Theresa Graham has asked us to share the following information with you and please pass on to your Local Units:

UMCOR has recently updated the requirements for the Relief Supply Kits. This year the Texas Conference United Methodist Women are assembling School Kits the instruction for assembling these kits have changed. Originally we were required to put the materials in a Cloth Bag. The instructions have changed to place the materials in a re-sealable (2 gallon Zip Lock Bags) bag and seal. Please note if you have already assembled kits in Cloth Bags they will be accepted.

MORE UPDATED INFO (June 1, 2018):

There has been changes to the School Kits list by UMCOR as of May, 2018.  Please note they only want one subject notebooks, one pack of loose-leaf paper (100-200 sheets) and cloth bags or no longer require.   Put the kits in a 2 gallon zip lock plastic bag, and $1.00 per kit and packed in a box.  DO NOT put money or checks in with the kits, put in an envelope.   Write the following on the envelope:  District Name, Unit Name, Number of kits and amount enclosed.


UMW “Hands On” Project 2018 for UMCOR


School Kit

1 pair blunt scissors

rounded tip only no plastic scissors please

1 Subject Notebook

1 Pack of 100-200 Sheets Loose-Leaf Paper

spiral or top bound pads 150 sheets or less of loose leaf can be substituted for 1 pad combinations of spiral, top bound, side bound or loose leaf is acceptable

1 hand held pencil sharpener

must be at least one inch long remove from packaging

1 -30 centimeter ruler

hard or flexible cartoon characters are acceptable no advertisements please

6 unsharpened pencils

no advertisements, religious, patriotic, military or camouflage symbols please cartoon characters are acceptable

1 -2 inch or larger size eraser

no advertisements, religious, patriotic, military or camouflage symbols please cartoon characters are acceptable

1 -24 count box of crayons

only 24 count boxes please

1 – 2 gallon zip lock bag

 Assembly Directions

Place all loose items on top of paper. Turn items sideways and slide into the cloth bag. Fold over the top of the bag so loose items don’t fall out.


Important Notes


All materials must be NEW!

– DO NOT include any personal notes, money or additional material in the kits. These things must be painstakingly removed and will delay the shipment.


Please enclose an envelope containing at least $1 for each kit you send. This donation enables kits to be sent to areas in need.

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