School kits are MCC's most-requested item. Notebooks and pencils become treasures to families who struggle to afford basic school supplies. School kits are also given to refugee and displaced children, helping students and teachers add some normalcy to disrupted lives. They are frequently requested after natural disasters. MCC sends school kits to places including Iraq, Nicaragua, North Korea and to poorly funded schools in Canada and the United States.
- 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 colored pencils (in packaging)
- 1 large eraser
- 2 new black or blue ballpoint pens
- 1 small metal pencil sharpener (one or two holes)
Thank you for limiting your generosity to the items listed.
School kits are distributed in a useful double drawstring cloth bag (11in x 16in / 28cm x 40.6cm). Request bags from Material Resouce Center of Harleysville, or donate contents that we will place in a bag. Instructions for making bags are available here.
Drop off completed school kits at Material Resouce Center of Harleysville.