Sheridan Lutheran Church has been actively supporting the mission and outreach of Lutheran World Relief for many years by collecting, assembling and sending quilts and care kits. Through your generosity this fall, Sheridan will send 147 quilts, 143 personal kits, 143 school kits and 47 baby kits to those in need around the world.
Lutheran World Relief Quilts and Kits of Care give families around the world some of life’s essentials, as well as a reminder that they are not alone. Each year, $13 million worth of quilts and kits are distributed to more than 720,000 people in 23 countries. Lutheran World Relief also works to provide clean water, prevent malaria and educate people to learn a trade and improve agricultural practices. We know from various first-hand reports that Lutheran World Relief donations reach people in need.
Quilts not only provide warmth but are used as room dividers, shelter and a way to carry possessions. Baby Care Kits are often the only clothing for infants in refugee camps and orphanages. School Kits give children the chance to become educated—even in times of disaster. Personal Care Kits given to displaced persons create opportunities—to stay clean and healthy, to walk with dignity and to know that God loves them enough to inspire someone thousands of miles away to provide loving care.
We thank Sheridan for the wonderful support through the years as we have been able to donate thousands of quilts and kits. Now we pray that we can reach new heights in providing even more kits and quilts. When Sheridan’s donations join those of hundreds of other Lutheran congregations across the country, millions of people who are in need throughout the world can experience God’s love and care that we send in every quilt and every kit.
In 2018, 75,000 lives were changed because of your generosity paired with others from across the country of kit supplies, fabric and prayers.
Learn more about the 2018 Lutheran World Relief distribution.
During worship the weekend of November 1 & 2, the more than 100 quilts made by our dedicated Sheridan Quilters will don the back of the pews in the Worship Center. Thank you to the High School youth for moving these quilts in place. We will say a prayer of blessing during worship.
Sheridan as Ingathering Collection Site
This year, Sheridan will host a collection site for area congregations to bring their Lutheran World Relief quilts and kits. A semi-trailer will be located near the Allo building Nov. 4-8.