Lutheran World Relief
Blessing of Quilts, Blankets and Kits
Through the congregation's donations and help, we assembled school, baby care, and personal care kits, tied blankets, and make quilts throughout the year for Lutheran World Relief. We reached our goal of 500 quilts, blankets, and quilts in honor of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation.
Barb Davison organized our efforts and while we celebrate with her, we really celebrate and give thanks for God's abundance through which we serve others.
Keep Lutheran World Relief in mind as you shop.
Back-to-school and neighborhood garage sales are great places to pick up LWR items. Below you’ll find a checklist of items we need. Please place items in the box marked “Lutheran World Relief Supplies” in the Fellowship Hall. Cash donations welcome payable to Bethlehem Lutheran Church with “LWR kits” clearly marked. If you have any questions, contact Barb Davison.
Personal Care Kits
•^Light-weight bath-size towel (between 20”x40” and 52”x27”), dark color recommended
•2 bath-size (4 to 5 oz.) bars of soap, any brand, in original wrapping
•*Adult-size toothbrush in its original packaging
•*^Metal nail clippers
•4 70-sheet note books of wide- or college-ruled paper; no loose-leaf paper
•^30-centimeter ruler, or a ruler with centimeters on one side and inches on the other
•Box of 16 or 24 crayons
•5 unsharpened #2 pencils with erasers
•5 black or blue ballpoint pens (no gel ink)
Baby Care Kits: Size 6 to 24 months
•^2 lightweight cotton T-shirts
•^2 long- or short-sleeved gowns or sleepers (without feet)
•^2 receiving blankets, medium-weight cotton or flannel, or crocheted or knitted with lightweight yarn, up to 52” square
•4 cloth diapers, flat fold
•^Jacket, sweater or sweatshirt with a hood, or include a baby cap
•^2 pairs of socks
•^Hand towel, dark color recommended
•2 bath-size (4 to 5 oz.) bars of gentle soap, in original wrapping
•^2 diaper pins or large safety pins
•2 pieces of cotton or botton-blend fabric (no knits or 100% polyester). Each piece should match 60” x 2 yards, 44” x 3 yards, or 36: x 4 yards
•2 spools of neutral-colored, general purpose thread, 250-300 yards each
^Can be gently used – no stains or tears.
*Barb can get these items for $.25 apiece.
Since it’s the 500th year of the Reformation, let’s work toward sending 500 kits and quilts in the Fall. We sent a total of 290 items last year.
BASKETS OF PROMISE
Bethlehem members, of all ages, helped assemble LWR personal care kits on May 7. Supplies and financial contribuations donated during Lent were used to complete 152 kits. Every kit made helps toward this year's goal. Thanks everyone!