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Lutheran World Relief Kit Assembling Day

Saturday, September 30, 9:00-10:30am

Join Barb and friends of all ages in the Church Fellowship Hall to help assemble school, baby care, and personal care kits, and tie quilts for LWR. Our 300 kits and quilts goal is sure to be met with many helpers of all ages and help us meet this year's goal to provide 500 quilts and kits in honor of 500th Anniversary of the Reformation.

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.

* Mark your calendars to help assemble school kits, health kits and baby care kits September 30, 9:00am at BLC.

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

•*Sturdy comb

•*^Metal nail clippers

School Kits

•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

•^Blunt scissors

•Box of 16 or 24 crayons

•Half-inch eraser

•5 unsharpened #2 pencils with erasers

•5 black or blue ballpoint pens (no gel ink)

•*Pencil sharpener

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

Fabric Kits

•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!

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