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					   Life
  LSA’s annual report for 2009 tells more of the story of our continuing call TO LOVE AND SERVE OUR NEIGHBORS
  - our blueprint to support the more than 300 Lutheran health and human services organizations across the U.S. and
  the Caribbean. Together, we grow toward a society that values generosity, inclusion, justice and mutual care.



Abundant


                                                                                                          Annual
                                                                                                          Report




                                                 Together
                                                                                                          2009




 White paper helps Lutheran Homes
                                                              Abundant advocacy builds relationships
 Society make its case
                                                              Participants in the April 2009 LSA Annual Conference
 Last winter, Lutheran Homes Society                          spent busy days shuttling the few blocks between
 presented Ohio State Senator Teresa Fedor with               the Hyatt Regency and Capitol Hill, where they held
 a white paper outlining statistical data and other           dozens and dozens of productive meetings with
                         information relative to the          Members of Congress and their staffers. The LSA
                          Medicaid issue during
                                                              Reception on the Hill also drew an impressive array of
                           her visit to Lutheran
                            Home at Toledo. Fedor       A     legislators, staffers and White House representatives.
                             toured the skilled               LSA’s President and CEO and LSA’s Director of
                              nursing facility and            Advocacy and Policy meet regularly with ELCA and
                               met residents and              LCMS Lutheran Members of Congress, leaders in
                                direct care staff.
                                                              the Administration and other Washington
                                 The discussion
                                  and white paper             decision makers to build and maintain
                                   helped Lutheran            relationships.
                                     Homes Society
                                      show the effect
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                                                                  support and advocacy
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                                    experiencing
                                                                  LSA-DN’s 19 member organizations provide
                       that will make efficient and
                                                                  support to more than 21,000 individuals in 33
           effective care delivery difficult in the
                                                                  states, the District of Columbia and the U.S.
 future. lutheranhomessociety.org
                                                                  Virgin Islands. The driving force that brings
                                                                  the network together is a mission of providing
                                                                  a ministry of support responsive to the needs
                                                                  of those served. LSA-DN advocates nationally
                                                                  to preserve and strengthen Medicaid for people
                                                                  with developmental disabilities.
 The President’s Circle
                          Supporters       Mr. Mark A. Peterson & Mrs.                Lutheran Immigration
                                                                                                                           Rev. Ralph G. Schmidt & Mrs.
                                                                                                                            Janice E. Schmidt
                                                                                                                           Mr. Willis O. Serr II & Mrs.
                                                                                                                            Susan M. Serr
                                                                                                                           Mrs. Helena A. Silva & Mr.
                                                                                                                            Sergio P. Silva
                                                                                                                                                                 Lutheran Retirement Ministries
                                                                                                                                                                  of Alamance County – Norman
                                                                                                                                                                  C. Berg Fund
                                                                                                                                                                 Lutheran Services for the Elderly
                                                                                                                                                                  Endowment
                                                                                                                                                                 Lutheran Social Services of New
                                            Mary W. Peterson                           and Refugee Service                                                        England
 Donations of $500 or more                                                                                                 Dr. John L. Spieler & Mrs.
 from January 1, 2009                      Mr. Michael D. Robbins & Mrs.              Lutheran Life Communities             Victoria S. Spieler                  Lutheran Social Services of
                                            Tonya M. Robbins                                                                                                      South Dakota
 – December 31, 2009                                                                  Village on the Isle                  Mr. Robert V. Swensen & Mrs.
                                           Dr. Patricia W. Savage & Dr.                                                     Hilma N. Swensen                     Lutheran Social Service of
                                            Roger B. Johnson                                                                                                      Minnesota
 Mr. Chris D. Andersen                                                                                                     Ms. Angela B. Wallingford
                                                                                                                                                                 Lutheran Social Services of
 Mr. Les J. Broker & Mrs. Lena
                                           Ms. Lisa M. Schiller & Mr.
                                            Gregory Schiller
                                                                                      Other Supporters                                                            Illinois
  Broker                                                                              December 1, 2009 –
