Lutheran World Relief Ingathering

The 2018 Lutheran World Relief Ingathering will be held Monday, Nov. 5 through Thursday, Nov. 8. 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 to learn more.
  • Specific assembly guidelines for the projects are available online at or by requesting a free Quilt and Kit Ministry Guide at or 800-597-5972.


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


Northeast Nebraska Churches and others will be gathering LWR boxes of Quilts, Kits, & etc. at St John's Lutheran Church Nov. 5-8 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

They are working with Northeast Community College Truck Driver Training program to deliver items to Brown Transfer Terminal 

in Omaha.

St. John's Lutheran  

1300 W. Benjamin Ave. 

Norfolk, NE  68701

Ph: 402-371-1985


  • Kearney

    Brown Transfer Terminal
    911 E. 11th St.

  • North Platte

    Brown Transfer Terminal
    1001 Prospect Dr.

  • Omaha

    Brown Transfer Terminal
    4511 S. 79th St.

  • Scottsbluff

    Brown Transfer Terminal
    609 5th Ave.

  • Sidney

    Brown Transfer Terminal
    1030 Forest St.

Barcode label instructions are available at

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