Schedule

Dear LASL clients!  The 2021 Spring package collection will take place between March 31-April 18, 2021. Please see schedule below!

If you would like to schedule a personal effects move, art, or commercial shipment to coincide with package pickups, please call and advise us in advance!


 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 = $53.00. ( $ x .85 = euro)   (Fe b, 2021)                                               

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 "OtrÔ elpa" in Riga - a non-profit organization modeled on the "Goodwill" industry, whereby proceeds from sales are donated to charities. 

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.


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midwest dates                   Click here for: west coast dates

East Coast SPRING 201 PACKAGE SHIPMENT:

Boston, MA:Latvian Ev. Luth. Church, 58 Irving St, Brookline, MA:   
   Saturday, April 10  from 1-3 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:     
   Monday, April 12 at 10:30 am

East Brunswick, NJNEW ADDRESS: 42 Gates Ave, E.Brunswick, NJ: Wednesday, April 14 from 10:30-11:30                                                  

Yonkers,NY: New York Latvian Ev Luth Church, 254 Valentine Ave, Yonkers, NY 10705:                         
   Saturday, April 17 from 1:30-2:30 pm                               

Manchester, CT:  Corner of Spring and Garden Street (21 Garden St)                                                 
   Please call if you would like us to stop in Manchester for the  April 2021 shipment                                          

Poughkeepsie,NY:  2 Merry Hill Rd, Poughkeepsie:                                                                             
   Sunday, April 11 from 10-11:30 am             

Priedaine: New Jersey Latvian Society, Freehold, NJ: please call!

Long Island/Sala: Latvian Lutheran Church 4 Riga Lane, Melville, NY:                                                   
   Saturday, April  17  from 10-11 am

Washington, DC: Latvian Luth Church, rear parking lot: 400 Hurley Ave, Rockville, MD:                          
   Sunday, April 11 from 4:30-5:30 pm

Wilmington, DE: Baidins residence: 1104 Windon Drive, Wilmington DE:    Monday, April 12 at 9 am  

                      

 SOUTH and MIDWEST collection points for SPRING 2021 shipment: 

Atlanta and St Petersburg, FL: please call!

Indianapolis: Latvian Center: 1008 W 64th St, Indianapolis,  Wednesday, March 31 @ 6 pm

Chicago#1: St Peter's Latvian Congregation: 450 Forest Preserve Drive, Wood Dale, IL:
Wednesday, April 7 at 1 pm
(if LASL driver is delayed, please call NJ office!: (973) 744-6565)

Chicago#2: Addison/Ashland St intersection:  Please call to arrange pickup! ( Friday, April 9)

Milwaukee, WI: Latvian Luth Church: 1853 N 75th St, Milwaukee, WI                                             
   Wednesday, April 7 at 5 pm                                                                                                         

Minneapolis: Latvian Lutheran Church 3152 17th Ave, Minneapolis, MN:                                              
   Thursday, April 8 at 12 Noon                                      

"Latvijas Ciems": 10740 Kurzeme Rd, Three Rivers, MI:                                                                     
   Saturday, April 10 at 10:30 am

Kalamazoo: Latvian Center: 100 Cherry Hill Dr, Kalamazoo, MI:                                                       
   Saturday, April 10 at 12 noon

Detroit: Latvian Luth Church: 30623 W 12 Mile Rd, Farmington Hills, MI:                                               
   Saturday, April 10 at 5 pm

Cleveland, OH: 
Latvian Lutheran Church: 1385 Andrews Ave, Lakewood, OH:                                        
   Sunday, April 11 at 8:30 am
                                

WESTERN US collection points:

San Francisco: 1563 Lincoln Ave, Alameda, CA 94501: Saturday, April 3 from 12-2 pm.

Seattle: Latvian Center: 11710- 3rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98125: Collection planned for early APRIL: date tba

Portland: Latvian Center: 5500 Dosch Rd, Portland, OR: please call; currently not planning on Apr2021 pickup

If sending your package to us via UPS/USPS, or dropping off at the warehouse or office, please ensure that it reaches us by Monday, April 19, 2021!

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