                                           Ms. Jill A. Schumann & Rev. Dr.                                                 Union Evangelical Lutheran            Lutheran Social Services of
 Mr. Kent D. Burgess & Mrs.                                                           January 31, 2010                      Church                                Michigan
                                            Mark Oldenburg
  Linda J. Burgess
                                           Mr. John E. Schumann & Mrs.                                                                                           Luther Manor
 Dr. Clyde J. Christmas III & Mrs.                                                    Mrs. Heather L. Ansley & Mr.
                                            Linda A. Schumann                          Jonathan E. Ansley
  G. G. Christmas – in memory
  of Norman C. Berg
                                                                                                                           Grants, Foundations                   Lutheran Trust
                                           Dr. Kurt M. Senske & Mrs.
                                            Laurie Senske
                                                                                      Mr. Daniel M. Bringman & Mrs.        and Sponsors                          Mill Neck Family of
 Mr. Ralston H. Deffenbaugh                                                            Lucinda L. Bringman                 January 1, 2009 –                      Organizations
  Jr. & Mrs. Miriam Boraas                 Mr. Samuel M. Sipes
  Deffenbaugh                                                                         Mrs. Kathleen V. Elliott Chillison   December 31, 2009                     National Lutheran Home and
                                           Rev. William C. Snyder & Mrs.               & Mr. Robert J. Chillison II                                               Village
 Ms. Heather L. Feltman & Mr.               Patricia B. Snyder
  Ronald W. Feltman                                                                   Ms. Paula Ford                       Bethesda Lutheran                     National Lutheran Home for
                                           Mr. Thomas J. Stofac & Rev.                                                      Communities                           the Aged
 Dr. Luanne B. Fisher & Mr.                                                           Mr. Hunter James Hansen
                                            Leslie J. Fox
  Barrett C. Fisher III                                                                                                    Board of Pensions – Evangelical       Stevens Worldwide Van Lines
                                                                                      Mrs. Patricia J. Holford & Mr.        Lutheran Church in America
                                           Ms. Julie Swanson & Mr. Bruce               James L. Holford
 Mr. Ted W. Goins Jr. & Mrs.                Swanson                                                                                                              Tacoma Lutheran Home and
  Cheryl W. Goins                                                                                                          CDW                                     Retirement Community
                                                                                      Mr. Robert Kay & Mrs. Virginia
                                           Rev. Dr. David L. Tiede & Mrs.              Wells-Kay
 Mr. Garth H. Greimann & Mrs.               Martha G. Tiede                                                                Mission Investment Fund               Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
  Lindsay L. Greimann                                                                                                       – Evangelical Lutheran Church
                                                                                      Rev. David J. Keller & Mrs.           in America                           Unemployment Services Trust
                                           Mrs. Linda M. Timmons & Mr.                 Susan A. Keller
 Ms. Ruth A. Henrichs                       Randy Timmons
                                                                                                                           Church in Society – Evangelical       This list of donors was compiled by the
 Mr. Jeffrey P. Kinney & Rev.                                                         Rev. John R. Kotovsky                 Lutheran Church of America
                                           Dr. Robert W. Tuttle                                                                                                  financial offices of Lutheran Services in
  Rebecca J. Bourret                                                                  Ms. Jeanean D. Merkel & Mr.                                                America (LSA) and produced by the LSA
                                           Rev. Dr. Lee H. Wesley                                                          KenCrest Centers                      Director of Communications. The list is
 Mr. Frederick G. Kraegel & Mrs.                                                       David Ferguson
                                                                                                                                                                 to be used only as information for LSA,
  Karen E. Kraegel                         Rev. Gary L. Wheeler                                                            Krumholz Wind Whiting Fund            its members and friends. All other uses,
                                                                                      Ms. Cynthia S. Nelson
                                                                                                                                                                 especially commercial, are strictly prohibited.
 Dr. and Mrs. Karl A. Kreft                                                                                                World Relief and Human Care           Contributions received by LSA between
                                                                                      Dr. Sheila Radford-Hill               – The Lutheran Church–               January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2009 are
 Mr. Paul W. Middeke & Mrs.                Augustana Care Corporation                 Mr. Terry Robertson                   Missouri Synod                       recognized in this Report. Contributions made
  Gwen Middeke                                                                                                                                                   after that time will be recognized in the 2010
                                           California Lutheran Homes and              Mr. J. Pat Ross & Mrs. Nancy B.      Lutheran Family Services of           Annual Report. Every effort has been made to
 Dr. Robert G. Miles & Mrs. Mary            Community Services                         Ross – in honor of Mr. & Mrs.        Virginia                             ensure the accuracy of this list.
  M. Miles                                                                             Stephen Benson, Mr. and Mrs.                                              Please make us aware of any errors by
                                           Lutheran Foundation of St Louis                                                 Lutheran Homes Society                contacting John Carter, Manager of
 Ms. Cynthia S. Osborne & Dr.                                                          David Benson, Mrs. Susan R.
                                                                                       Armstrong                                                                 Administration at jcarter@lutheranservices.org
  Andrew J. Cherlin                                                                                                        Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry        or 410-230-3548. Thank you!




