On Giving Tuesday, you made your compassion 'herd' far and wide!

Giving Tuesday 2019 was December 3, and on that day we set our biggest goal ever: to raise 100 herds of animals for families in need around the world!

Just to put that in perspective, a herd consists of 13 animals: 2 goats, 2 sheep, 2 piglets, one hen and six chicks. It costs $530 to provide a herd to a family. 

We are excited to announce that generous people like you stampeded past that goal. You gave a total of 132 herds. That's amazing!

Especially because animals are a lasting source of food and income for families living in poverty. They act like a safety net against hard times, allowing families to buy food, pay school fees, and access medical care. So you didn't give just an animal - you gave an opportunity to build a more stable future. THANK YOU!

But if you missed Giving Tuesday, don't fret! There are still more opportunities to reach out to our brothers and sisters in need this holiday season. Check it out!

Get your Christmas gift MATCHED!

2019 Christmas Matching Gift Challenge

A group of generous donors has issued a challenge this holiday season: they will match your gifts - dollar for dollar - up to $225,000 through December 25th!

This is a great opportunity to increase the value and impact of your gift to help more families around the world improve their quality of life by growing food, earning income, accessing life-saving health care and more!

Get your gift matched!

Give an LWR Gift!

LWR Gifts Christmas

Want to give a truly meaningful gift to your loved ones? Give an LWR Gift! Each of the 30+ gifts in our catalog is a real item used in LWR programming, and each gift will bless a family in need beyond measure.

And with our online catalog, giving a gift is easy. Simply select your items, decide how to send (you can get cards in the mail or schedule e-card delivery!) and that's it! In just a few clicks, you've given a gift that will transform lives. 


Give LWR Gifts!

Give LWR Farmers Market Coffee!

LWR Farmers Market Coffee gift set


Looking for the perfect gift for the coffee lovers in your life? Consider an LWR Farmers Market Coffee gift set! 

LWR Farmers Market Coffee is coffee direct from farmer to you. That means that for each delicious bag you buy, a farmer gets a strong, up-front price for their beans and shares in the profit of the coffee sales. Plus, a portion of the cost of each bag is donated back to Lutheran World Relief to reach out to even more farming families in need.

Your loved one will feel great knowing they are sipping coffee that tastes good and does good! 

The deadline to order coffee with delivery by Christmas is December 11. Order today!


Give LWR Farmers Market Coffee!


Boy from Burkina Faso holding goat.

On behalf of all the families around the world who will be blessed by your Giving Tuesday and holiday giving, THANK YOU for your compassion and generosity. 

Be sure to keep in touch! We'd love to show you how your gift is making a difference. Use the box below to sign up to get email updates about the good work you make possible.