We are relieved to say that the snowstorm-hindered March package shipment has arrived at the port of Riga as of May 8. As soon as our Riga office clears customs they will promptly begin delivering packages. We apologize for the serious delay, and We thank you for your patience!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 = $53.45. ( $ x .83 euro) (5/8/18)
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.
May 2018 PACKAGE SHIPMENT SCHEDULE: East Coast: (next package collection after May: Oct-Nov 2018)
Boston, MA:Latvian Ev. Luth. Church, 58 Irving St, Brookline, MA: Saturday, May 19 from 3-4:30 pm
Catskills: Rota, Elka Park, NY: Please call!.
Philadelphia, PA: St. Johns Latvian Ev. Luth. Church, 301 N. Newtown St Rd., Newtown Sq, PA:
Saturday, May 19 @1 pm
East Brunswick, NJ: New Brunswick & Lakewood Ev Luth Church, 12 Gates Ave, East Brunswick, NJ: Saturday, May 19 @ 11 am
Lancaster: please call!
Yonkers, NY: New York Latvian Ev Luth Church, 254 Valentine Ave, Yonkers, NY 10705: Sunday, May 20 from 11:15 am-12:15 pm
Manchester, CT: Spring and Garden Street (21 Garden St): Please call to schedule!
Poughkeepsie,NY: 2 Merry Hill Rd, Poughkeepsie:
Saturday, May 19 from 9-10 am
Priedaine: New Jersey Latvian Society, Freehold, NJ: please call!
Rochester: 130 Ellingwood Drive, Rochester, NY: see you in the fall!
Long Island/Sala: Latvian Lutheran Church - 4 Riga Lane, Melville, NY:
Saturday, May 19 from 10-11 am
Washington, DC: Latvian Luth Church, rear-parking lot: 400 Hurley Ave, Rockville, MD:
Sunday, May 20 from 8:30-10:30 am.
Wilmington, DE: Baidins residence: 1104 Windon Drive, Wilmington DE:
Saturday, May 19 @2:30 pm
SOUTH and MIDWEST collection points for MAY 2018 shipment:
Atlanta: please contact Inese (firstname.lastname@example.org) to arrange drop-off.
St Petersburg, FL: Latvian Center: 17905 9th Ave, N, St Petersburg, FL: See you Fall 2018!
Indianapolis: Latvian Center: 1008 W 64th St, Indianapolis, IN:
Friday, May 4 @ 6 pm
Chicago#1: St Peter's Latvian Congregation: 450 Forest Preserve Drive, Wood Dale, IL:
Wednesday, May 9 @ 1 pm
(if LASL driver is delayed, please call NJ office!)
Chicago#2: Addison/Ashland St intersection: Friday, May 11 @ approx 8 pm:Please contact us!
Milwaukee, WI: Latvian Lutheran Church: 1853 N 75th St, Milwaukee, WI: Wednesday, May 9, @ 5 pm
Minneapolis: Latvian Lutheran Church 3152 17th Ave, Minneapolis, MN: Thursday, May 10@ 12 noon
"Latvijas Ciems": 10740 Kurzeme Rd, Three Rivers, MI:
Saturday, May 12 @11 am
Kalamazoo: Latvian Center: 100 Cherry Hill Dr, Kalamazoo, MI:
Saturday, May 12 @ 12 noon
Detroit: Latvian Lutheran Church: 30623 W 12 Mile Rd, Farmington Hills, MI:
Saturday, May 12 @ 5pm
Cleveland, OH: Latvian Lutheran Church: 1385 Andrews Ave, Lakewood, OH:
Sunday, May 13 @ 9:45 am
WESTERN US collection points:
San Francisco: 1563 Lincoln Ave, Alameda, CA 94501: Saturday, May 5 from 10am-1pm
Los Angeles: Latvian Center: 1955 Riverside Dr, Los Angeles, CA:
See you in October!
Portland: Latvian Center: 5500 Dosch Rd, Portland, OR: Sunday, May 13 from 9-10:45 am
Seattle: Latvian Center: 11710 3rd Ave NE, Seattle WA 98175: Monday, May 14 from 10-11 am
If sending your package to us via UPS/USPS, please ensure that it reaches us by Friday, May 18, 2018.
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
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