Dear LASL clients!  The 2020 Christmas package collection will take place between Oct 16- November 1. Please see schedule where dates will be entered as they become available.

If you would like to schedule a personal effects move, art, or commercial shipment to coincide with package pickups, please call and advise us in advance!

 Book shipments to schools and libraries will be collected concurrently with each 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.

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 = $53.00. ( $ x .85 = euro)   (Sept, 2020)                                               

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 "OtrÔ 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.

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East Coast Christmas 2020 PACKAGE SHIPMENT:

Boston, MA:Latvian Ev. Luth. Church, 58 Irving St, Brookline, MA:   

Saturday, October 31 from 1-3 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:     
Monday, October 26 at 10:30 am

East Brunswick, NJNEW ADDRESS: 42 Gates Ave, E.Brunswick, NJ: Wednesday, October 28 at 11am                                                   

Yonkers,NY: New York Latvian Ev Luth Church, 254 Valentine Ave, Yonkers, NY 10705:                          Saturday, October 24 from 1:30-2:30 pm                               

Manchester, CT:  Corner of Spring and Garden Street (21 Garden St)                                                  Saturday, October 31 at 10:15 am

Poughkeepsie,NY:  2 Merry Hill Rd, Poughkeepsie:                                                                              Sunday, Nov 1 from 10-11:30 am

Priedaine: New Jersey Latvian Society, Freehold, NJ: please call!

Long Island/Sala: Latvian Lutheran Church - 4 Riga Lane, Melville, NY:                                               Saturday, October 24 from 10-11 am

Washington, DC: Latvian Luth Church, rear parking lot: 400 Hurley Ave, Rockville, MD:                           Sunday, October 25 from 4-5:30 pm

Wilmington, DE: Baidins residence: 1104 Windon Drive, Wilmington DE:                                               Monday, October 26 at 9 am

SOUTH and MIDWEST collection points for Christmas 2020 shipment: 

Atlanta and St Petersburg, FL: please call!

 Indianapolis: Latvian Center: 1008 W 64th St, Indianapolis,                                                       Friday, October 16 @ 6 pm

Chicago#1: St Peter's Latvian Congregation: 450 Forest Preserve Drive, Wood Dale, IL:
Wednesday, October 21 at 1 pm
(if LASL driver is delayed, please call NJ office!: (973) 744-6565)

Chicago#2: Addison/Ashland St intersection:  Please call to arrange pickup! ( Friday, Oct 23)

Milwaukee, WI: Latvian Luth Church: 1853 N 75th St, Milwaukee, WI                                              Wednesday, October 23 at 5 pm                                                                                                         

Minneapolis: Latvian Lutheran Church 3152 17th Ave, Minneapolis, MN:                                               Thursday, October 24 at 12 Noon                                      

"Latvijas Ciems": 10740 Kurzeme Rd, Three Rivers, MI:                                                                      Saturday, October 24 at 10:30 am

Kalamazoo: Latvian Center: 100 Cherry Hill Dr, Kalamazoo, MI:
 Saturday, October 24 at 12 noon

Detroit: Latvian Lutheran Church: 30623 W 12 Mile Rd, Farmington Hills,MI:                                           Saturday, October 24 at 4 pm

Cleveland, OH: 
Latvian Lutheran Church: 1385 Andrews Ave, Lakewood, OH:                                         Sunday, October 25 at 8:30 am

WESTERN US collection points:

San Francisco: 1563 Lincoln Ave, Alameda, CA 94501: Saturday, October 17 from 11am- 1 pm                                                                                                                       

Portland: Latvian Center: 5500 Dosch Rd, Portland, OR: please call about Xmas shipment!

Seattle: Latvian Center:  11710 3rd Ave NE, Seattle WA 98175: please call about Xmas shipment!                                                   
If sending your package to us via UPS/USPS, please ensure that it reaches us by NOVEMBER 2, 2020!

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