Today I want to share with you a project that is near and dear to my heart. Many of you that have clicked through the website have seen the tab under about that takes you to mcc.org. It is a committee that helps provide aid, education, food &water, and various relief to places around the world. One of their missions is to provide school kits to students around the world. Since I am an elementary teacher and see how excited students get when they get out their new school supplies on the first day of school, this project hit close to home.
The school kits often are requested after disasters and help bring normalcy to children whose families have been forced to flee their homes. The distribution of the school kits is a much anticipated even for those families that have low incomes. Last year, MCC shipped 25, 513 to countries such as Jordan, Iraq, Ethiopia, Haiti, U.S., and many more.
If you are interested in making or donating supplies, check out the instructions below.
Contents (NEW items only)
- 4 spiral or perforated notebooks (8 1⁄2 x 10 1⁄2 in and 70 sheets)
- 8 unsharpened pencils
- 1 ruler (flat, flexible plastic; indicating both 30 cm and 12 in)
- 12 colored pencils (in packaging)
- 1 large pencil eraser
School kits are distributed in a useful double drawstring cloth bag (11in x 16in). You may:
- sew the bag yourself
- request bags from an MCC material resources center or
- donate contents that we will place in a bag
Head to MCC’s site to find a drop off location near you.