UMW “Hands On” Project 2019 for UMCOR




1 hand towel

15″ x 25″ to 17″x 27″. Kitchen, cleaning or microfiber towels, not acceptable

1 washcloth

1 comb

Comb needs to be sturdy and longer than 6″. No pocket combs or picks, please.

Rattail combs and combs without handles are acceptable with a minimum of 6″ of teeth

1 metal nail file or clipper

No emery boards or metal files

1 bath-size soap

3 oz. and larger sizes only. No Ivory or Jergens soap due to moisture content, do not remove from original packaging

1 toothbrush

Adult size only, do not remove from original packaging

Personal advertising not acceptable

6 adhesive bandages

¾” to 1″ size common household Band-Aids

1 plastic bag

One-gallon size sealable bags only


$1 to purchase toothpaste, $1 for shipping. UMCOR is now purchasing toothpaste in bulk to be added to health kits to ensure that the product does not expire before they are sent.



Set the $2 aside to be included in a separate envelope.    Put all cash or checks in the envelope; write your district and church name, how many kits and how much money. Give envelope to person(s) collecting kits.


Assembly directions

Lay out the hand towel flat on a table. Lay the washcloth flat in the center of the hand towel. Place all remaining items on top of the washcloth. Fold over the sides of the hand towel to cover all of the items. Fold over one end of the hand towel so that it covers all of the items. Grasp the bundle of items tightly and roll over the remainder of the hand towel tightly. Place the tightly rolled bundle in the plastic bag. Remove as much air as possible and seal the bag.

Important notes

  • All items must be new.
  • Do not wash any of the items as they will be considered used.
  • Please remove all packaging.
  • All emergency kits are carefully planned to make them usable in the greatest number of situations. Since strict rules often govern product entry into international countries, it is important that kits contain only the requested items – nothing more.
  • DO NOT include any personal notes, money or additional material in the kits. These things must be painstakingly removed and will delay the shipment.