The May shipment packages, despite delays in Europe due to dockworker strikes, arrived in Riga July 10, and were delivered to consignees by the end of July. Packages collected from East Coast points in Aug-Sept are enroute to Riga, with deliveries anticipated to begin the second week in October.
The BOOK shipment to institutions- schools and libraries that we collected in March-April 2017 cleared customs on June 2, and is being distributed to designated addresses. Books collected during May-June 2017 arrived in Riga the first part of August, and deliveries began promptly thereafter.
Our next package 2017 shipment collection will be the Christmas shipment, which is scheduled for mid-Oct to the first weekend in November, from all points in the US. Midwest and West Coast Christmas shipment collection dates are posted below.
Guidelines: 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 = $54. ( $ x .83 = euro) (9/20/17)
If you have Latvian books you would like to send to Latvia, but no recipient in mind, we suggest "Otrā elpa" in Riga - an organization modeled on "Goodwill" industry, whereby proceeds from all sales are donated to charities.
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.
September 2017 PACKAGE SHIPMENT SCHEDULE: East Coast:
Boston, MA:Latvian Ev. Luth. Church, 58 Irving St, Brookline, MA: Saturday, November 4 from 2-4 pm.
Catskills: Rota, Elka Park, NY: Drop-off by end of day, October 8.
Philadelphia, PA: St. Johns Latvian Ev. Luth. Church, 301 N. Newtown St Rd., Newtown Sq, PA:
Saturday, November 4 @ 1pm.
East Brunswick, NJ: New Brunswick & Lakewood Ev Luth Church, 12 Gates Ave, East Brunswick, NJ: Saturday, November 4 @ 11 am.
Lancaster: please call!
Yonkers, NY: New York Latvian Ev Luth Church, 254 Valentine Ave, Yonkers, NY 10705: Saturday, October 28 @ 12:30 pm .
Manchester, CT: Spring and Garden Street (21 Garden St): Please call to schedule!
Poughkeepsie,NY: 2 Merry Hill Rd, Poughkeepsie:
Sunday, November 5 from 9-10 am.
Priedaine: New Jersey Latvian Society, Freehold, NJ: please call!
Rochester: 130 Ellingwood Drive, Rochester, NY: Drop-off by October 25; please call first: 585-615-1423
Long Island/Sala: Latvian Lutheran Church - 4 Riga Lane, Melville, NY:
Saturday, October 28 from 9-10 am
Washington, DC: Latvian Luth Church, rear-parking lot: 400 Hurley Ave, Rockville, MD:
Sunday, November 5 from 9:30-10:45 am.
Wilmington, DE: Baidins residence: 1104 Windon Drive, Wilmington DE:
Saturday, November 4 @2:30 pm
SOUTH and MIDWEST collection points for Christmas shipment: October 2017:
Atlanta: drop-off by October 15.
St Petersburg, FL: Latvian Center: 17905 9th Ave, N, St Petersburg, FL:
Hoping that everyone is safe after Irma's visit, and tentatively scheduling for Sat, October 21 from 1:30-3 pm
Indianapolis: Latvian Center: 1008 W 64th St, Indianapolis, IN:
Friday, Oct 20 @ 6 pm
Chicago#1: St Peter's Latvian Congregation: 450 Forest Preserve Drive, Wood Dale, IL:
Wednesday, Oct 25 @ 1 pm
(if LASL driver is delayed, please call NJ office!)
Chicago#2: Addison/Ashland St intersection: Friday, Oct 27 @ approx 8-9 pm:Please contact us!
Milwaukee, WI: Latvian Lutheran Church: 1853 N 75th St, Milwaukee, WI:
Wednesday, Oct 25 @ 5 pm
Minneapolis: Latvian Lutheran Church 3152 17th Ave, Minneapolis, MN: Thursday, Oct 26 at 12 noon
"Latvijas Ciems": 10740 Kurzeme Rd, Three Rivers, MI:
Saturday, Oct 28 @11 am
Kalamazoo: Latvian Center: 100 Cherry Hill Dr, Kalamazoo, MI:
Saturday, Oct 28 @ 12 noon
Detroit: Latvian Lutheran Church: 30623 W 12 Mile Rd, Farmington Hills, MI:
Saturday, Oct 28 @ 5pm
Cleveland, OH: Latvian Lutheran Church: 1385 Andrews Ave, Lakewood, OH:
Sunday, Oct 29 @ 9-9:30 am
WESTERN US collection points:
San Francisco: 1563 Lincoln Ave, Alameda, CA 94501: Saturday, Oct 14 from 10am - 1 pm.
Los Angeles: Latvian Center: 1955 Riverside Dr, Los Angeles, CA: Sunday, October 15 from 8:50-9:50 am
Portland: Latvian Center: 5500 Dosch Rd, Portland, OR: Sunday, October 8 from 9-10:45 am.
Seattle: Latvian Center: 11710 3rd Ave NE, Seattle WA 98175: Wednesday, October 11 from 10-11:15
If sending your package to us via UPS, please ensure that it reaches us by Friday, May 19.
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 EUROs
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