Balance Sheet / Financial Position                                                                                         Statement of Activities
                                                                                               June 30, 2009
  ASSETS                                                                                                        REVENUE       Statement of Activities       July 1, 2008 – June 30, 2009

  Current assets                                                        179,867                                 Evangelical Lutheran Church                                  592,526
                                                                                                                in America
  Investments                                                       1,350,000
                                                                                                                The Lutheran Church-
  Deposits held for Managed                                                                                                                                                  235,000
                                                                        181,134                                 Missouri Synod
  Networks (as fiscal agent)
                                                                                                                Membership Dues                                              570,153
  Property and equipment                                                  39,821
  (net of depreciation)                                                                                         Contributions from Individuals                                  25,139
                                                                                                                and Organizations
  Total Assets                                                       1,750,822
                                                                                                                Temporarily Restricted Grants                                110,500
                                                                                                                Annual Conference and
  LIABILITIES                                                                                                                                                                264,216
                                                                                                                Other Events
  Accounts Payable and Accrued                                                                                  Service Fees and
                                                                        119,934                                                                                              456,229
  expenses                                                                                                      Other Earned Income
  Deferred membership dues                                              326,218                                 Investment Income                                                47,973
  Deposits held for Managed                                                                                     Total Revenue                                             2,301,736
                                                                        181,134
  Networks (as fiscal agent)
  Total Liabilities                                                      627,286
                                                                                                                EXPENSES       Statement of Activities       July 1, 2008 – June 30, 2009

                                                                                                                Human Resources and
  NET ASSETS                                                                                                                                                              1,789,099
                                                                                                                Related Expenses
  Unrestricted                                                         965,040                                  Annual Conference and                                        199,907
                                                                                                                Other Events
  Temporarily restricted                                               158,496
                                                                                                                Other Specific Programs
  Total Net Assets                                                  1,123,536                                                                                                264,782
                                                                                                                and Projects
                                                                                                                Office Operations & Support,                                 265,629
  Total Liabilities and Net Assets                                   1,750,822                                  Financial and Other
                                                                                                                Total Expenses **                                         2,519,418
                                                                                                            ** Included in Total Expenses: Management and General                    296,384
 Clifton Gunderson audited LSA’s financial records for the fiscal year July 1, 2008 - June
 30, 2009 and issued an unqualified opinion. A copy of the full audit report is available by                    Change in Net Assets                                   (217,682)
 contacting Lutheran Services in America, 700 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21230.
                Life
         Abundant



