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To Sustain Everyday Life: UMCOR Kits Are Another Way to Give

UMCOR Sager Brown Material Resources Specifications

United Methodists believe in helping their neighbor, whether across the street or in another nation. The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) offers several ways for people of faith to respond generously to human needs around the world, including donations of material resources.

UMCOR Kits are material resources that provide many essential supplies for everyday life. You can donate complete kits -- or you may prefer to give bulk supplies that volunteers will assemble at UMCOR Sager Brown, the place where your donations are stored while they await dispatch. (See http://gbgm-umc.org/umcor/sagerbrown/ for more information about this United Methodist facility.)

The following pages contain specifications for donations, bulk items or kits; value per kit; shipping and processing costs to deliver kits to their final destinations; and shipping instructions. Please follow directions exactly. Include all items; do not add items that are not on the lists. Extra gifts, though given with the best of intentions, render a kit unusable and must be removed. Please note: All items sent must be new.

Thank you for your donations. You are helping to make a difference in people's lives.

 

To Sustain Everyday Life: UMCOR Kits Are Another Way to Give
UMCOR Sager Brown Material Resources Specifications

Kits to Sustain Everyday Life

The following kit is used in places where people do not have ready access to many essential supplies for everyday life. Please follow the directions exactly. Include all items; do not add items that are not on the lists. Extra gifts, though given with the best of intentions, render a kit unusable and must be removed. Note: All items sent must be new!

Health Kit

(Updated: 07/11/2005)

Health kits provide basic necessities to people who have been forced to leave their homes because of human conflict or natural disaster. Health kits are also used as learning tools in personal hygiene, literacy, nutrition and cooking classes. When people gain the knowledge and materials to maintain personal hygiene, their overall health improves.

Place these items inside a sealed one-gallon plastic bag.

Value: $12 per kit.
In a separate envelope, please send a check written to UMCOR Sager Brown for at least $1.00 for each kit to help with the costs of processing and shipping kits around the world.

Important: Please do not include any religious, political or patriotic notes or emblems in any kit.

Thank you for your donations. You are helping to make a difference in people's lives.

*Print this kit (3 formats): PDF-Web-Word.

To Sustain Everyday Life: UMCOR Kits Are Another Way to Give
UMCOR Sager Brown Material Resources Specifications

Kits to Sustain Everyday Life

The following kit is used in places where people do not have ready access to many essential supplies for everyday life. Please follow the directions exactly. Include all items; do not add items that are not on the lists. Extra gifts, though given with the best of intentions, render a kit unusable and must be removed. Note: All items sent must be new!

School Kit

(Updated: 02/26/2005)

In some countries, children don't have books or school supplies. Many have no schoolrooms; classes are held in inadequate or half-destroyed buildings, tents, or even the open air. Often students must write down everything the teacher says or records on a board. Their teacher's knowledge and their own notes are their only textbooks. School kits may be these children's only educational resources. This UMCOR kit is designed for a variety of ages.

Prepare a 14" x 16" (finished size) cloth bag with handles and a closure (Velcro®, snap or button) and place items in the bag. Patterns are available from UMCOR Sager Brown and on our website.

Value: $11 per kit.
In a separate envelope, please send a check written to UMCOR Sager Brown for at least $1.00 for each kit to help with the costs of processing and shipping kits around the world.

Important: Please do not include any religious, political or patriotic notes or emblems in any kit.

Thank you for your donations. You are helping to make a difference in people's lives.

*Print this kit (3 formats): PDF-Web-Word.

To Sustain Everyday Life: UMCOR Kits Are Another Way to Give
UMCOR Sager Brown Material Resources Specifications

Kits to Sustain Everyday Life

The following kit is used in places where people do not have ready access to many essential supplies for everyday life. Please follow the directions exactly. Include all items; do not add items that are not on the lists. Extra gifts, though given with the best of intentions, render a kit unusable and must be removed. Note: All items sent must be new!

Layette Kit

(Updated: 11/15/2004)

Many women do not have swaddling clothes with which to welcome their child into the world. Layette kits provide basic supplies for their baby's needs.

Bundle the items inside one of the receiving blankets and secure with the diaper pins.

Value: $35 per kit.
In a separate envelope, please send a check written to UMCOR Sager Brown for at least $1.00 for each kit to help with the costs of processing and shipping kits around the world.

