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Volunteers Glad to Load First Container of 2020

On August 21st Mid-Atlantic Branch was blessed with twenty-two volunteers who came out to load our first shipment of humanitarian aid for the Republic of Georgia. The container was filled with boxes of winter clothing, shoes, and linens, as well as medical equipment, bicycles, and over 70,000 Kids Against Hunger meals. This is the second…

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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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