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Lutheran World Relief Ingathering

Friends of LWR coordinates the 2019 ANNUAL CHICAGO AREA LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF INGATHERING. Your boxed donations may be dropped off at any of the following sites on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 9:00 am – 12 noon and/or on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6, 12 noon – 3:00 pm. Please only drop off items during the specified hours when trucks are in place.

  • MESSIAH LUTHERAN CHURCH 1605 Vernon Ave., Park Ridge (1 block southwest of Lutheran General Hospital) 847-823-6984
  • GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN CHURCH 4501 Main St., Downers Grove 630-968-6231
  • FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH 353 N. Midland Ave., Joliet 815-725-4213
  • ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH 925 Fifth Ave., Rockford 815-964-4609

ITEMS ACCEPTED Quilts, Fleece Tied Blankets, School Kits, Personal Care Kits, Baby Care Kits, Fabric Kits, new bars of soap in original wrapper [bath-size preferred].

For general assembly instructions, visit

For times other than the Fall Ingathering, items may be taken to the Church of the Brethren warehouse, 1451 Dundee Ave., (Route 25), Elgin, IL (847-742-5100). Call for specific hours.

PACKING NOTES 40 lb. limit per box and please use strong cartons secured with packing tape. Label the contents in large block letters. Do not mix contents (all Quilts, or all Personal Care Kits, etc.). Please bring to the Ingathering site a tally count of the items donated.

QUESTIONS Please refer to, or contact Elizabeth Gotsch at 847-272-4116 or

Save the dates!

Thursday, November 7, 2019, 1:00 – 3:30 pm INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP: QUILT AND KIT MAKING FAITH LUTHERAN 41 N. Park Blvd. Glen Ellyn. For more information contact: Sandy Becky at

Friday, April 24, 2020 FLWR Spring Luncheon at Avalon Banquets, Elk Grove Village. Watch for a mailing mid-March with details/registration info. Visit for updates.

HAVE YOU CHECKED OUT THE QUILT & Kit TRACKER? Visit to print your barcode labels to find out where in the world your Quilts and Kits go.