Dear LASL clients! Given the current situation, the Spring 2020 package collection dates scheduled for April have been postponed, hopefully to May. We will keep you posted, but in the meantime- be well!
Please note that container shipments- both full container and less-than-container load shipments are ongoing, despite the broader setbacks caused by the virus.
If you have a time-sensitive shipment that requires an air cargo shipment please call and we will see how we can accommodate your timeframe.
Please call if you have questions!
Book shipments to schools and libraries will be collected concurrently with the package 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.
Package and book pickups are scheduled for Spring and will be again in Oct-November for Christmas. However, if you have shipments that need to go in the interim, please contact us to make arrangements. We offer consolidated container shipments to Riga 2-3 times per month, air cargo departs weekly, and full containers are scheduled on demand.
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 .90 euro) (3/2/20)
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.
With your response to the below mentioned information, the following schools have received 4 and 11 boxes of cartons of book, respectively.
School wishing to receive books on Latvian history:
1) Waldorf School of Riga, Baltā iela 10, Rīga LV1055, kontaktpersona: Māra Svilāne vai Jānis Atis Krūmiņš tel 67105572
2) Raunas Vidskola,
Skolas ielā 1, Rauna, Raunas pag LV
Kontakpersona: Edgars Pletiens, tel 67177384
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.
CHRISTMAS 2019 PACKAGES WERE DELIVERED IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS.
SPRING 2020 PACKAGE COLLECTION DATES:
Catskills: Rota, Elka Park, NY: Deliver at Rota by April 17, but please call in advance if you would like to drop off packages. POSTPONED UNTIL MAY!
Philadelphia, PA: St. Johns Latvian Ev. Luth. Church, 301 N. Newtown St Rd., Newtown Sq, PA:
Saturday, April 25 at 1 pm POSTPONED UNTIL MAY!
East Brunswick, NJ: 42 Gates Ave, E. Brunswick, NJ: Saturday, April 25 at 10:30 am. POSTPONED UNTIL MAY!
Lancaster: please call!
Yonkers, NY: New York Latvian Ev Luth Church, 254 Valentine Ave, Yonkers, NY 10705: Saturday, April 25 from 1:30-2:30 POSTPONED UNTIL MAY!
Manchester, CT: Please call to schedule for April 19.
Poughkeepsie, NY: 2 Merry Hill Rd, Poughkeepsie
Sunday, April 26 from 9-10 am. POSTPONED UNTIL MAY!
Priedaine: New Jersey Latvian Society, Freehold, NJ: Saturday, April 18 at 4:30 pm. POSTPONED UNTIL MAY!
Long Island/Sala: Latvian Lutheran Church - 4 Riga Lane, Melville, NY:
Saturday, April 25 from 10-11 am. POSTPONED UNTIL MAY!
Washington, DC: Latvian Luth Church, rear-parking lot: 400 Hurley Ave, Rockville, MD:
Sunday, April 26 from 9:30-10:45 am. POSTPONED UNTIL MAY!
Wilmington, DE: Baidins residence: 1104 Windon Drive, Wilmington DE:
Saturday, April 25 at 2:30 pm POSTPONED UNTIL MAY!
SOUTH and MIDWEST collection points:
Atlanta and St Petersburg, FL: please call for info.
Indianapolis: Latvian Center: 1008 W 64th St, Indianapolis, IN:
Friday, April 10 at 6pm POSTPONED UNTIL MAY!
Chicago#1: St Peter's Latvian Congregation: 450 Forest Preserve Drive, Wood Dale, IL:
Wednesday, April 15 at 1 pm. POSTPONED UNTIL MAY!
(if LASL driver is delayed, please call NJ office!: (973) 744-6565)
Chicago#2: Addison/Ashland St intersection: Friday, April 17 @ approx 7-8 pm> Please call to arrange. POSTPONED UNTIL MAY!
Milwaukee, WI: Latvian Lutheran Church: 1853 N 75th St, Milwaukee, WI: Wednesday, April 15 at 5 pm. POSTPONED UNTIL MAY!
Minneapolis: Latvian Lutheran Church 3152 17th Ave, Minneapolis, MN:
Thursday, April 16 at 12 noon. POSTPONED UNTIL MAY!
"Latvijas Ciems": 10740 Kurzeme Rd, Three Rivers, MI:
Saturday, April 18 at 10:30 am. POSTPONED UNTIL MAY!
Kalamazoo: Latvian Center: 100 Cherry Hill Dr, Kalamazoo, MI:
Saturday, April 18 at 12 noon. POSTPONED UNTIL MAY!
Detroit: Latvian Lutheran Church: 30623 W 12 Mile Rd, Farmington Hills, MI:
Saturday, April 18 at 5 pm. POSTPONED UNTIL MAY!
Cleveland, OH: Latvian Lutheran Church: 1385 Andrews Ave, Lakewood, OH:
Sunday, April 19 at 9:30 am. POSTPONED UNTIL MAY!
WESTERN US collection points:
San Francisco: 1563 Lincoln Ave, Alameda, CA 94501: Saturday, April 4, 10-1 pm POSTPONED UNTIL MAY!
Los Angeles: Latvian Center:1955 Riverside Dr, Los Angeles,CA: please call.
Portland: Latvian Center: 5500 Dosch Rd, Portland, OR:Tuesday, March 31 from 9-11 am. POSTPONED UNTIL MAY!
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 in NJ by April 24.
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
April 06, 2020
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