Happy New Year to everyone! This year we will be scheduling three package collections, arriving in Latvia for Easter, Jāņi, Christmas. We will be collecting books for schools and libraries concurrently with each shipment. Please see schedule and please note package guidelines!
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 = $52.00. ( $ x .88 euro) (1/15/19)
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 books 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.
The next collection of packages will be for Christmas 2017, and will take place at our collection points from mid-October thru the first weekend in November.
East Coast Winter 2019 PACKAGE SHIPMENT SCHEDULE: delivery planned for Easter.
Boston, MA:Latvian Ev. Luth. Church, 58 Irving St, Brookline, MA: Saturday, February 23 from 2:30-4 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, March 2 @1 pm
East Brunswick, NJ: New Brunswick & Lakewood Ev Luth Church, 12 Gates Ave, East Brunswick, NJ: Saturday, March 2 @ 11 am
Lancaster: please call!
Yonkers, NY: New York Latvian Ev Luth Church, 254 Valentine Ave, Yonkers, NY 10705: Saturday, March 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, February 24 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, March 2 from 10-11 am
Washington, DC: Latvian Luth Church, rear-parking lot: 400 Hurley Ave, Rockville, MD:
Sunday, March 3 from 9-10:45 am
Wilmington, DE: Baidins residence: 1104 Windon Drive, Wilmington DE:
Saturday, March 2 @2:30 pm
SOUTH and MIDWEST collection points for MAY 2018 shipment:
Atlanta: please contact Inese (770-262-3800) to arrange drop-off before Feb 22.
St Petersburg, FL: Latvian Center: 17905 9th Ave, N, St Petersburg, FL: Saturday, 12:30-3 pm
Indianapolis: Latvian Center: 1008 W 64th St, Indianapolis, IN:
Monday, February 18 @ 6 pm
Chicago#1: St Peter's Latvian Congregation: 450 Forest Preserve Drive, Wood Dale, IL:
Friday, February 22 @ 1 pm
(if LASL driver is delayed, please call NJ office!: 963 744 6565)
Chicago#2: Addison/Ashland St intersection: Friday, February 22 @ approx 8 pm
Milwaukee, WI: Latvian Lutheran Church: 1853 N 75th St, Milwaukee, WI: Friday, February 22 @ 5 pm
Minneapolis: Latvian Lutheran Church 3152 17th Ave, Minneapolis, MN: See you in early May!
"Latvijas Ciems": 10740 Kurzeme Rd, Three Rivers, MI:
Saturday, February 23 @11 am
Kalamazoo: Latvian Center: 100 Cherry Hill Dr, Kalamazoo, MI:
Saturday, February 23 @ 12 noon
Detroit: Latvian Lutheran Church: 30623 W 12 Mile Rd, Farmington Hills, MI:
Saturday, February 23 @ 5pm
Cleveland, OH: Latvian Lutheran Church: 1385 Andrews Ave, Lakewood, OH:
Sunday, February 24 @ 9:45 am
WESTERN US collection points:
San Francisco: 1563 Lincoln Ave, Alameda, CA 94501: Saturday, from 10am-1pm
Los Angeles: Latvian Center: 1955 Riverside Dr, Los Angeles, CA:
Saturday, from 10am-12pm
Portland: Latvian Center: 5500 Dosch Rd, Portland, OR: Sunday, from 9-10:45 am
Seattle: Latvian Center: 11710 3rd Ave NE, Seattle WA 98175: please call!
If sending your package to us via UPS/USPS, please ensure that it reaches us by Friday, March 1, 2019.
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
January 17, 2019
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