School Kits

School Kits

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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 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.



  1. August 5, 2014 / 12:18 pm

    I am going back to school in January i will look up everything you mentioned

  2. Dana
    August 5, 2014 / 3:13 pm


    Can we put more than just what is on the list in the kit?

  3. August 5, 2014 / 3:14 pm

    Kristi- what a great idea! Is there a way to know what country our school kits go to or see pictures of the kids using them?

  4. Bre
    August 5, 2014 / 3:15 pm

    As a teacher myself, I was always looking for some way to get my students involved with worldly issues but also a way to make it meaningful to them- this is exactly what I was looking for! I think I have some parents that always need something to do- I think sewing bags is just the thing:)

  5. Yosa
    August 5, 2014 / 3:15 pm

    Love this idea! You are amazing.

  6. Joy
    August 6, 2014 / 10:57 am

    Regarding the contents of the kits. Please put only the items identified on the list. Each kit will be checked to ensure they each have all the items included. This is a valuable and worthwhile project. Also, on the MCC site, you can see other kits we dispense to needy individuals. Thank you for all your help!

  7. Grandma Stalter
    August 6, 2014 / 7:44 pm

    Instructions for making the bags can be found on

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