Lutheran World Relief Ingathering

Sharing Gifts of Extraordinary Love

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

Congregations, students and groups of all types who gather Quilts and Kits for LWR make a lasting difference in the lives of our neighbors around the world. In 2016, your gifts of love reached out to people all over the world.  They comforted families recovering from Hurricane Matthew in Haiti; gave hope to children in Honduras, Djibouti, Iraq and Peru longing to receive an education.  Thank you!  Your generous gifts of Quilts and Kits help to ensure that LWR is able to respond to the continuing and increasing needs overseas.

We are so thankful for your partnership!

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 go online to:

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.


Your donations may be dropped off at any of the following sites

November 6 – 9, 2017, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

  • Grand Island

    St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
    1515 S. Harrison St.

  • Kearney

    Brown Transfer Terminal
    911 E. 11th St.

  • Lincoln

    First Lutheran Church
    1551 S. 70th St.

  • North Platte

    Brown Transfer Terminal
    1001 Prospect Dr.

  • Norfolk

    St. John’s Lutheran Church
    13th and Benjamin Ave.

  • 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

Staff Contact: