Ascension Lutheran Church (ALC) and its members are happy to support CLWR and its programs. Of particular note are the annual “Gifts of the Heart” Christmas catalogue and the “We Care” program.
“Gifts from the Heart” has inspired individuals and groups within ALC to combine their efforts to support the thoughtful projects and items listed in the catalogue.
The “We Care” program encompasses the full year: members (and friends) knit (teddies), sew (quilts), and gather items (school and hygiene) to send to the CLWR “We Care” program.
Each autumn a work bee is organized to prepare and ship these items to the CLWR warehouse to be distributed to where there is the greatest need.
CLWR is an international relief and development agency of the Lutheran communities that provides opportunities for Canadians to respond to national and international needs.
Their mission is: "Inspired by God’s love for the world, CLWR challenges and responds to the injustice which causes human suffering and poverty. We are committed to working alongside our partners to build resilience through a continual shared learning approach."