                                                 Together
In the 2009 Report of the President          slowed giving. Many organizations              reaching out to local and state
and CEO, I wrote, “When the                  responded by freezing salaries and             representatives to better tell the
prevailing order is disrupted, those         reducing benefits. Many found ways             story of their contribution to
with a vision of a better future             to trim purchasing. Others had to              the fabric of society. Some
can lead with a new picture of               contract or close programs.                    organizations are even finding ways
possibilities.”                                                                             to pilot new programs and offer
                                             At first glance, this                          innovative services.
The economic disruption throughout           does not seem to                               In this report you’ll read about how
the world certainly shaped the past          presage abundant                               LSA is finding new ways to paint
year for the alliance that is Lutheran       life or a better future.                       pictures of possibilities of a society
Services in America – 314 health
and human service organizations
                                             But, for those with                            that is more generous, inclusive
connected to the Evangelical
                                             vision, the picture of                         and just. LSA has many partners in
Lutheran Church in America and The           possibilities is                               this work, including those donors
Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod.              just beginning to                              and supporters – individual and
                                             take shape.                                    organizational – listed in this report.
Local demand for services rose – in                                                         We are very grateful to everyone
some cases by 50 percent or more             “We are focused on getting much                who participates with us in painting
– as more people needed assistance           better with the effectiveness and              this picture. You can find out much
with basics and with supports                efficiency of all our programs,”               more about LSA’s abundant life
for aging, disabilities, family              said one CEO recently. “Our                    together at our website:
well-being and financial stability.          collaborations have increased in               www.lutheranservices.org.
Governments, feeling the financial           number and quality by 28 percent,”
                                             said another. Volunteer engagement             It is a vision of abundant life
pinch, reduced or delayed payments.
                                             is skyrocketing. Many organizations            together. It is possible. It is our
Available credit and financing
shrunk. Foundations and individuals          are increasing marketing budgets,              future.




               Jill Schumann                                                         Patricia Savage
               President and CEO                                                     Board Chair

Board of Directors
Dr. Patricia Savage, Chairperson; Mr. Ted W. Goins, Jr., Vice Chairperson; Ms. Kathleen Elliott Chillison, Treasurer;
Rev. Dr. David H. Benke, Secretary; Mr. Chris Andersen; Rev. Dr. David L. deFreese; Ms. Barbara Dröher-Kline;
Rev. Alan Erdman; Mr. William Hanawalt; Rev. Matthew Harrison; Mr. Frederick Kraegel; Rev. Dr. Rebecca Larson;
Mr. Mark Peterson; Dr. Sheila Radford-Hill; Dr. Kurt Senske; Mr. Samuel Sipes; Ms. Linda Timmons; Dr. Robert W. Tuttle




LSA Ends Policies                 The Lutheran social
                                                                                  The Lutheran
                                                                                 social ministry
                                                                                expresses a spirit
                                                                               of possibility and a
                                                                                                                LSA and its
                                                                                                         members, in partnership
                                                                                                         with others, are leading
                                                                                                         a movement of hope and
                               ministry organizations are                        will that shapes         grace toward a society
The Lutheran social ministry   healthy and vital, engaged   The Lutheran            the future.           that values generosity,
   system has integrated,       in effective service and   social ministry                                 inclusion, justice and
  results-driven capacity.             advocacy.          organizations live                                    mutual care.
                                                          out their Lutheran
                                                              identities.
Living                                 with abundance
        Exploring emerging technologies for abundant independent living
                                                                                                                                        Growing
                                                                                                                                    ...and

