Relief Kits for World Refugee Day 2018

We can’t solve the issues for the 65 million people around the world who are currently displaced from their homes, but we can each do something! Between now and World Refugee Day, June 20, join other concerned members of our community to collect basic hygiene items to make relief kits–kits that can mean help and hope to a family facing uncertainty about the future.

A relief kit supplies the most basic items needed by refugee families, including:

  • 4 bath towels (medium weight, dark or bright colors)
  • 4 adult size toothbrushes (leave in packaging)
  • 4 large bars bath soap
  • 2 wide-tooth combs (6-8 inches)
  • 1 box bandaids (minimum 40 count, assorted sizes)
  • 1 fingernail clipper (good quality)
  • 1 or 2 packages thin sanitary pads (minimum 24 pads)
  • 4 large bars laundry soap (Fels Naptha or Zote brands)
  • 1 or 2 bottles of shampoo (totaling at least 20 oz)

Please purchase any or all of the items listed above, put them in a durable garbage bag for shipping, and bring them to the celebration at First United Methodist Church on World Refugee Day. Last year we assembled 50 kits during the evening; can we make 100 kits this year?

RRCLC is working through Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), who partners with churches and other nonprofit organizations in the countries where relief kits are delivered. MCC shipped 24,530 kits last year to Jordan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Democratic Republic of Korea (North Korea), Iraq, Ukraine, Syria, Lebanon, Haiti, Burkina Faso and Canada. Together we can make a difference! For more information, contact Becky Schenck, RRCLC Kits Committee 541-600-5421 or beckyschenck@yahoo.com

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