UMCOR Service Project and Luncheon

MAKING RELIEF KITS DAY at Fairhaven UM Church on Sunday, March 22 at 12:30

Covered dish luncheon followed by work time!

Bring a covered dish and join us in making hygiene and cleaning kits to be sent to UMCOR for their work around the world. See the lists of materials needed.

Suggestions for donations:

  • Follow the specific list as they will NOT accept anything else. They have been doing this for a while and know what they need!
  • Form a group of friends/ family to work together to gather the materials to complete a kit.  Have everyone join us for brunch!
  • Purchase what you can and we will put items together to make kits.
Hygiene Kit- Value: $12.00 per kit
Hygiene Kit Materials
  • One hand towel (15 x 25 –17 x 27 inches)
  • No kitchen, cleaning, or microfiber towels
  • One washcloth
  • No kitchen, cleaning, or microfiber towels
  • One comb
  • Must be sturdy with at least 6 inches of teeth
  • No pocket combs or picks
  • Rat tail and combs without handles are acceptable but must have at least 6 inches of teeth
  • One toenail or fingernail clipper
  • No emery boards or metal nail files
  • Bath-size soap (3 oz. bar or larger)
  • No Ivory or Jergen’s soap
  • Do not remove from packaging
  • One adult toothbrush
  • Do not remove from packaging
  • Personal advertising not acceptable
  • 10 adhesive bandages (¾ by 3 inches)
  • Common household bandages acceptable
  • One one-gallon size re-sealable bag
Assembly Instructions
  1. Lay hand towel flat on a table.
  2. Lay the washcloth in the center of the hand towel.
  3. Place all remaining items on top of the washcloth (except the plastic bag).
  4. Fold the sides of the hand towel to cover the items.
  5. Grasp the bundle tightly and roll over the remainder of the towel.
  6. Place the tightly rolled bundle in the plastic bag, remove air, and seal.
Important Notes Last updated September 2019
  •  All items must be new.
  • Do not wash any of the items as they will no longer be considered new.
  • Do not include any personal notes, money or additional materials in the kits.
  • Contents of kits or the containers of kits should not be imprinted with cartoon characters,advertisements, religious, patriotic, military or camouflage symbols
Packing Instructions
  1. Complete two packing lists, one for the box and one for your records.
  2. Place the shipping label/packing list on the outside of the box.
  3. Please send a check for the total amount of hygiene kits times $2 per kit for the cost of toothpaste and shipping to Sager Brown. One check may be written for all of the kits.
Cleaning Kit- Value: $75.00 per kit
Cleaning Kit Materials
  • One five-gallon round bucket with lid (14.35” h x 12.19” w x 12.19” d)
  • No screw lids
  • May be used, but must be free from all residual product
  • Advertisement on the outside acceptable
  • One 32–64 oz. bottle liquid laundry detergent
  • One 16–40 oz. bottle liquid concentrate household cleaner
  • No spray cleaners
  • One 16–34 oz. bottle liquid dish soap
  • One 4–8 oz. pump spray air freshener
  • One 6–14 oz. pump spray insect repellant (pack of 10–20 wipes also acceptable)
  • Pump spray bottles must have protective covers
  • One scrub brush
  • With or without handle
  • 18 re-usable cleaning wipes
  • No terrycloth, microfiber or paper towels
  • Remove from packaging
  • Five scouring pads
  • No stainless steel or pads with soap in them
  • Remove from packaging
  • 36–50 clothespins
  • One 50–100 ft. clothesline (cotton or plastic line)
  • 24 roll of heavy-duty trash bags (33–45 gallon sizes)
  • Remove from packaging
  • Five N95 particulate respirator dust masks (1–3 mm thickness)
  • No surgical masks
Last updated September 2019
  • Two pairs kitchen gloves
    • Durable for multiple uses
    • Remove from packaging
  • One pair work gloves
    • Cotton with leather palm or all leather
Assembly Directions
  1. Place all liquid items on the bottom of the bucket.
  2. Place remaining items in the bucket fitting them around and between the liquid items.
  3. Scouring pads and trash bags can be separated in order to fit all items in the bucket.
  4. Clothespins may also be placed in a small re-sealable bag.
  5. Secure the lid on the filled bucket.
Important Notes
  • All items must be new with the exception of the bucket and lid.
  • All cleaning agents must be in liquid form. No powders are accepted.
  • If items have been omitted, label bucket. Please indicate which items are missing
  • Sponges have been removed from the list of supplies due to the challenge of locating the non-cellulose sponges that prevent mildew. Non-cellulose sponges will be added to each bucket upon arrival at the affiliate warehouse.
  • Do not include any personal notes, money or additional materials in the kits.
  • Contents of kits or the containers of kits should not be imprinted with cartoon characters, advertisements, religious, patriotic, military or camouflage symbols
Instructions for Packing and Shipping Kits
  1. Packed buckets cannot exceed 70 pounds
  2. Complete two packing lists, one for your records and one for the shipping box.
  3. Place the shipping label/packing list on the outside of each box.
  4. Please send a check to Sager Brown for the total number of buckets times $3 per bucket for the cost of sponges and shipping. One check may be written for the entire donation.
For the most up to date and accurate Relief Supply Kit List, go to