Elisa Espinosa packing Personal Care Kits

A Spirit of Service

Homecoming on a college campus is usually an occasion for students and alumni to gather together to celebrate what is great about their school, and usually includes football games and school spirit competitions. But for this year’s homecoming at Indiana’s Valparaiso University, the campus community did things a little differently. “One thing that is really [...]Read More...

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It’s World Toilet Day! Here are 3 ways to celebrate.

World Toilet Day started on November 19, 2001 to raise awareness and inspire action to tackle a simple but neglected topic – sanitation and water access. According to UNICEF, 2.6 billion people lack access to a safe sanitary and private place to go #1 and #2. Open defecation increases child death rates in rural communities [...]Read More...

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Organized & Empowered

Congregation’s Focus on Organization Makes Baskets of Promise a Success For Mount Zion Lutheran Church, in York, Pennsylvania, organization was the key to success for their very first Baskets of Promise Lenten campaign, in 2014. “We’ve done lots of collections before and we have a pretty solid system,” says Megan McClinton, Mount Zion’s Minister of [...]Read More...

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How Personal Care Kits Spark Creativity in Palestinian Youth

Halima Khalil Al Hajj Moussa (pictured above) is a 17-year-old Palestinian refugee, living in Ein El Hilweh refugee camp in Lebanon. As a result of violence in Palestine, Halima is one of many young refugee girls displaced by instability in her homeland. Throughout Lebanon, refugees have settled in a variety of housing types, ranging from [...]Read More...

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Photo Friday – Personal Care Kits in Peru

This week’s Photo Friday comes from a distribution of LWR Personal Care Kits in the communities of Magdalena and Chelita, Peru. These children hold up Personal Care Kits distributed by the Ecumenical Centre for Promotion and Social Action (CEDEPAS), one of Lutheran World Relief’s partners in Peru. Learn more about Personal Care Kits The very [...]Read More...

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