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Back to School – time to stock up on Ingathering kit supplies!

As August hits, and the back to school sales are in full swing, now is the time to stock up on supplies to help make school kits for the upcoming Ingathering kits.

The school kits provide tools for education which changes lives.  In countries where children don’t have books, school supplies, or classrooms, a school kit may be their only educational resource.

During the Back to school sales, it is easier to s-t-r-e-t-c-h  your dollars and get a LOT more school supplies, which means we can send more school kits to those who need them!  Talk about a win-win!

So, below is the list of items you need to purchase.  The items for the health kits are also listed below:



SCHOOL KIT – (Value: $11.00 + $2 shipping) 

  • 3 Notebooks, approx. 8 1/2 x 11 (210 to 250 sheets total) – – use permanent marker to cover US flag
  • 1 pair blunt-end scissors (metal blades)
  • 1 hand-held pencil sharpener (1” or more)
  • 1 30-cm metric ruler
  • 6 unsharpened pencils with erasers
  • 1 2 ½” or larger eraser
  • 1 box of 24 (only 24) crayons, use permanent marker to cover US flag
  • 1 14″x16″ cloth bag—Bags will be available

Place items sideways in bag and fold over top so loose items don’t fall out.


HEALTH KIT – (Value: $12.00 + $1 for toothpaste and $2 shipping)

  • 1 new hand towel (15” x 25” up to 17” x 27”
  • 1 new washcloth
  • 1 large sturdy comb (not pocket-sized)
  • 1 nail file or fingernail clippers – no emery boards or toenail clippers
  • 1 bath-sized soap – in wrapper. No Ivory or Jergens soap
  • 1 toothbrush – adult size only. Do not remove packaging
  • 6 band aids – 3/4 inch

Put items in a zip-lock type plastic bag.

*Please give Melissa the money for toothpaste and shipping*

This list can also be found on the last page of the August 2017 Newsletter under the Newsletter tab.  So let’s see how many kits we can send this year!  Let’s get shopping!!












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