                                                                                                                                               LSA is “Growth Ready”
                                                                                                                                                                          relationships
        LSA is taking leadership in the emerging field of assistive and monitoring                                                             Last spring LSA embarked on a journey to develop the capacity and expertise to scale effective,
        technologies to facilitate independent living for people with disabilities                                                             sustainable programs and enterprises across the LSA system. We call the emergent program
        or the frailties of age. LSA members are beginning to make investments                                                                 Growth Ready: A Center for Enterprise. The early phase is supported by funding from the
        in these technologies and there is good opportunity for LSA to equip and                                                               Lutheran Services for the Elderly Endowment at the ELCA with a focus on scalable programs in
        aggregate members for learning and economies of scale. LSA is convening                                                                aging services. Once developed, the new capacity to disseminate good ideas and programs will
        a Tech Team to explore opportunities for the LSA system in emerging                                                                    be expanded to include other populations and services. One critical component of LSA’s new
        technologies and a retiring LSA member CEO has agreed to chair.                                                                        venture is the development of mechanisms for identifying successful, sustainable programs. LSA
                                                                                                                                               is reaching out to partner with member organizations and others to identify such programs. This
                                                                                         Seminarians, medical students
                                                                                         and elders live                                       work is exciting and ambitious. By working together to identify, develop, evaluate, invite, share,
                                                                                         together at Augustana                                 replicate and scale programs that have proven successful, LSA will weave together an even
              St. Peter’s Place, a 46-unit facility began
                                                                                                                                               stronger national community of providers with even greater impact.
              providing affordable, independent and assisted                             A new initiative bringing generations
              living options to mostly low- to moderate-                                 together enables medical and seminary
              income seniors in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin,
                                                                                         students to live at Augustana
              in the former St. Peter’s church and adjacent
              school. Lutheran Home and Health Services                                  Apartments in Minneapolis in
              (LHHS) was chosen as partner to provide                                    community with elder residents. As
              a quality and affordable housing option for                                students need housing                                                                          “We already had tough, we needed the love!” “There were
              independent older                                                          and Augustana has                                                                              people in my life to help me find the way,” said Annette, who
              adults wishing to                                                          vacancies, the plan meets                                                                      reconnected with Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota to say
              age in place as well                                                       the needs of all involved.                                                                     thank you for touching her life in a positive way. Annette is a former
              as people requiring                                                        Last fall, two medical                                                                         resident and student in LSS of South Dakota’s Residential Programs
              supportive care.                                                           students moved into                                                                            for Children and Youth, who came to the program at 16 as a ward
              Commonwealth                                                               Augustana Apartments.                                                                          of the state. Today, Annette is a successful occupational therapist, a
              Development rehabbed                                                       They eat and socialize                                                                         mother of three children and happily married.
A             the existing buildings                                                     with older neighbors.
                                                                                         Some transport
                                                                                                                                                                                        In spite of her own experiences, Annette
                                                                                                                                                                                        gave her children a happy home and a good
              and used new
              construction to create                                                     neighbors to see                                                                               start in life. LSS of South Dakota provides
              additional units. LHHS                                                     their doctors and                                                                              24-hour care for children ages 10 to 17
                                                                                         help them navigate                                                                             through psychiatric residential treatment,
              has been providing
                                                                                         the health care           Augustana                                                            intensive residential treatment and group
              quality healthcare and
                                                  St. Peters Place                                                                Apartment
              housing in Fond du Lac                                                     system. Students
                                                                                         also complete
                                                                                                                                           s                                            care programs. Lutheran Social Services of
                                                                                                                                                                                        South Dakota on the web at lsssd.org
              for more than 70 years.
                                                                                         home health aide training to be
                                                                                         on call in case of emergencies. Now,
                                                                                         three seminary students have moved
                             Adult day program turns care recipients into                into Augustana Apartments and will                                       Liberty Lutheran builds caring communities                                               Photo by Think
                              volunteers                                                 intern with Augustana chaplains in the                                    across generations                                                                                    stock

                                                                                         coming year. Augustana on the web at                                                                                                     D
                                Abundant Living Adult Day Services in                    augustanacare.org                                                          Last year, students from the George Washington
                                   Salisbury, North Carolina, part of Lutheran                                                                                       Beacon School, a program of Lutheran Children
                                    Services for the Aging, provides services to                                                                                      and Family Service, teamed up with residents of
                                      people who have become socially isolated
                                        because of age, income, infirmity or
                                                                                                B                                                                      Paul’s Run, a retirement community, to create
                                                                                                                                                                       an impressive Garden Mosaic. The project was
                                         geography. To thank the community that                                                                                         directed by NetworkArts, a city mural program.
                              ant                                                                       C
                          bundrvices
                                          has supported the program, participants                                                                                        Residents and students filled in the outlined
                      t A Se
                                           and staff began the Community Service                                                                                          design with pieces of colorful tile, broken glass,

             arroll lat Day               Calendar. They collect pop-tops for scout                                                                                        beads and pieces of mirror to add dimension

