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) | Shipping Label & Packing List

Assembly & Shipping Instructions

School Kit Materials

  • One pair blunt scissors
    • Round tip only
    • No plastic scissors
  • One box of 24 crayons
    • Only 24-count boxes are accepted
  • Three one-subject notebooks
    • No marble composition books
    • No 3 or 5-subject notebooks
  • One pack of loose-leaf paper
    • 100-200 page packets are acceptable
    • Wide or college rule accepted
  • One hand-held pencil sharpener
    • 1-inch or longer
    • Remove from packaging
  • One ruler
    • 12 inches or 30 centimeters long
    • Sturdy or flexible material accepted
  • Six unsharpened pencils
  • One eraser
    • Two inches or larger
  • One two-gallon re-sealable plastic bag

Assembly Directions

  • 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 re-sealable bag.)
  • Place kit inside of re-sealable bag and seal.

Important Notes

  • Homemade or purchased cloth tote bags are no longer being accepted.
  • All items must be new.
  • Please do not include any personal notes, money or additional materials in the kits.
  • Contents of kits or the containers of kits should not be imprinted with cartoon characters, advertisements, religious, patriotic, military or camouflage symbols.

Packing Instructions

  • Packed box should not exceed 70 pounds.
  • School kit item can be packaged inside of the large plastic re-sealable bag.
  • Complete two packing lists, one for the box and one for your records.
  • Attach the shipping label/packing list on the outside of each box.
  • Please send a check for the total number of school kits times $1 per kit for the cost of shipping to Sager Brown. One check may be written for the entire donation.

    Last updated May 2018.
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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.

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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 
P. O. Box 850 
131 Sager Brown Road 
Baldwin, LA 70514-0850 

Contact For Help: 1-800-814-8765

Download Shipping Label & Packing List


 

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