We are now scheduling our Christmas package pick-up tour! The third package shipment of 2019 will be collected from mid-October thru the first weekend in November, with delivery planned for the Christmas season. Book shipments to schools and libraries will be collected concurrently with each shipment, as will art and archive donations to museums. We also encourage you to coordinate any less-than- container load ( i.e. personal effects) moves in conjunction with the package pickup ; inland US will be less expensive than if arranged by commercial carriers! For artwork shipments we kindly ask that you contact us in advance to discuss customs requirements. Please also give us advance notice on any larger shipments you plan to drop off or need picked up in the area of package collection cities.
Please see schedule and please note package guidelines. We look forward to working with you!
Guidelines for packages: Please note that in order for your parcel to be sent as a small package, which includes customs clearance and delivery, it must comply with the the small package guidelines:1)value of the contents of all packages must be designated in EUROs; 2) The total value of merchandise that an individual may receive duty-free is 45 euro, 3) Please limit contents to a max. of 3 items per commodity, ( ie: 3 used girls' sweaters, 2 used womens' sweaters) please limit package weight to under 35 lbs; declare all items.If you have any questions please call prior to packing and we will gladly assist you
Exchange rate: 45 euro = $50.00. ( $ x .91 euro) (9/16/19)
Guidelines for Book shipments: Please note that book shipments to schools and libraries must be addressed to the institution. Your contact person's name should be in parenthesis after the name of the institution. The telephone number you provide should reach your contact person directly.It is not necessary to list all book title; instead give a general description of contents. A box of used books can be assessed a low value, therefor in the vicinity of 10-15 euro per box.
If you have Latvian books you would like to send to Latvia, but no recipient in mind, we suggest "Otrā elpa" in Riga - a non-profit organization modeled on the "Goodwill" industry, whereby proceeds from sales are donated to charities. Please also check back after 9/23/19, when we will provide names of schools in Latvia that are looking to receive books on Latvia's history.
Please see the Latvian National Library link for lists of books they are looking to acquire. If you happen to have any of these elusive editions and would like to donate them, please place book in large envelope, label "LNB collection" and give to our driver for transfer to NJ. We will compile all donations and deliver to the Library.
If mailing packages directly to our warehouse, please address packages:
Your name, Package registration number
c/o Latvian American Shipping Line,
84 Harbor Drive,
Jersey City, NJ 07305.
We suggest that you also call to notify us, so that we know to look for the parcels.
East Coast CHRISTMAS 2019 PACKAGE SHIPMENT SCHEDULE:Boston, MA:Latvian Ev. Luth. Church, 58 Irving St, Brookline, MA: Saturday, October 26 from 2:30 to 4 pm
Catskills: Rota, Elka Park, NY: Please call if you would like to drop off packages at Rota.
Philadelphia, PA: St. Johns Latvian Ev. Luth. Church, 301 N. Newtown St Rd., Newtown Sq, PA:
Saturday, November 2 @1 pm
East Brunswick, NJ: Saturday, November 2 @ 11 am. Specifics on address to be provided.
Lancaster: please call!
Yonkers, NY: New York Latvian Ev Luth Church, 254 Valentine Ave, Yonkers, NY 10705: Saturday, November 2 from 1-2 pm
Manchester, CT: Spring and Garden Street (21 Garden St): Please call to schedule!
Poughkeepsie,NY: 2 Merry Hill Rd, Poughkeepsie:
Sunday, October 27 from 9-10 am
Priedaine: New Jersey Latvian Society, Freehold, NJ: please call!
Long Island/Sala: Latvian Lutheran Church - 4 Riga Lane, Melville, NY:
Saturday, November 2 from 10-11 am
Washington, DC: Latvian Luth Church, rear-parking lot: 400 Hurley Ave, Rockville, MD:
Sunday, November 3 from 9-10:45 am
Wilmington, DE: Baidins residence: 1104 Windon Drive, Wilmington DE:
Saturday, November 2 @2:30 pm
SOUTH and MIDWEST collection points for CHRISTMAS 2019 shipment: Midwest in process of scheduling for Oct 24-27 weekend.
Atlanta and St Petersburg, FL: please call for info on Christmas shipment!
Indianapolis: Latvian Center: 1008 W 64th St, Indianapolis, IN:
Friday, October 18 @ 6 pm
Chicago#1: St Peter's Latvian Congregation: 450 Forest Preserve Drive, Wood Dale, IL:
Wednesday, October 23 @ 1 pm
(if LASL driver is delayed, please call NJ office!: (973) 744-6565)
Chicago#2: Addison/Ashland St intersection: Friday, October 25 @ approx 8 pm
Milwaukee, WI: Latvian Lutheran Church: 1853 N 75th St, Milwaukee, WI: Wednesday, October 23 @ 5 pm
Minneapolis: Latvian Lutheran Church 3152 17th Ave, Minneapolis, MN:
Thursday, October 24 @ 12 pm
"Latvijas Ciems": 10740 Kurzeme Rd, Three Rivers, MI:
Saturday, October 26 @11 am
Kalamazoo: Latvian Center: 100 Cherry Hill Dr, Kalamazoo, MI:
Saturday, October 26 @ 12 noon
Detroit: Latvian Lutheran Church: 30623 W 12 Mile Rd, Farmington Hills, MI:
Saturday, October 26 @ 6pm
Cleveland, OH: Latvian Lutheran Church: 1385 Andrews Ave, Lakewood, OH:
Sunday, October 27 @ 9:45 am
WESTERN US collection points:
San Francisco: 1563 Lincoln Ave, Alameda, CA 94501: Saturday, October 12 from 10-1pm
Los Angeles: Latvian Center:1955 Riverside Dr, Los Angeles,CA:please call about Xmas shipment!
Portland: Latvian Center: 5500 Dosch Rd, Portland, OR: please call about Xmas shipment!
Seattle: Latvian Center: 11710 3rd Ave NE, Seattle WA 98175: please call about Xmas shipment!
If sending your package to us via UPS/USPS, please ensure that it reaches us by Friday, November 1.
Please call about PERSONAL PACKAGE REGULATIONS: 45euro/ recipient is max package value per package to be duty free, and for your package to be accepted as a PERSONAL PACKAGE! All values must be designated in EURO
September 20, 2019
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