Important: Please do not include any religious, political or patriotic notes or emblems in any kit.

Thank you for your donations. You are helping to make a difference in people's lives.

*Print this kit (3 formats): PDF-Web-Word.

To Sustain Everyday Life: UMCOR Kits Are Another Way to Give
UMCOR Sager Brown Material Resources Specifications

Kits to Sustain Everyday Life

The following kit is used in places where people do not have ready access to many essential supplies for everyday life. Please follow the directions exactly. Include all items; do not add items that are not on the lists. Extra gifts, though given with the best of intentions, render a kit unusable and must be removed. Note: All items sent must be new!

Sewing Kit

(Updated: 11/15/2004)

Sewing kits foster independence rather than dependence. Women can make clothing in their own size and in the style of their culture. Cottage industries often grow out of the sewing classes where women use these kits to practice valuable income-generating skills.

Wrap sewing notions in the fabric and place in a sealed one-gallon plastic bag.

Value: $18 per kit.
In a separate envelope, please send a check written to UMCOR Sager Brown for at least $1.00 for each kit to help with the costs of processing and shipping kits around the world.

Important: Please do not include any religious, political or patriotic notes or emblems in any kit.

Thank you for your donations. You are helping to make a difference in people's lives.

*Print this kit (3 formats): PDF-Web-Word.

To Sustain Everyday Life: UMCOR Kits Are Another Way to Give
UMCOR Sager Brown Material Resources Specifications

Kits to Assist in Recovery from Disasters

The following resources are used in places where people may have suffered losses due to natural or human made disasters. Please follow the directions exactly. Include all items; do not add items that are not on the lists. Extra gifts, though given with the best of intentions, render a kit unusable and must be removed. Note: All items sent must be new!

Flood Bucket

(Updated: 11/15/2004)

These supplies enable people to begin the overwhelming job of cleaning up after a flood or hurricane. For flood buckets only, if the requested sized item is not available, go down to the next available size. If nothing is available in the requested or smaller size, put masking tape on the outside of the bucket saying, "This bucket contains no _________."

*Special requirements: Put all items in the plastic bucket and seal lid. Please ensure that all cleansing agents are liquids (not powder) and in plastic bottles. All aerosols or flammables: If aerosols are included, do not send the bucket by US mail or DHL/Airborne freight. Ship by UPS ground, FedEx ground, or truck. Pack inside the bucket or strong outer boxes. Put the ORM-D mark on the outside of any buckets or boxes containing these items. Get it at http://gbgm-umc.org/umcor/print/kits/orm-d.cfm. Copy and tape on each bucket or box. Boxes cannot exceed 66 lbs. each.

Value: $45 per bucket.
In a separate envelope, please send a check written to UMCOR Sager Brown for at least $1.50 for each flood bucket to help with the costs of processing and shipping.

Thank you for your donations. You are helping to make a difference in people's lives.

*Print this kit (3 formats): PDF-Web-Word.

To Sustain Everyday Life: UMCOR Kits Are Another Way to Give
UMCOR Sager Brown Material Resources Specifications

Kits to Assist in Recovery from Disasters

The following resources are used in places where people may have suffered losses due to natural or human made disasters. Please follow the directions exactly. Include all items; do not add items that are not on the lists. Extra gifts, though given with the best of intentions, render a kit unusable and must be removed. Note: All items sent must be new!

Bedding Pak

(Updated: 12/1/2003)

Value: $50 per pak.
In a separate envelope, please send a check written to UMCOR Sager Brown for at least $1 for each kit to help with the costs of processing and shipping kits around the world.

Important: Please do not include any religious, political or patriotic notes or emblems in any kit.

Thank you for your donations. You are helping to make a difference in people's lives.

*Print this kit (3 formats): PDF-Web-Word.

