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Ingathering Kits (UMCOR)


** UPDATED School Kit Materials:  (plus $2 shipping)crayons02_tns

  • 1 pair blunt scissors
    • Blunt-end/rounded tip only;
    • Metal blades – – No plastic scissor blades.
  • 3 Notebooks of paper, approx. 8 1/2 x 11

    • Spiral- or top-bound wide-ruled pads (210 – 250 sheets total);
    • No composition books, please.
  • NEW ITEM:  One pack of loose leaf paper
    • 100 -200 page packets are acceptable
    • Wide or college rule accepted
  • 1  hand-held pencil sharpener
    • Must be at least 1″ long;
    • Remove from packaging.
  • 1  30-centimeter ruler
    • Hard or flexible;
    • Cartoon characters are acceptable;
    • No advertisements please.
  • 6  unsharpened pencils with erasers

    • No advertisements, religious, patriotic, military, or camouflage symbols please;
    • Cartoon characters are acceptable.
  • 1 –  2 1/2  inch or larger-size eraser
    • No advertisements, religious, patriotic, military, or camouflage symbols please;
    • Cartoon characters are acceptable.
  • 1 – 24-count box of crayons
    • Only 24-count boxes please.
    • Please use permanent marker to cover US Flag on box
  • Optional $2.00 per kit for shipping.

Assembly Directions for School Kit:

Stack all paper items on top of each other. Place all loose items on top of paper. Small loose items may be placed in a smaller resealable bag. Place kit inside of 2 gallon resealable bag and seal.  (NOTE:  The cloth school bags are no longer being used for the school bag.)

Health Kit Materials: (Value $12 + $1 for toothpaste & $2 shipping)bathrooms_supplies

  • 1 New hand towel
    • 15″ x 25″ to 17″x 27″;
    • Kitchen, cleaning, and microfiber towels not acceptable.
  • 1 New washcloth
  • 1 comb
    • Comb needs to be sturdy  and longer than 6″ long;
    • No pocket size combs or picks please;
    • Rattail combs and combs without handles are acceptable with a minimum of 6 inches of teeth.
  • 1 Metal nail file or nail clippers
    • No emery boards or toenail clippers please.
  • 1 Bath-size bar of soap
    • 3 oz. and larger sizes only;
    • No Ivory or Jergens soap due to moisture content;
    • Do not remove from original packaging.
  • 1 toothbrush
    • Adult size only;
    • Do not remove from original packaging.
  • 10 adhesive bandages  (previously this was 6 band aids, but has been updated.)

    • ¾” to 1″-size;
    • Common household Band-Aids.
  • 1 plastic bag
    • One-gallon size sealable bag only.
  • $1.00 to purchase toothpaste
  • Optional $2.00 per kit for shipping

Assembly Directions for Health Kit:

Place items in one gallon size re-sealable bag. We are still asked that all items are new and the contents of kits not be imprinted with cartoon characters, advertisements, religious, patriotic, military or camouflage symbols.

Set the $1.00 for toothpaste aside to be included in a separate envelope. Lay out the hand towel flat on a table. Lay the washcloth flat in the center of the hand towel. Place all remaining items on top of the washcloth. Fold over the sides of the hand towel to cover all of the items. Fold over one end of the hand towel so that it covers all of the items. Grasp the bundle of items tightly and roll over the remainder of the hand towel tightly. Place the tightly rolled bundle in the plastic bag. Remove as much air as possible and seal the bag.

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