CLWR has a longstanding history of shipping material aid and relief items overseas. We first sent clothing, blankets and food to those in Europe affected by the Second World War in the 1940s.
In the years since, some of what we ship has remained the same—such as quilts and certain items of clothing—but we’ve also expanded the types of items we ship in response to requests from our partners overseas. Through our We Care Program, which launched in 2005, we’ve shipped over $4.2 million in material resources to 19 countries around the world! This is all possible thanks to the generous support of Canadian Lutherans like you!
“Since CLWR was established in 1946, we have supported many thousands of people with the provision of kits and blankets to many impoverished places around the world. These tangible expressions of ‘showing we care’ makes such a difference! On behalf of those recipients with whom I’ve met overseas, we offer our sincere thanks for your generosity and service to those in need.”
-Robert Granke, CLWR Executive Director
This year, we’ve reached the milestone of 100,000 We Care orders! We would like to celebrate this event by inviting you to an open house in our Winnipeg warehouse! Come and meet the staff, receive a tour of the warehouse and learn about our program and recent shipments.
When: September 9, 2016
Time: 10 AM – 6 PM. Drop by anytime! We’ll be offering tours throughout the day and a short program at 3:00 PM along with coffee and cake.
Where: 549 King Edward St., Winnipeg, MB
Thank you for your ongoing support of CLWR and our We Care program!
Wonder what it looks like to load one of the containers with material aid? Click here to view a photo album from the day we loaded a container bound for Lesotho and South Africa with quilts, baby bundles, hygiene kits and more.
Since 2005 your generous support has enabled us to ship:
- 173,500 quilts
- 67,100 baby bundles
- 94,400 We Care kits
- Over the past year alone, volunteers have contributed over 1450 hours at our warehouse to sort, process, package, bale and load containers! We are so grateful for our everyone who supports We Care!
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