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Ukraine Sends Happy Recipient Photos

In December 2019 Mid-Atlantic Branch sent their first container to Ukraine, filled with clothing, blankets, food, medical equipment, bicycles, Hygiene Kits and School Kits. We were notified of the shipment’s safe arrival February 7th, but the contents were not yet distributed. After weeks of waiting we were thrilled on May 4th when gorgeous photos were…

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New Jersey LWML Joins OGT’s Mission

Members of the LWML New Jersey District gathered at King of Kings Lutheran Church in Mountain Lakes on Saturday, February 15th for an Orphan Grain Train orientation and ‘sew-in’.  Leslie Vergallito from King of Kings promoted their first meeting on social media to encourage area participation; 14 women came out to sew, including LWML NJ…

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Open House Raises Awareness

On Saturday afternoon, October 19, 2019, Mid-Atlantic branch held an open house event at their new West Grove warehouse. With the goal of telling visitors about OGT’s mission and encouraging potential volunteers, guests were greeted with tours, special exhibits, giveaways and refreshments.  Two new floor display posters, on loan from the Norfolk office, helped visitors…

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Store Fundraiser Reaches New Record

Boscov’s Department Store helps regional charities raise funds by encouraging the sale of five-dollar discount shopping passes to their annual one-day fall sale. After several weeks of selling passes and telling others about Orphan Grain Train, volunteers from Mid-Atlantic branch were thrilled to learn they raised $4,862, a new high! Success came with the help…

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Meals For Haiti

Mid-Atlantic Branch held back-to-back Kids Against Hunger events in May 2019. Hope Lutheran Church of Levittown, PA, welcomed over 60 participants to pack 16,850 Latin meals – with added dried black beans and special spices, vitamins, and minerals – on May 11th. The following Saturday, May 18th, Christ Memorial Lutheran Church in Malvern, PA, packed…

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MAB Reopens in New Warehouse 

After losing our warehouse space in Wilmington, DE, last August, we are thrilled to announce a new location: God has led us to a wonderful new work site at 8 Federal Road in West Grove, PA. We opened officially on January 16th for sorting and packing donations of clothing, shoes, and household items. In addition…

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Store Fundraiser Overwhelming Success

Boscov’s, a Northeastern department store chain, helps local charities raise funds by inviting them to sell 25% off discount shopping passes to an annual one-day sales event. This year the Mid-Atlantic Branch was blessed with an anonymous donor who pledged to match monies up to $2,000 for “Friends Helping Friends Day.” MAB volunteers eagerly maximized…

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Hygiene Kits for Hurricane Victims

On October 13, 2018, members and friends of Christ Memorial Lutheran Church in Malvern, PA, came together to make hygiene kits for victims of Hurricanes Florence and Michael. Using Action Team funds from Thrivent Financial, branch managers Cliff Kraft and Rob Hall purchased towels, wash cloths, tooth brushes and paste, bath soap, band-aids, and combs….

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