Thursday, August 25, 2016

News You Can Use - August 2016

New Jersey Mission Group Visits 

On July 27th, LCS played host to a group of middle schoolers and their chaperones from Word of Life Lutheran Church in Southern New Jersey. During a full-day of mission work half of them worked in the garden, while the rest cleaned the choice pantry from top to bottom! During lunch Executive Director Jean Warren spoke with the group about LCS and our work in the community.

The group stayed at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church during their week in Wilmington and spent Monday the 25th cleaning and stocking the St. Stephen's pantry. We were blessed to have this amazing group with us and hope you'll join us in sending prayers of thanks to the Word of Life mission group!

Home Repair Program Offers Peace of Mind

Joanne lives in one of the old row homes you see everywhere in the City of Wilmington. The stairs from her sidewalk to her entry were treacherous and she'd taken a recent fall when she called
Program Director Aaron Ballett for help having a hand rail installed. Her income qualified her for a new handrail at no-cost thanks to a grant from National Lutheran Communities and Services. A short time later, we received a card from Joanne in which she says she is "feeling much more confident in coming [home]" and expresses her gratitude to Home Repair Specialists Ray and Charlie.

Current Fundraisers

LCS is having a customized brick installation added to our front entry area. Proceeds go to offset the cost of much needed waterproofing in the same area the bricks will be installed. Bricks can be purchased and customized for $150 either online or via mail.

Our 25th Annual Hunger Walk Run is only a month away! Registration is now open. Our online registration site makes fundraising easier than ever or if you prefer to register on paper, a form can be downloaded here. The event is always a lot of fun as evidenced by the video below. We hope you'll consider joining us at Rockford Park on September 17th!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

New you can use - July 2016

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Green Thumbs Needed

We are looking for a few green thumbs to help out with the yard work at our main office and in the community garden. Small to large groups are welcome, there is always plenty to do.

We have a garden that needs cutting back, weeds to be pulled, landscaping to be done.  If you are looking for a great gig for the kids (big kids too!) over the summer, we have the perfect outdoor activity for you!

Interested in helping out around the "yard" at LCS?  Please contact Volunteer Coordinator, Cher Frampton - 302-654-8886, x 107 or

News You Can Use June 2016

 Fun with Samples in Choice  Pantry
 LCS received a large donation of lentil 
casseroles -  ready to cook and packed with protein - but clients  kept passing them by on the shelves. To show  clients how delicious they are, LCS staff cooked up  a batch and pantry volunteer Sam donned a chef's  hat to pass out samples as people shopped. 
Sometimes All You Need is a Helping Hand
When Luz arrived at the LCS offices looking for a church she was staying with her son after moving from Puerto Rico. Unfortunately, her living situation was not what she had hoped and she needed help collecting paperwork and finding a place to live. Assistant Program Director Jean Washington drove her to the Social Security office and the Wilmington Housing Authority before bringing her back to the office to get some groceries. When Luz came the following week for more food, it was with good news; she had picked up her Social Security card, learned how to navigate the bus system and, best of all, had found an affordable apartment!
 "Sharing Way" Path Coming
 LCS is pleased to announce the "Sharing Way"  personalized brick project. Created to help offset  the cost of additional waterproofing needed at  our headquarters, the bricks will also help  beautify the front of the building once the  waterproofing is complete. Bricks can be  purchased for $150 with 3 lines of up to 20  characters (spaces and punctuation included)  each of custom text. Click here for the online ordering form.
Walk Run Organizers Needed
We're looking for people interested in helping to organize this year's 25th Annual Hunger Walk Run. If you'd like to represent your church, company, or organization at our planning meetings (two 1-hour meetings to be held between now and the Walk) please contact Steve Tindall at x. 105 or by email.
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Lutheran Community Services
2809 Baynard Blvd.
Wilmington, DE 19802