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Five Things That Mattered to You in 2016

No matter how you look at it, 2016 was an eventful year. There were challenges (such as Hurricane Matthew in Haiti and the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis), but there was also tremendous progress, made possible by our faithful network of supporters, staff and partners! For example, thanks to the support of Lutherans around the US, LWR is [...]Read More...

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Grannies and campers pose with each camper’s individual quilt. In the foreground, the group’s LWR Quilt is coming together.

Quilting with the Grannies

A SPECIAL EVENT has been happening at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Chapel Hill, N.C., for the past three years: a week-long intergenerational quilting camp called “Quilting with the Grannies.” The camp started three years ago and involves the “Grannies” of the Holy Trinity Quilters teaching the younger children in their church and greater community. [...]Read More...

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Will and Madelyn assembling School Kits

Family Kits

MEET THE SADERA FAMILY: Amy (mom), Will (age 10) and Madelyn (age 7). Every year before school starts, they put together kits as a family and deliver them to the LWR warehouse in New Windsor, Maryland. They recently made 50 School Kits, 21 Fabric Kits and 17 Baby Care Kits. Amy has been making quilts [...]Read More...

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Items from Personal Care Kits being used by teachers at ELIMAA School to teach students hygiene lessons, including proper hand washing.

LWR & the Global Goals: Good Health and Well-Being

Your support of Lutheran World Relief contributes to the larger work of creating sustainable solutions to poverty around the world. This blog series on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) seeks to answer two questions: What are the sustainable development goals? And how does your support of Lutheran World Relief contribute to them? What are the [...]Read More...

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Dzifa Binka, center, surrounded by family at her graduation.

Humans of LWR: Shaping My World View

This post is part of our Humans of LWR series, which seeks to provide a glimpse into the lives of the people who take part in our mission of ending poverty, injustice and human suffering. I come from a place where community means everything. Growing up in Accra, Ghana, I often heard the phrase “It takes a [...]Read More...

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