Baskets of Promise

On Easter, we celebrate the joy and hope of Christ's resurrection. We respond to this gift of new life by answering the call to “care for the orphans and widows” (James 1:27, NRSV) — those living in poverty and marginalization throughout the world. Your congregation can reach out to your brothers and sisters in need by joining LWR's Baskets of Promise Lenten appeal. Throughout Lent, lead your congregation in collecting Personal Care Kits to send to families around the world.

Has your congregation decided to join the Baskets of Promise appeal? We'd love to know about it! Register your congregation online, email us or give us a call at 800.597.5972.

Here are some resources to help your congregation promote your Baskets of Promise Lenten appeal:

Baskets of Promise 2014 Bulletin Insert

(.pdf, 804kb)

  • Bulletin inserts for a Sunday or Wednesday collection schedule
  • Announcements to cut and paste into your congregation's newsletter, bulletin and website
  • Special blessings for the Kit items to use in your worship service

These resources will guide you in collecting your Kits:

And here are some other ways your congregation can fight poverty, injustice and human suffering with Lutheran World Relief this Lent:

  • Get more information about the Quilt and Kit Shipping fund that helps the gifts of your hearts and hands reach the hands of people in need.
  • Explore a better option for Palm Sunday. Eco-Palms help palm harvesters earn income, improve their communities and protect their environment.

If you have any questions about the Baskets of Promise appeal, feel free to contact us at 800.597.5972 or at

Thank you for journeying with LWR this Lent.


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