         en Cg Adu
                                    troops, soup labels for schools, rags for the                                                                                          and sparkle to the mural’s appearance.
        K in                   animal shelter, and eyeglasses for the Lions Club – all                                                                                      Paul’s Run residents were proud to work on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            E
         Liv             items that can be donated at no extra cost to participants.
                   It is a project of purpose, dignity, and community service                                                                     Paul’s Ru
                                                                                                                                                           n                 something they had never done before, and
                                                                                                                                                                             students learned how much the residents had
              recognizing that people who may appear to have only needs always                                                                                to contribute. Together, the residents, students and staff
             have something to give, especially their desire to make a difference                                                                  unveiled the culmination of a three month labor of love: a celebration
             for others. Lutheran Services for the Aging on the web at lsanc.org                                                                   of intergenerational friendships. Liberty Lutheran Services on the web




Building with
                                                                                                                                                   at libertylutheran.org




                                                communities
      Partnering to build capacity in volunteerism
                                                                                                                                                                           our neighbors
                                                                                                                                               Sharing an abundance of consultation expertise
      In 2009, LSA laid the groundwork and fundraising to plan a joint initiative                                                              A multi-service, multi-site organization recently engaged LSA on a project to respond
      with Lutheran Volunteer Corps called Lutheran Volunteerism – A Capacity                                                                  more quickly and consistently to inquiries and referrals – to create smoother, faster, better
      Building Project. Together, LSA and LVC will develop two new programs.                                                                   connections and to establish the provision of great information as a market differentiator.
      Jubilee Volunteers will extend LVC’s reach beyond its current residential                                                                This is just one of many consultations LSA has conducted in the last year. LSA has access
      model, making service accessible to a wider range of volunteers – younger,                                                               to more than 60 consultants with deep experience who assist with discovery, strategy,
      older, working and retired – in rural and urban settings. The Center for                                                                 and implementation for a wide range of issues including board and staff development,
      Volunteerism at LSA is envisioned as a new central hub for volunteerism                                                                  organizational growth, strategic planning and new program strategy to name just a few.
      within the Lutheran community. The initiative is made possible through
      generous funding from the Lutheran Services for the Elderly Endowment.
      The project goal is to increase and leverage the Lutheran system’s                                                                                                                                                       Hope is alive
      capacity for social impact through volunteerism. Between an                                                                                    Biking buddies beat the odds This is
                                                                               Donating prescriptions for people                                     how you ride your bike to work when you are                               Four years ago Linda, a single mother,
      ailing economy that renders volunteerism more valuable than              who need them                                                                                                                                   had hit bottom. The wrong friends.
                                                                                                                                                     legally blind. Put your white cane with the red
      ever and a new spirit of national service in the air, the time is right. St. Luke Lutheran Community in                                        tip in your backpack, so it                                               Drugs. Two years in prison. The
                                                                                          cooperation with Omnicare Pharmacy                         sticks up like a flag. Have                                               temporary custody loss of her oldest
                                                                                          will provide a major, ongoing donation                     your friend ride a few feet                                               son Louis. Lutheran Services in Iowa’s
Good News Garage’s “transMISSIONs”
alliance Good News Garage (GNG), the                                                      of medications to LSA member OPEN                          in front of you. This is what                                             (LSI) HOPES program, has helped Linda
flagship social enterprise car donation program                                           M, a nonprofit neighborhood based                          Dave Staley does every                                                    begin a new journey with her two sons.
of Lutheran Social Services of New England,                                               comprehensive ministry working in the                      Wednesday from spring to                                                  “I never had anyone to support me like
is blazing yet another trail. Acting as the car                                           community of South Akron, Ohio. The                        fall to commute to Gladwin                                                this,” Linda said. HOPES helps support
donation agent for other nonprofits, GNG                                                  OPEN M medical clinic is the only free                     County Industries (GCI),                                                  families in
generates a new revenue stream for                                                        medical clinic in the city of Akron and                    where he does piecework                                                   parenting.
these charities and in the process                                                        serves all of Summit County. In 2008,                      for area businesses.                                                      When third-
acquires reliable vehicles to award to                                                    approximately 3000 clients used the                        Dave’s friend is the aptly                                                grader
individuals who need transportation.                                                      OPEN M free clinic as their primary                        named Leroy “Buddy”                                                       Louis
As the quality of donated vehicles has                                                                                                                                                                                         starred in
                                                                                          care institution.                                          Goldsworthy, program
deteriorated with the recession, the
transMISSIONs alliance has enabled
                                                                                          This donation is                                           manager at White Pines,       Dave Staley and “Buddy”                     a school
                                                                                          made possible                                              one of 17 group homes for                                                 play
GNG to share revenue with other
charities, offer them the benefits                                                        by an Ohio law                                             persons with disabilities                                                 recently,
of expertise, and garner a larger                                                         (Ohio Prescription                                         managed by Lutheran Social Services of                                    Linda
inventory of reliable and affordable                                                      Drug Repository                                            Michigan. Lutheran Social Services of Michigan on                         was
cars for families in need. Lutheran                                                       Program) also                                              the web at lssm.org                                                       finally
Social Services of New England on the web                                                 known as Karon’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                               J               right            A new page in
at lssne.org                             Vermont mom Tiana & her                          law, which                                                                                                                           where
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               she               Linda’s life
                                          boys celebrate their car.                       allows medical
                                                                                          institutions to                                                                                                                      wanted to be – proudly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               .

