A Brief History: Beginning in 2005, the Tuesday Morning Bible Study group at ALC sewed school bags, purchased school supplies and assembled between 25-60 school kits for Lutheran World Relief each year.
In 2016, the Global Ministries Team took on leadership of the LWR Kits project at ALC. Since that time, hundreds of school kits, personal care kits, and baby care kits have been assembled by enthusiastic helpers—Ascension Lutheran School children, Sunday School children, Confirmation classes, Senior Luther League, congregation members and Life Group members.
Since 2016, kits we have made at ALC have been delivered to people in Djibouti, Angola, Peru, Honduras, Rwanda, Lebanon, and Georgia, in Eastern Europe.
BY THE NUMBERS for 2022 (as of November 7)
…1,101 PERSONAL CARE KITS with a cost per kit of $6.59/kit
… 25 SCHOOL KITS
…90 TOTAL PACKED BOXES OF
…13 BOXES OF 75 QUILTS
…74 BOXES OF 1,101 PERSONAL CARE KITS
…3 BOXES OF 25 SCHOOL KITS
8 CLASSES OF CHILDREN FROM OUR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (TK-6th grade)
ONE ASCENSION STAFF MEMBERS
THREE LIFE GROUPS
MONDAY MORNING WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY
SENIOR LUTHER LEAGUE
GLOBAL MINISTRIES TEAM MEMBERS
Eight THRIVENT Action Team Grants of $250 per grant ($2,000) for kit materials.
See detailed Ledger report for specific details on donations, expenses and carry over from prior fiscal year. Missing September school offering amount for shipping costs.
Offerings: 24 gifts by check; 17 by credit card; 1 cash; 1 stock gift and 1 Thrivent Choice Dollars designation.