“This year our support extends beyond Minneapolis and has gone global,” said Freddie Jordan, newly elected secretary for the Women of the ELCA executive board. She, with Lisa Plorin, newly elected executive board president, presented the in-kind gifts to recepients.
In-kind gifts collected included more than $19,000 in gift cards, more than 27,000 items of hygiene products, clothing, quilt kits, and Days for Girls kits. Labyrinths collected totaled 5,850.
Those agencies receiving in-kind gifts included:
- Alice’s Garden, a 2.2-acre urban farm and community garden in Milwaukee
- Breaking Free, an organization that works with victims and survivors of sex trafficking and prostitution.
- Days for Girls, provides women and girls in more than 100 countries with menstrual hygiene items and health education.
- Families Moving Forward, which provides temporary homes for families with children in the crisis of homelessness and offers a path to finding stable housing.
- Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota serves 87 counties and more than 300 communities in Minnesota.
- Lutheran World Relief provides relief on behalf of U.S. Lutherans.
About 3,300 participants of Women of the ELCA, the women’s organization of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, are in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for the Tenth Triennial Gathering (July 14–16).