To Sustain Everyday Life: UMCOR Kits Are Another Way to Give
UMCOR Sager Brown Material Resources Specifications

Another Way to Give

Bulk Materials

The material resources program is always happy to receive kits and buckets fully assembled with all required items. However, the UMCOR Sager Brown Depot can use large quantities of bulk items that may be easier for some churches and church groups to acquire. The top ten list of bulk material needs (listed in order of priority) is as follows:

(Updated: 07/11/2005)

  1. Terry cloth hand towels (15" x 25" or 16" x 27", No kitchen towels)
  2. Toothpaste (4.5 oz or larger, expiration date must be 6 months or longer in advance of the date of shipment to UMCOR Sager Brown)
  3. Metal nail files or fingernail clippers (no emery boards, no toenail clippers)
  4. Children's blunt scissors
  5. Pencil sharpeners (plain, small, individual sharpeners with no emblems)
  6. Baby sweaters (open in the front)
  7. Cloth baby diapers (cloth only--no disposable diapers)
  8. Ruled paper (pad, spiral, or loose leaf)
  9. Baby gowns or sleepers
  10. School Bags (finished size 14" x 16")

For 10 items donated, $1.00 is needed to help UMCOR Sager Brown with the costs of processing and shipping kits around the world.

Thank you for your donations. You are helping to make a difference in people's lives.

*Print this kit (3 formats): PDF-Web-Word.

To Sustain Everyday Life: UMCOR Kits Are Another Way to Give
UMCOR Sager Brown Material Resources Specifications

Kit Packing and Shipping Instructions

(Updated: 12/13/2004)

To learn what the current needs are call 1-800-814-8765. Send completed kits to: UMCOR Sager Brown Depot, P.O. Box 850, 131 Sager Brown Road, Baldwin, LA 70514-0850.

All emergency kits have been carefully planned to make them as usable as possible in the greatest number of situations. Because of strict rules imposed by international communities regarding product entry into their countries, it is important that kits contain only the items requested and nothing more. Do not include any personal notes, money or additional materials. These things must be painstakingly removed and will impede the progress of the shipment. Please note that all items included in kits must be NEW!

Kits should be packed in boxes with only one type of kit in each box. The contents should be clearly written on the outside or inside of the box. Please complete two packing lists: one for your own records and one to put outside the box with the shipping label. Paste the shipping label/packing list on the outside of each box you send to UMCOR Sager Brown. Thank you for including the shipping list; it expedites the depot's work.

You can get the shipping label on this website in PDF and Word format. (To get the label, click on the words "Word" or "PDF format" above. The free Adobe Acrobat® Reader must be installed on your computer in order for you to read and print PDF files.)

Please send please send a check written to UMCOR Sager Brown for at least $1 for each kit for processing and shipping costs. This support is vital because it enables material resources to be sent without delay to areas in need. You may send the money for shipping directly to UMCOR Sager Brown at the address above.

Thank you for your donations. You are helping to make a difference in people's lives.

*Print the shipping label and list (2 formats): PDF-Word.

 

To Sustain Everyday Life: UMCOR Kits Are Another Way to Give
UMCOR Sager Brown Material Resources Specifications

Packing List

(for your records)

From:
_____________________________

_____________________________

_____________________________

KitQuantityTotal Value
Health Kits________@$12$________
School Kits ________@$11$________
Layette Kits________@$35$________
Sewing Kits________@$18$________
Bedding Paks ________@$50$________
Flood Buckets ________@$45$________
Estimated value for bulk items___________$________
Supplies for Health Kits___________$________
  ___________$________
Supplies for School Kits ___________$________
  ___________$________
Supplies for Sewing Kits___________$________
Supplies for Layette Kits___________$________
Supplies for Flood Buckets___________$________
 ___________$________
Other____________$________
Total $________

 

Shipping Label and Packing List

(Updated: 9/1/2004)

Paste the shipping label on the outside of each box you send to UMCOR Sager Brown. When sending packages from a mailing center, be sure to include the name of the church or the individual sending the material on the label outside of the box.

(clip and put on outside of the box)

From:




___________________


 
 

To:
UMCOR Sager Brown Depot
PO Box 850
131 Sager Brown Road
Baldwin, LA 70514-0850


 

KitQuantityTotal Value
Health Kits________@$12$________
School Kits ________@$11$________
Layette Kits________@$35$________
Sewing Kits________@$18$________
Bedding Paks ________@$50$________
Flood Buckets ________@$45$________
Estimated value for bulk items___________$________
Supplies for Health Kits___________$________
  ___________$________
Supplies for School Kits ___________$________
  ___________$________
Supplies for Sewing Kits___________$________
Supplies for Layette Kits___________$________
Supplies for Flood Buckets___________$________
 ___________$________
Other____________$________
Total $________

 

 

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