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UMW Health Kits

Update on Health Kits: Our UMW took 50 completed kits to the district annual meeting in September. Thank you to everyone who helped with gathering supplies and assembling. The kits are definitely needed.

Our UMW (United Methodist Women) are gathering supplies to make Health Kits for UMCOR. Here is the list of items needed to make a kit. It must be exactly as listed.

  • All items must be new.  Do not wash any of the items as they will be considered used.  Please remove all packaging unless otherwise specified.
  • 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.

UMCOR is now purchasing toothpaste in bulk to be added to health kits before shipping to ensure that the product does not expire before they are sent. Do not put single dollar bills in each kit. Collect all money for toothpaste and shipping, then place it in a separate envelope and send along with the kit donations.

The Health Kits will be assembled after the United Methodist Women meeting on Tuesday, September 20.

1 Hand Towel–15 x 25 inches to 17 x 27 inches
Kitchen, cleaning, and microfiber towels not acceptable.
1 Washcloth
1 Comb-Comb needs to be sturdy and longer than 6 inches long
No pocket combs or picks please
Rattail combs and combs without handles are acceptable with
a minimum of 6 inches of teeth
1 Metal nail file or nail clippers
No emery boards, please

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
6 Adhesive Bandages
3/4 “ to 1” size
Common household Band-Aids
1 Plastic Bag
One-gallon size sealable bag only
$1.00 to Purchase Toothpaste