                                   F                                                      donate unused
                                                                                          prescription           Open M provided
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               cheering him on. Lutheran Services in Iowa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               on the web at lsiowa.org
                                                                                                                                                    Program matches corporate in-kind donations
                                                                                          medications in
                                                                                          sealed, single-
                                                                                                              $1.3 million in free meds.            with nonprofits
                                                                                          use packaging to medical clinics to
                                                                                                                                                    Somewhere there’s a tractor-trailer filled with
                                                                                          redistribute them to people
                                  Katie’s Cup offers coffee
                                   and conversation                                       who need them. OPEN M on the
                                                                                                                                                    new personal care items ready to be donated by
                                                                                                                                                    a large corporation. A nearby homeless shelter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                K
                                                                                          web at openm.org                                 I        urgently needs these for local families. Diakon
                                     Opened in 2009 by ZION Development                                                                             Kathryn’s Kloset helps the two find each other.
                                      with help from Rockford Area Lutheran                                                                         The Baltimore-based program collects, stores,
                                      Ministries, Katie’s Cup is a place for                                                                        and distributes new products to nonprofit
                        up                                                                                  H
                   e’s C
                                  the community to come and talk about                                                                              organizations, which in turn connect them

               ati            important issues. Katie’s Cup is one of the greenest               G                                                  with families. A 53,000-square-foot warehouse
             K           businesses in the Rockford area and offers live music,
                     speakers on current affairs, art shows, yoga and more.
                                                                                                                                                    allows corporations to donate in volume. Diakon
                                                                                                                                                    Lutheran Social Ministries on the web                      Diakon Lutheran
                Katie’s Cup on the web at katiescup.com; ZION Development
            Corporation on the web at ziondevelopment.com
                                                                                                                                                    at diakon.org
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Social Ministries
                                                        700 Light Street           Non-Profit Org.
                                                        Baltimore MD 21230-3850    U. S. Postage
                                                                                   PAID
                                                                                   Permit # 5415




    Describing an
      abundant system
           Last year, in the most
             comprehensive survey
                of system income and
                  expense in its 12 year
                    history, Lutheran
                      Services in America
                       compiled some
                                                 Abundant
                       remarkable numbers
                       that can be used to
                     describe the abundant
                 breadth and economic
              impact of the 313 social
           Lutheran social ministry
        organizations in the United
      States. The data came from the
    latest publicly available Form 990s
   for LSA’s member organizations
  and subsidiary corporations. On                                                 Annual
 their most recent publicly available                                             Report
 990s, LSA members reported collective                                            2009
annual income of $16.6 million and
nearly $472 million in private support. Even
more importantly, LSA members serve 1 in
50 Americans every year. A more abundant
picture of this system is available on the LSA
website, lutheranservices.org
                                                        Together
                                                  Life

				
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