Take your children, grandchildren or young friends with you shopping and let them help select what is needed for the school kits to give to a child in another country.  Maybe they have their own money they would like to use for this mission giving experience.  Visit with them about countries where children don’t have books, school supplies or even a classroom, and that a school kit may be their only educational resource.  The United Methodist women have mission books for children and young people to read, these are located downstairs in the UMW room.


We will plan on doing UMCOR school kits for the month of August. There are usually some great bargains in the stores for school supplies as time gets closer for another school year to begin.


You may contribute full kits or parts of a kit or cash, which ever you prefer and the mission committee will put the kits together.   School Kits may be brought to the MV UMC any time during the month of August and September.


  • School Kit  – Value: $11 per kit
  • 3 Notebooks, approx. 8 ½ x 11 wide ruled (210 to 250 sheets total) spiral or bound
  • 1 30-centimeter Ruler: Hard or flexible
  • 1 Box of 24 Crayons (24 only)
  • 1 Eraser: 2 1/2″
  • 1 Pair of Blunt Scissors (metal)
  • 1 Hand-held Pencil Sharpener Must be 1” long.
  • 6 Unsharpened Pencils with erasers:  No advertisements, religious, patriotic symbols.

All items are placed in a sturdy, 2 handle cloth bag. We have bags available for your use. We could also furnish instructions and cut out material if you would like to sew a school bag……   …..maybe 2 bags….. or 5?  Give us a call or visit with us if you have any questions.



UMC MV Mission committee: TJ Anderson, Marge Sass, Jhona Lyn Gallo, Sharon Gochenour, Hope Hankins, Carole Liljedahl, Connie Crispin.

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