The Time is Now!
Kitchener-Waterloo Baling Days Nearly Upon Us
The Faith Lutheran Church Sewing Group in Brantford has pledged an astounding 300+ blankets and 65 We Care kits (photo courtesy of Liz Mongeon). Click here to read more about the good work being done by the Faith Lutheran group as covered by their local paper.
August 20th & 21stthe inaugural KW-Baling Days event will kick-off at the Mennonite Central Committee warehouse in Kitchener. We Care kits, quilts and other supplies will be sorted, packed and loaded on their way to the Lutheran World Federation project in Mauritania. This promises to be an exciting project and a great opportunity for congregations to become more involved with the We Care initiative in a very hands-on way.
The number of churches that have pledged support is very encouraging, but a quick glance at our donation target reveals that more needs to be done to fill the container. It is not too late for churches and individuals to offer their support by creating some We Care Kits. Donations can be delivered to the MCC facility (61 Kent Ave. in Kitchener) from August 6th through 21st, during regular business hours. In addition to kits and quilts our friends in Mauritania are also interested in receiving donated clothing, which should be appropriate for hot weather and laundered prior to donation.
CLWR’s Jennifer Ardon (Church Liaison and Volunteer Coordinator) attends a We Care dedication service at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waterloo. (photo courtesy of Silke Force).
To ensure a full container, CLWR will be shipping several pallets of quilts from Winnipeg thanks to Arnold Bros. Transport that is offering this service free of charge.
Please visit our webpage or call 1.800.661.2597 to find out how you can help!