Our outreach & service committee frequently coordinates a collection of items for kits that are distributed around the world by Mennonite Central Committee. MCC sends supplies around the world to offer comfort to families facing disaster or crisis. They’re also a tangible way of reminding people around the world that they are not forgotten. Find out about the different kinds of kits here.
In Fall 2019, we raised $2,163.31 as a church to buy MCC School Kits, and assembled 200 kits in Sunday school on September 29. We were blessed to receive the message from Ly Vang, who received a school kit herself about 40 years ago. Read her story here or hear her sermon here.
Last year, MCC shipped 78,035 school kits to Jordan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iraq, Zambia, Ukraine, Somalia, Burkina Faso, and within Canada and the U.S.
School Kits cost about $20 and contain:
4 spiral or perforated-pages notebooks (8.5 in x 10.5 in and 70 sheets)
8 new unsharpened pencils
1 ruler (flat, good quality; must indicate 30 cm; inch markings optional)
12 coloured pencils (in packaging)
1 large eraser
2 new black or blue ballpoint pens
1 small metal pencil sharpener (one or two holes)