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Lutheran World Relief Ingathering

The 2016 Lutheran World Relief Ingathering will be held Monday, Nov. 7 through Thursday, Nov. 10. Drop-off sites will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on each of those days.

All over the United States, Lutherans reach out to those in need overseas through Lutheran World Relief’s Quilt and Kit Ministry.

Women’s groups, confirmation classes and congregations who gather quilts and kits for LWR make a lasting difference in the lives of our neighbors around the world. As we continue to recover from natural disasters here in Nebraska, we are also mindful of others around the world who are in need resulting from ongoing displacement, drought, conflict and poverty. Your generous gifts of quilts and kits help to ensure that LWR is able to respond to the continuing and increasing needs overseas.

Items accepted

  • Quilts, school kits, personal care kits, baby care kits and fabric kits.
  • Fleece tie blankets are now being accepted. For full details and guidelines, click here.

Packing notes

  • Forty pound limit per box.
  • Please use strong cartons secured with packing tape.
  • Label boxes clearly in large, block letters with the contents and name and address of your congregation.
  • Do not mix items; boxes should be all quilts, all fabric kits, etc.
  • LWR continues to offer a tool that will allow you to track where in the world your quilts and kits travel. Visit lwr.org/tracker to learn more.
  • Specific assembly guidelines for the projects are available online at lwr.org/kits or by requesting a free Quilt and Kit Ministry Guide at lwr.org/resources or 800-597-5972.

Locations

This year's donation drop-off sites are as follows:

  • Grand Island

    St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
    1515 S. Harrison St.
    308-382-2973

  • Kearney

    Brown Transfer Terminal
    911 E. 11th St.
    308-237-2244
    800-876-1196

  • Lincoln

    First Lutheran Church
    1551 S. 70th St.
    402-488-0919

  • North Platte

    Brown Transfer Terminal
    1001 Prospect Dr.
    308-532-1808
    800-759-2598

  • Norfolk

    St. John’s Lutheran Church
    13th and Benjamin Ave.
    402-371-1985

  • Omaha

    Brown Transfer Terminal
    4511 S. 79th St.
    402-331-5414

  • Scottsbluff

    Brown Transfer Terminal
    609 5th Ave.
    308-632-8888

  • Sidney

    Brown Transfer Terminal
    1030 Forest St.
    308-254-2722

Barcode label instructions are available at lwr.org/tracker.

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