2016 LWR Needs

In the 500 years since Martin Luther placed his 95 Theses on the Wittenberg door, Lutheran have spread the good news around the world, from preaching the gospel and administering the sacraments to proclaiming the love o God for all people in many ways! Lutherans have been making a difference with Lutheran World Relief for just a fraction of that time, since 1945. In that short span. U.S. Lutheran have made and sent more than $661 million worth of quilts and kits around the world. I the past 25 years alone, that has meant an estimated 8.8 million Mission Quilts, 3.3 million School Kits, 1.5 million Baby Care Kits and 2.9 million Personal Care Kits.

Include the following items in each School Kit:
One sturdy drawstring backpack-style cloth bag, approxi- mately 14”x17”, with shoulder straps
Four 70-sheet notebooks of wide- or college-ruled paper approximately 8” X 10½”; no loose-leaf paper
One 30-centimeter ruler, or a ruler with centimeters on one side and inches on the other
One pencil sharpener
One blunt scissors (safety scissors with embedded steel blades work well)
Five unsharpened #2 pencils with erasers; secure to- gether with a rubber band
Five black or blue ballpoint pens (no gel ink); secure to- gether with a rubber band
One box of 16 or 24 crayons
One 2½” eraser

Do not add other items or leave out any of the items listed. All items should be new and in good condition. Remove any excess packaging, pack all items in bag and close. Do not enclose the kit or any of its contents in plastic bags.

 Include the following items in each Baby Care Kit:

Two lightweight cotton t-shirts (no onesies)
Two long- or short-sleeved gowns or sleepers (without feet)
Two receiving blankets, medium-weight cotton or flannel, or crocheted or knitted with lightweight yarn, up to 52” square
Four cloth diapers, flat fold preferred; Two diaper pins or large safety pins
One jacket, sweater or sweatshirt with a hood, or include a baby cap
Two pairs of socks
One hand towel, dark color recommended
Two or three bath-size bars of soap equaling up to 8-9 oz, any brand, in original wrapping; no mini or hotel- size bars

Do not add other items or leave out any of the items listed. Gently used, clean items (no stains or tears) can be substituted for new ones. Wrap items in one of the receiving blankets and secure with diaper pins. Do not enclose the kit or any of its contents in plastic bags.

Include the following items in each Personal Care Kit:
One light-weight bath-size towel (between 20″×40″ & 52″×27″), dark color recommended
Two or three bath-size bars of soap equaling up to 8-9 oz, any brand, in original wrapping (no mini or hotel- size bars)
One adult-size toothbrush in its original packaging*
One sturdy comb, remove packaging (no picks or fine- toothed combs)
One metal nail clippers (attached file optional), remove packaging
Wrap all the items in the towel and tie securely with rib- bons or yarn
*Toothbrush multi-packs may be used by sealing an indi- vidual toothbrush in a business-size envelope; no plas- tic bags or wrap

Do not add other items or leave out any of the items listed. All items should be new and in good condition. Do not enclose the kit or any of its contents in plastic bags.

Include the following items in each Fabric Kit:

Two pieces of cotton or cotton-blend fabric (no knits or 100% polyester). Each piece should match one of the sizes below:

2¼ yards of 60” wide fabric, or
3 yards of 44” wide fabric, or
4 yards of 36” wide fabric

Two spools of neutral-colored, general purpose thread, 250-300 yards each

Fabric should have no stains or holes. Pieces do not need to match in size or color/pattern. Fold thread and one piece of fabric inside second fabric piece and tie with yarn, sturdy string, ribbon or a strip of fabric. Do not enclose the Fabric Kit or any of its contents in a plastic bag.

  • Please give new items only, except where otherwise noted
  • Please do not donate items with any religious symbols, messages or your congregation’s name.
  • Please do not donate any items decorated with a U.S. flag, patriotic or military symbols, or references to the armed forces, including camouflage