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How to Ship LWR Quilts & Kits Through Ingatherings

You’ve brought together a group of dedicated volunteers. Together you’ve cut, sewn and tied Quilts. Or you’ve held a drive to collect items for School, Personal Care, Baby Care or Sewing Kits. And of course you’ve assembled and packed them according to LWR guidelines. Now you have to figure out how to get them to [...]Read More...

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Why Do We Bless, or Dedicate, Quilts?

In the LWR Quilters Group on Facebook – a place of 750 (and counting) dedicated Quilters and Kit-makers from across the US gather online – we’ve been having an interesting discussion. What’s the difference between a quilt “blessing” and a quilt “dedication?” And why do congregations do them before sending Quilts and Kits to LWR? [...]Read More...

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Father Tarimo says “Thank You” for Mission Quilts

On a recent visit to Dodoma, Tanzania, some of our U.S.-based staff got to visit the Mlali Children’s Rehabilitation Center. Father Sergi Tarimo was happy to greet them and all the the people who have so generously made and donated Mission Quilts and Personal Care Kits. He and the children wanted to take a moment [...]Read More...

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How many Mission Quilts do we ship every year?

When small groups of people in congregations gather throughout the U.S. and tie LWR Mission Quilts, it’s hard to fathom how many get sent around the world. All of these Quilts are donated by people like you. It shows how many small donations add up to huge amounts of comfort! In 2012 we delivered 412,710 Mission [...]Read More...

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Campers Can Quilt, Too

This summer, church basements and fellowship halls are not the only places where Lutherans are taking up LWR’s Quilt Campaign challenge. They’re also pitching in near lakes and on the hiking trail. Up to 48% of Lutheran youth say that they have attended a church summer camp, an important place for faith formation. This year [...]Read More...

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Vintage Brochure – LWR Layettes

Check out this vintage LWR Layette (Baby Care Kit) brochure one of our constituents found in her mother-in-law’s drawer. How things have changed since 1964 – and yet the spirit is the same! Learn more about Baby Care Kits A Baby Care Kit from LWR is like a promise. It says to that baby, Your [...]Read More...

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Photo Friday: Mission Quilts in Tanzania

Mr. Issa Ali is a resident in a home for the elderly in Tanzania. The Mission Quilt and a Personal Care Kit towel that he received from LWR are draped across his bed. He enthusiastically told LWR staff, “Naipenda sana blanketi hii!” which translates to “I like this blanket very much!” (There’s not a word [...]Read More...

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Leveraging Piece by Piece

Here at LWR, there’s a term we don’t use much in our communications, but it’s pretty important: leverage. To us, leverage means using the resources we have to get even more resources to fulfill our mission. So it was with a smile that I read of the Piecemakers at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Norwood, MA, who [...]Read More...

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