by Dan Ruth
When small groups of people in congregations gather throughout the U.S. and tie LWR Mission Quilts, it’s hard to fathom how many get sent around the world. All of these Quilts are donated by people like you. It shows how many small donations add up to huge amounts of comfort!
In 2012 we delivered 412,710 Mission Quilts around the world to people in need.
In 2011 we delivered 355,621 Quilts. In 2010 that number was 319,610, and in 2009 we shipped 231,360 Quilts.
We’re sending more each and every year!
500,000 Mission Quilts in 2013
That’s right. We want to collect half a million quilts this year that we can send around the world to people in need.
LWR Mission Quilts are valuable tools in Lutheran World Relief’s work to end poverty, injustice and human suffering. To those that receive them, they are a tangible symbol of God’s love and compassion. And to our partners, they provide an opportunity to reach out to communities with important information and services.
For those and many more reasons, LWR Mission Quilts are our most requested items. LWR strives to provide as many Quilts as possible to our partners but our supply is limited.
Make your pledge for the 2013 Quilt Campaign and give even more children a tangible symbol of God’s love and compassion.