Project Comfort

Tied in Faith - Sent in Hope - Wrapped in Love

 

Project Comfort is a ministry that provides quilts to Lutheran World Relief.  In addition to being a cozy bedcover, a quilt can be a baby carrier tied around a mother’s back, a floor covering, a market display spread on the ground piled with vegetables, or a sack for transporting goods to market, a sunshade, a shawl, and most importantly a constant reminder that someone far away cares.

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OCTOBER 8, 2017: 

     We rejoice today and give thanks for the abundance God has bestowed on us.  Through YOUR contributions of time and materials and monetary grants for Thrivent Financial Action Teams, 23 baby care kits and 20 fleece blankets will be blessed today to send on to the in-gathering for Lutheran World Relief. Last year, our baby bundles were sent to Burkina Faso and our fleeces were sent to Peru.

     Today we are also very blessed to be able to send quilts to those in need of shelter and warmth.  These quilts are also used to carry children, display market items, and as rugs.  They are quite versatile!

     Lutheran World Relief provides us with tracking information as to where our quilts have been sent. 

     Since November 2012 until the present, our quilts have been sent to Eastern Visayas, the Philippines, to comfort those affected by typhoon Haiyan; to Dubai, India, for distribution to the United Emirates Nations; to Tanzania; and Peru.  Our quilts have also traveled to the Dominican Republic; to Vision Alive in Kenya; have been distributed to Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, and Turkey.  Our quilts have been sent to the Republic of Georgia and Angola, as well as stayed right here in the Lehigh Valley. This past year, our items were received in India and Nepal.  

     To date – Project Comfort of St. James has been blessed to make and send 465 quilts for distribution worldwide!  

     Thank you Thrivent Financial Corporation for the Action Team grants to fund Project Comfort as well as purchase needed items for the Child Care kits and the fleece blankets and to the members of St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church for your generosity.

 

God’s Work!  Our Hands!

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Quilt Blessing 2013 choir loft     How can you help? 1. Pray for this ministry and the recipients of our quilts; 2. You can stitch a top at home (80”x 60”) – we will provide the material; 3. come to the gatherings and help to “sandwich” the pieced tops into quilts – no experience necessary; 4. cut fabric, we provide, in your home on your time schedule; 5. donate fabric, sheets (fitted or flat), shirts – anything with the majority of fabric composition  being cotton, label “Project Comfort” and place in the St. James’ narthex.

 

Email Vicky Richter for more information! 


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Quilts and Kits Sent: 

2017: 23 baby care kits, 20 fleece blankets, 80 quilts

2016: 19 baby care kits, 18 fleece blankets, 85 quilts

 


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