The Christmas shipment packages were delivered in time for Christmas;  Book shipment delivery to schools and libraries will continue into the New Year.

Please note that sailing time for our WINTER shipment packages which were collected in Feb/March was delayed due to weather conditions on the East coast and Midwest.  Consequently, the shipment will arrive in Latvia mid-April, and deliveries will take place in the latter part of April.  Consequently, we will also delay the May shipment by approx. 2 weeks so that Winter packages are received before we collect the Spring shipment.
Thank you for your patience and understanding!


Photo: courtesy of a package delivery driver after delivering the last package on his route to a rural address in Aizpute. Weather conditions this year aided prompt and seamless delivery!

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midwest dates                   Click here for: west coast dates

Boston, MA: Boston Latvian Ev. Luth. Church - 58 Irving Street, Brookline, MA:       Saturday,  February 28th from 2:30-4 pm                         

Catskills: Rota, Elka Park, NY: please call!

Philadelphia, PA: St. Johns Latvian Ev. Luth. Church, 301 N. Newtown St Rd., Newtown Sq, PA:
  Saturday, February 28th@ 1 pm

East Brunswick, NJ: New Brunswick & Lakewood Ev Luth Church, 12 Gates Ave, East Brunswick, NJ:  
  Saturday, February 28th @ 10:30 am

Yonkers, NY: New York Latvian Ev Luth Church, 254 Valentine Ave, Yonkers, NY 10705:                  Sunday, March 1 at 11:30 am        

Lancaster, PA: see you in May, 2015!

Manchester, CT: Latvian Lutheran Church Congregation, Spring and Garden Street (21 Garden St), please call!

Poughkeepsie, NY: 2 Merry Hill Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603:       
Saturday: February 28th from 9-10 am                                                          

Priedaine: New Jersey Latvian Society, Freehold, NJ: please call - (973) 744-6565 x. 5.

Long Island/Sala: Latvian Lutheran Church Congregation - 4 Riga Lane, Melville, NY:
   Please call:
(973) 744-6565 x. 5. or write: to schedule drop-off time for Feb shipment

Washington, DC / Rockville, MD: Washington Latvian Lutheran Church 400 Hurley Ave, Rockville, MD: Sunday, March 1st from 9:30 to 10:45 am

Wilmington, DE: Baidins Residence 1104 Windon Dr., Wilmington, DE:                                  
   Saturday, February 28th @ 2:30 pm

Midwest and Southern States schedule & addresses for small package collection points for the WINTER 2015 shipment:
Click here for: east coast dates                Click here for: west coast dates

Atlanta, GA: 2131 Meadowbrook Ln, Marietta, GA 30067: (please contact: see you in May 2015!             

St. Petersburg, FL: St Petersburg Latvian Society - 1705 9th Ave, N. St. Petersburg, FL                              Monday, February 16th from 1:30-3 pm          

Indianapolis, IN: Latvian Community Center - 1008 W. 64 Street, Indianapolis, IN:
   Monday, February 16th at 6 pm

Chicago, IL: two locations:
St. Peter's  Church - 450 Forest Preserve Drive, Wood Dale, IL:                                                            Friday, February 20th at 1 pm.  (please allow for potential traffic-related delays

AND FRIDAY evening, February 20th @ approx 9pm, Chicago - near Ashland/Addison Aves: please call!

Milwaukee, WI: Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Congregation - 1853 N. 75 St., Milwaukee, WI:    
Friday, February 20th at 5 pm       

Minneapolis, MN: Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Congregation - 3152 17th Ave., S. Minneapolis, MN 55407
See you in May, 2015!

Three Rivers, MI: Latvijas Ciemā: 10740 Kurzeme Rd, Three Rivers, MI:        
  Saturday,February 21st at 11 am

Kalamazoo, MI: Kalamazoo Latvian Community Center - 100 Cherry Hill Dr., Kalamazoo, MI:
   Saturday, February 21st at 12 noon.

Grand Rapids, MI: Latvian Community Center - 504 Grand Ave., NE, Grand Rapids, MI: please call!

Detroit, MI: St. Paul Latvian Ev.Luth Congregation- 30623 W12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills, MI:
   Saturday, February 21st at 5pm      

Cleveland, OH: Cleveland Latvian Ev Luth Congregation 1385 Andrews Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107:  
  Sunday, February 22nd at 9:30 am    

West Coast schedule & addresses for small package collection points
for the 2015 WINTER  shipment

Click here for: east coast dates           Click here for: midwest dates

San Francisco area: at the residence of Mara Sidlow, 1563 Lincoln Ave, Alameda, CA 94501
   Saturday, February 14th from 10am-1 pm.

Los Angeles, CA: Los Angeles Latvian Community Center - 1955 Riverside Dr., Los Angeles, CA:
Sunday, February 8th, from 10am-12:30 pm

Portland, OR: Latvian Community Center - 5500 Dosch Road, Portland, OR
Sunday, February 22nd, from 9-10:45 am.

Seattle, WA: Latvian Community Center - 11710 3rd Ave NE, Seattle, WA

If you send (UPS/USPS) your packages to our warehouse in NJ, please kindly ensure that they are scheduled to arrive by Friday, February 27, 2015. Please send as below to our warehouse address:

Your name, package registration no.
c/o Latvian American Shipping Line
530 Duncan Ave,
Jersey City, NJ 07306

Please follow rules for packages destined for the European Union. Declare values in Euros, please make sure personal packages do not exceed 45 euros in value per package to one individual. Please see exchange rate on the right of this page!  Please limit weight to 30-35 lbs (or less) per box (suggested dimensions 20"x18"x18"); heavier boxes will be repackaged at an additional charge to shipper, or sent via air cargo at air cargo rates; recipient will be responsible for customs clearance at Riga airport.

1/7/15: 45 euro = $53.26 USD

$ x .84 = euro 

For humanitarian aid boxes: If sending only one box, please address the shipment to an individual at the receiving organization.  If your shipment consists of several to many boxes, please call us in advance so that we can discuss the best options for handling this type of shipment.

If you do not have access to the above pickup locations, please contact us, we can provide a pickup
service at a nominal additional fee. Registration numbers can be obtained above but also by phone:
973-744-6565 x. 5 or 201-760-6427 or email:

Thank you!SALA/

March 31, 2015
45 EUR = 48.4200 USD
1 USD = 0.929 EUR

Latvian American Shipping Line

19 N. Mountain Ave, Montclair, N.J. 07042-1810, USA
(973) 744-6565,
(973) 746-7222,