate a special event such as a birth, marriage or anniversary.

Download a brick sponsorship form or call 800.597.5972 to reserve a brick now.

Can’t donate a brick right away?

You may reserve a brick now and raise the $500 within the next year. Consider what others do to raise money for the Quilt & Kit Shipping Fund:

  • Sell, raffle or auction two or three specially designed quilts
  • Take orders for quilts as wedding and baptism gifts
  • Hold a Quilt Sunday and sponsor the church coffee hour
  • Ask other members in the congregation to consider honoring the quilting group or a special member from the group
  • Apply for matching funds from local organizations, businesses and employers
  • Work with one or two other congregations in your community

Impact & Efficiency

We strive to be good stewards of those gifts, working to ensure every dollar you give does the most good possible.

For every $1 given to LWR, 89 cents supports program work!

Program Work - 89%, Fundraising - 6%, General Admin - 5%

Other Giving Options

Monthly Giving

Become an LWR Sustaining Partner and help us make long-term commitments to help raise up people in desperate need and cut administrative and overhead costs.

Legacy Giving

Include LWR in your will and help us commit to projects while minimizing the overhead costs of fundraising.

Matching Gifts

Many companies encourage employees to contribute to charitable organizations by offering matching gift programs.

Workplace Giving

Participate in your workplace’s annual charity fundraising campaign.

Thrivent Choice Dollars℠

Donate quickly and easily to Lutheran World Relief with your Thrivent Choice Dollars℠.

Foods Resource Bank

Grow crops in your own fields to raise money for LWR projects through our partner organization, The Foods Resource Bank.

Quilt & Kit Shipping Fund

Help ship LWR Mission Quilts & Kits to families experiencing crises around the world and wrap them in warmth and love.

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