Update on 6/13 notice: Packages and the book shipment are in the process of being delivered throughout Latvia; 6/18: our office reports that deliveries in Kurzeme have been completed.
he Spring package shipment, as of June 13, has arrived and cleared customs at the port of Riga; package delivery is estimated to be around "Jāņi"- the Summer Solstice. 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. We will be collecting books for schools and libraries concurrently with each shipment. Please see schedule and please note package guidelines. Please contact us in advance for consultations on paperwork needed for artwork and other shipments. 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 = $51.00. ( $ x .89 euro) (4/4/19)
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 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 Spring 2019 PACKAGE SHIPMENT SCHEDULE:
SHIPMENT is en route to Latvia: ETA around "Jāņi".
Boston, MA:Latvian Ev. Luth. Church, 58 Irving St, Brookline, MA: Wednesday, May 8 from 3-4:30 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, May 11 @1 pm
East Brunswick, NJ: New Brunswick & Lakewood Ev Luth Church, 12 Gates Ave, East Brunswick, NJ: Saturday, May 11 @ 11 am
Lancaster: please call!
Yonkers, NY: New York Latvian Ev Luth Church, 254 Valentine Ave, Yonkers, NY 10705: Saturday, May 4 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, May 5 from 10-11 am
Priedaine: New Jersey Latvian Society, Freehold, NJ: please call!
Long Island/Sala: Latvian Lutheran Church - 4 Riga Lane, Melville, NY:
Saturday, May 4 from 10-11 am
Washington, DC: Latvian Luth Church, rear-parking lot: 400 Hurley Ave, Rockville, MD:
Sunday, May 12 from 9-10:45 am
Wilmington, DE: Baidins residence: 1104 Windon Drive, Wilmington DE:
Saturday, May 11 @2:30 pm
SOUTH and MIDWEST collection points for Spring 2019 shipment
Atlanta: please contact Inese (770-262-3800) to arrange drop-off
St Petersburg, FL: see you in the Fall!
Indianapolis: Latvian Center: 1008 W 64th St, Indianapolis, IN:
Monday, April 29 @ 6 pm
Chicago#1: St Peter's Latvian Congregation: 450 Forest Preserve Drive, Wood Dale, IL:
Wednesday, May 1 @ 1 pm **date change!
(if LASL driver is delayed, please call NJ office!: (973) 744-6565)
Chicago#2: Addison/Ashland St intersection: Friday, May 3 @ approx 8 pm
Milwaukee, WI: Latvian Lutheran Church: 1853 N 75th St, Milwaukee, WI: Wednesday, May 1 @ 5 pm **date change!
Minneapolis: Latvian Lutheran Church 3152 17th Ave, Minneapolis, MN:
Thursday, May 2 @ 12 pm **date change!
"Latvijas Ciems": 10740 Kurzeme Rd, Three Rivers, MI:
Saturday, May 4 @11 am
Kalamazoo: Latvian Center: 100 Cherry Hill Dr, Kalamazoo, MI:
Saturday, May 4 @ 12 noon
Detroit: Latvian Lutheran Church: 30623 W 12 Mile Rd, Farmington Hills, MI:
Saturday, May 4 @ 5pm
Cleveland, OH: Latvian Lutheran Church: 1385 Andrews Ave, Lakewood, OH:
Sunday, May 5 @ 9:45 am
WESTERN US collection points:
San Francisco: 1563 Lincoln Ave, Alameda, CA 94501:
See you in the fall, or we suggest you ship to us via UPS if interested in Spring package collection.
Los Angeles: Latvian Center: 1955 Riverside Dr, Los Angeles, CA: Sunday, April 28 from 11:30 am- 12:30 pm
Portland: Latvian Center: 5500 Dosch Rd, Portland, OR: planned date: Sunday, April 28 from 11-12 pm
Seattle: Latvian Center: 11710 3rd Ave NE, Seattle WA 98175: Monday, April 29 from 10-11:30 am
If sending your package to us via UPS/USPS, please ensure that it reaches us by Friday, May 10.
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.
July 23, 2019
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