Coordinator: Health and Wholeness Ministry

Health and Wholeness Ministry assembles Personal Care Kits for Lutheran World Relief (LWR).

These kits are distributed by LWR around the world, providing hygiene, dignity and hope to those in crisis situations. The kits are sent to areas of the world where an emergency has occurred, and people are left with very little.  The kits supply basic items for survival.

  • Lenten Collection 2022 - Baskets of Promise

    The Baskets of Promise program is our special collection emphasis during Lent, and helps to fill the Personal Care Kits that are sent out in Spring.
    You do not have to stick with this schedule but can bring in items as you wish. Please place all items in the designated box near the elevator in the Narthex.
    One item for collection is emphasized each Sunday in Lent.

    • March 6:  bath towels (lightweight, dark colored, size: 20″ x 40″ to 27″ x 52″)
    • March 13:  large sturdy combs (sturdy, no picks or fine tooth combs)
    • March 20:  metal nail clippers (large or small, attached nail file optional)
    • March 27:  bars of soap (4-5 ounces in original packaging)
    • April 3:  adult-sized toothbrushes (in original packaging; can be multi-packs)
    • April 10:  bath towels (lightweight, dark colored, size: 20″ x 40″ to 27″ x 52″)
    Printable List of Needed Items

Ongoing:
We collect items for Personal Care Kits year-round.  The items needed are:

  • bath towels (lightweight, dark colored, size: 20″ x 40″ to 27″ x 52″)
  • bars of soap (4-5 ounces in original packaging)
  • adult-sized toothbrushes (in original packaging; can be multi-packs)
  • large sturdy combs (sturdy, no picks or fine tooth combs)
  • metal nail clippers (large or small, attached nail file optional)

Donations can be placed in the basket near the elevator in the Narthex. Kits are assembled and sent to LWR twice per year.
We also accept monetary donations. Make the check payable to Saint Andrew’s and note “Kits – Lutheran World Relief” in the memo line.