Lutheran World Relief Projects
Members of Faith Lutheran Church support the amazing ministry of Lutheran World Relief in many ways. Click on any of the following to learn how we participate in this global ministry of emergency relief, community development, and advocacy.
LWR Health Kits
"People who must flee their homes quickly often do not have time to pack essential items. Health kits can help refugees maintain personal hygiene while living in exile. Items may also contribute to a new start for those who can return home" From the LWR Website.
Health kits are regularly made by the Mary Martha Circle at Faith (who meet the 4th Thursday of each month at noon). However, you don't have to be a member of the circle to help with this project! We collect the following for health kits. These items can be dropped off at the church office.
- One hand towel, dark color recommended
- One washcloth, dark color recommended
- One bath-size bar (4-5 oz.) of soap, any brand, in its original wrapping
- One adult-size toothbrush in its original packaging
- One comb, wide tooth preferred, remove packaging
- One metal nail file or nail clippers with file attached, remove packaging (do not substitute cardboard emery boards for the file)
- Six Band-Aids® (or similar brand), preferably 1/2" to 3/4"; secure together with a rubber band.
In refugee camps, hospitals, and villages around the world, gifts of layettes convey a warm welcome to newborns and their mothers.
Check out the LWR Layettes website for more information.
An LWR quilt is special! It brings warmth on a cold night, shelter from the sun on a hot day. It becomes a bed, a room divider, a backpack to carry belongings, and at times even a home. (From the LWR Website)
The Sewing Saints meet every Thursday at 10 am in the church Sewing Room to make quilts for Project Comfort. These quilts are distributed worldwide to refugees and others in need. Bring your own lunch. Coffee, tea, and dessert are provided. The Sewing Saints enjoy talking and friendship while sewing quilts for persons around the world in need. They work January through April and September through October.
If you would like to donate materials for a quilt, the following are always needed:
- Sheets for the backs 64"x84"
- Blankets for the middles 60"x 80"
- Fabric for the tops -- no national, religious, or military symbols please 60"x80", 21" squares, or 11"squares
- For more information, please contact the church office.
LWR School Kits
A school kit may provide the only supplies for children returning to school after the disruption of war. School kits help parents continue their children's education, even while living in a refugee camp, for example. A school kit may also be used in adult literacy classes.
Members of the Rebecca Circle create LWR School Kits on behalf of Faith Lutheran Church. You can participate, too, by donating any of the following items (no national or religious symbols, please), or by creating a school kit of your own using the detailed instructions found here.
If donating items, bring them to the church office marked "Rebecca Circle School Kits".
- Padded or spiral notebooks of ruled paper approximately 8" X 10-1/2" totaling 150-200 sheets (if using 70-count notebooks, please include three); do not include loose-leaf paper
- One blunt scissors (safety scissors with embedded steel blades work well)
- One 30-centimeter ruler, or a ruler with centimeters on one side and inches on the other
- One pencil sharpener
- Six new, unsharpened #2 pencils with erasers; secure together with a rubber band
- One eraser approximately 2-1/2" long
- 12 sheets of construction paper in assorted colors (if necessary, fold in half to fit into the school kit bag)
- One box of 16 or 24 crayons
- One sturdy cloth bag approximately 12" X 14" with cloth handles or drawstring closure