Valuable supplies for families
Below is a list of items found in a relief kit, as well as items we cannot accept.
Last year, MCC shipped 32,285 relief kits to Cuba, Guatemala, Haiti, Iraq, Jordan, Malawi, Syria, Ukraine and Zambia.
Relief kit contents (NEW items only)
- 4 large bars bath soap (leave in wrapper)
- Shampoo; 1 or 2 bottles totaling more than 600 ml (20 oz); place in a resealable plastic bag.
- 4 large bars laundry soap (such as Fels Naptha®, Sunlight®, or Zote® brands)
- 4 adult-sized toothbrushes (in manufacturer’s packaging)
- 4 new bath towels (medium weight, dark or bright colors preferred); approximately 70 cm x 125 cm (28 in x 50 in)
- 2 wide-toothed combs; 15-20 cm (6-8 in)
- 1 nail clipper (good quality)
- Adhesive bandages (minimum 40)
- Sanitary pads (THIN; 1 or 2 packages, minimum 28 pads total)
Items we cannot accept:
- Face towels/cloths
- Hotel/mini bar soap
- Full nail care kits or nail files
- Hair conditioner
- Panty liners
- Personal notes or family photos
- Child size/small toothbrushes
- Men’s pocket combs
- Travel size toothpaste
- Powdered laundry detergent
Thank you for limiting your generosity to the items listed. Due to strict regulations in some countries on the expiration date of toothpaste, MCC no longer asks for toothpaste to be donated with the kit. Instead, we will provide toothpaste with the kits when they ship from our warehouse.
Place contents in a box or bag and deliver to an MCC drop-off location. The kit will be re-packed in a new 5-gallon plastic pail with a lid.
MCC relief kits
Relief kit assembly
We’ve created a simple relief kit assembly guide. Click the link below.
Kit Drop-Off Locations
Once you’ve completed your kits and comforters, find a drop-off location near you. With locations throughout the U.S. and Canada, we are happy to accept your donations of comforters, completed kits and kit materials.
Material Resources: A hands-on way to help others
MCC believes that sharing supplies like kits and comforters is an important way to communicate compassion and care for people across the globe, fulfilling Christ's command to love our neighbors. Volunteers are a driving force behind MCC’s Material Resources program.
Cash for kits and comforters
Every donation makes a difference.