United Methodist Committee on Relief

Hygiene Kit

Hygiene kits provide basic necessities to people who have been forced to leave their homes because of human conflict or natural disaster. Hygiene kits are also used as learning tools in personal hygiene, literacy, nutrition, and cooking classes.

Hygiene Kit Value: $12 per kit

Download: Kit Assembly Instructions (PDF) UMCOR Sager Brown Relief Supply Shipping Label and Packing List | UMCOR Depot West Relief Supply Shipping Label and Packing List



Assembly & Shipping Instructions

Hygiene Kit Materials

  • One hand towel (15 x 25 –17 x 27 inches)
    • No kitchen, cleaning, or microfiber towels 
  • One washcloth
    • No kitchen, cleaning, or microfiber towels 
  • One comb
    • Must be sturdy with at least 6 inches of teeth
    • No pocket combs or picks
    • Rattail and combs without handles are acceptable but must have at least 6 inches of teeth
  • One toenail or fingernail clipper
    • No emery boards or metal nail files 
  • Bath-size soap (3 oz. bar or larger)
    • No Ivory or Jergen's soap
    • Do not remove from packaging
  • One adult toothbrush
    • Do not remove from packaging
    • Personal advertising not acceptable
  • 10 adhesive bandages (¾ by 3 inches)
    • Common household bandages acceptable 
  • One one-gallon size re-sealable bag

Assembly Directions

  • Lay hand towel flat on a table.
  • Lay the washcloth in the center of the hand towel.
  • Place all remaining items on top of the washcloth (except the plastic bag). 
  • Fold the sides of the hand towel to cover the items.
  • Grasp the bundle tightly and roll over the remainder of the towel. 
  • Place the tightly rolled bundle in the plastic bag, remove air, and seal.  

Important Notes

  • All items must be new.
  • Do not wash any of the items as they will no longer be considered new.
  • 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 

  • Complete two packing lists, one for the box and one for your records.
  • Place the shipping label/packing list on the outside of the box.
  • Please send a check to Sager Brown for the total amount of hygiene kits times $2 per kit for the cost of toothpaste and shipping. One check may be written for all of the kits.

    Last updated October 2018.

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.


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

UMCOR Depot West
1479 South 700 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84104

Shipping and Labeling Instructions


  UMCOR Sager Brown Relief Supply Shipping Label and Packing List


  UMCOR Depot West Relief Supply Shipping Label and Packing List