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Iraq School Kit Distribution

School Kits Reach Children in Iraq

Your generosity reached more than 13,650 students with School Kits in northern Iraq! The students, who range in age from elementary to high school, expressed what a tremendous difference the Kits made in their lives. Many of their families are unable to buy school supplies because they have only recently returned to their homes after […]

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Members and volunteers assembled 955 Baby Care Kits in two and a half hours at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church (Naperville, IL) in September, 2017.

Illinois church assembles 955 Baby Care Kits in a single weekend

For many congregations, the ELCA’s annual “God’s Work Our Hands” Sunday lasts one day. For Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Naperville, Illinois, it was a weekend of service that ended with 955 Baby Care Kits! Jennifer Schuler organized the event and helps to lead Baby Care, a ministry group at the church committed to “serving [...]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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Children in San Ramon, Matagalpa receive School Kits.

Going the Distance with LWR School Kits

What a joy! I was not expecting to see children using LWR School Kits during my December 2015 visit to Nicaragua. I was there in my capacity as a field volunteer for Foods Resource Bank (FRB), an organization that works with 16 member organizations — including LWR — to help people in developing countries grow [...]Read More...

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Two women hold quilts distributed by LWR in Peru

Quilts & Kits Warm Bodies and Hearts in Peru

As  my flight landed in Cajamarca, in northwestern Peru, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I’d taken many trips to Asia and Africa in my role as LWR’s emergency program manager but this was my first trip to South America. My concerns about altitude sickness turned out to be groundless. However, there was one thing [...]Read More...

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Inside an LWR Quilt and Kit Distribution

BRENDA MEIER KIMARO worked for Lutheran World Relief for 12 years, working closely with LWR’s Quilt & Kit Ministry for many of those years. Now, Brenda lives in Tanzania and serves as a trustee of ELIMAA School, a pre-primary school in the village of Kwa Morombo, outside of Arusha, Tanzania. EIMAA School provides education for students whose [...]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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