UMCOR

United Methodist Committee on Relief

School Kit

In some countries, children don't have books or school supplies. Many have no schoolrooms; classes are held in inadequate or half-destroyed buildings, tents, or even the open air. School kits may be these children's only educational resources.

School Kit Value: $11 per kit

Download: Kit Assembly Instructions (PDF) | Instructional Video | Shipping Label & Packing List

Assembly & Shipping Instructions

School Kit Materials

  • 1 pair blunt scissors
    • Rounded tip only;
    • No plastic scissors please.
  • 3 pads of paper
    • Spiral- or top-bound pads;
    • 150 sheets or less of loose-leaf paper can be substituted for 1 pad;
    • Combinations of spiral, top-bound, side-bound, or loose-leaf paper is acceptable.
  • 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
    • No advertisements, religious, patriotic, military, or camouflage symbols please;
    • Cartoon characters are acceptable.
  • 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.
  • 1 14" x 16" cloth bag
    • Homemade or purchased bags are both acceptable;
    • Heavy-duty fabric only, such as denim, corduroy, drapery fabric, etc.;
    • No advertisements, religious, patriotic, military, or camouflage symbols please;
    • Closures are optional but must be buttons, snaps, or Velcro sewn in middle of opening.

Assembly Directions

Place all loose items on top of paper. Turn items sideways and slide into the cloth bag. Fold over the top of the bag so loose items don’t fall out.

Important Notes

  • All items must be new.
  • All emergency kits are carefully planned to make them usable in the greatest number of situations. Since strict rules often govern product entry into international countries, it is important that kits contain only the requested items, nothing more. 
  • Do not include any personal notes, money, or additional material in the kits. These things must be painstakingly removed and will delay the shipment. 

Packing & Shipping Instructions

  • Box Weight: Each packed box cannot exceed 66 pounds.
  • Complete 2 packing lists: one for your records and one to put on the shipping box.
  • Paste the shipping label / packing list on the outside of each box you send. The shipping list helps the depot to quickly process kits.
  • Processing & Shipping Costs: Please enclose an envelope containing at least $1 for each kit you send. This donation enables kits to be sent to areas in need. For Cleaning Buckets, please enclose $1.50.
  • Last updated Jan. 2014


Help Purchase Supplies

If you prefer to donate toward the purchase of supplies instead of buying and shipping them, give online to Material Resources, UMCOR Advance #901440.

UMCOR school kits were distributed this week to children in a rural community outside of Tbilisi, Georgia. This child was very curious to see what was in her bag and was quite pleased when she came upon the crayons. UMCOR depots are running short of relief supplies.

Sending Assembled Kits

You can send relief supply kits to:

UMCOR Sager Brown Depot
PO Box 850
131 Sager Brown Road
Baldwin, LA 70514-0850

Contact For Help: 1-800-814-8765