Archive for 'Baby Care Kits'
Posted on 14. Dec, 2011 by Melanie Gibbons.
Both our respect and appreciation for each other and the critical and urgent nature of our mission call us to employ the highest standards in our lives and work. We are not owners; rather we strive to be wise trustees: “The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it” (Psalm 24:1). Aware of [...]
Posted on 26. Oct, 2011 by Amy Burke.
Whenever I think of strong women my mind goes straight to skirt suits and up-dos, modestly put-together but quick witted politicians, and feminist activists down in the trenches — all exuding power, a touch of femininity, and strength. It’s easy to admire women who work to make a difference by standing up for their ideals [...]
Posted on 20. Oct, 2011 by Jessica Katzenstein.
Last weekend’s annual St. Louis-area Ingathering truly showed the generosity of LWR’s Quilt and Kit makers. Donations went up over 50 percent from last year! On a gorgeous day at Concordia Seminary outside of St. Louis, LWR staff and seminary volunteers were expecting donations to be about the same as last year. Usually, churches from [...]
Posted on 07. Oct, 2011 by Amy Burke.
After giving up almost everything in order to flee from the droughts in East Africa, over a thousand new arrivals are entering the Dadaab refugee camps every day. The trek is often long, dangerous and in some cases, deadly. When the refugees finally arrive, there are many mouths to feed and basic necessities that need [...]
Posted on 31. Aug, 2011 by Jessica Katzenstein.
When you’re a woman living in poverty, bringing a baby into the world is already difficult and scary. When you couple that with living in Mauritania, a North African country with unacceptably high maternal and infant death rates, it is doubly so. The Baby Care Kits you send through Lutheran World Relief show impoverished women [...]
Posted on 08. Jun, 2011 by Nikki Massie.
There’s something of a baby boom going on here at LWR. We have three staff members who are expecting four children very, very soon. (Yes, you read that correctly. One is expecting twins) In the event of such joyous occasions we, like many other offices, gather together to celebrate the new arrivals and engage in [...]
Posted on 14. May, 2011 by Lutheran World Relief.
According to the international assistance community, Afghanistan is currently in the “relief, recovery and reconstruction phase” amid a fragile peace. While the challenges that lie ahead are very real, Hungarian Interchurch Aid (HIA), LWR’s partner in Northern Afghanistan, cites reasons for Afghanis to have hope in spite of the odds against them. After decades of [...]