Looking for a hands-on activity?

Looking for a hands-on activity for your group? Join MCC’s [School Kit Challenge].

Peter Thon Mathiang, left, with Ruaidit Majak Dierkuei , both students at at Saint Mary’s Primary School, Thon-Aduel, holds the contents of his school kit.

During the month of August, MCC is collecting school kits for students around the world. Gather with a group or make kits during VBS or Sunday school and donate them in August. (Missed the deadline? MCC needs school kits throughout the year.)

Provide clean water for better health


A group of children gathering water around a water pump

You can help bring clean water to children and their families in rural Ethiopia. Imagine the gift that clean, drinking water is for people in North Achefer, who now have clean water close to home! The money that you give will help to build more shallow wells and provide WASH (water, sanitation, hygiene) training for communities in Amhara, Ethiopia. It will also fund other activities that improve health and nutrition for children in Ethiopia.  

$100 ($130 CAD) helps a rural community access clean water.  

Please designate your MCC donation to “Ethiopia-Water.” 

Plant trees and protect an ecosystem


Etelvina Isabel Salas is director of Economía para Buen Vivir, or Economy for Good Living, at MCC partner Sembrandopaz’s experimental farm just outside of Sincelejo, Colombia.

In the Montes de María region of Colombia, droughts are growing longer and harsher, and water is becoming scarce. Your gift to MCC will support a program that plants trees and educates communities about conserving water and other resources. Reforestation provides all kinds of benefits. Trees shade fragile seedlings from the harsh sun; cooler forested areas prevent water from evaporating in the heat; and forests also provide shelter for animals like tortoises and monkeys.

  • $205 USD ($267 CAD) plants native and fruit trees in one of nine communities in the region.
  • $50 USD/CAD (or any amount) helps families learn about their ecosystem and conservation.

Please designate your MCC donation to “Colombia-Food.”

Share backpacks and school supplies

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Angele Kingenzi, 11, in the sixth grade at Malwanu Institute. Angele received school supplies and a uniform from CEFMC/MCC.

You can help churches reach out and share God’s love with families who are new in their communities. These families had to flee their hometowns because of violence, and now they need to make a new start. With your donation, the churches can purchase items that school children need.

Learn more: 
Hello from the Democratic Republic of the Congo video
Hello DR Congo activity sheet

  • $9 USD ($12 CAD) provides a school uniform and shoes
  • $14 USD ($18 CAD) provides a backpack and school supplies

Please designate your MCC donation to “DR Congo-Education.”

Collect kits (or cash for kits)

Around the world

Hector Pablo, staff, hands out a hygeine kit to Crismary Olarfe at Casa del Migrante in Guatemala City.

Looking for a hands-on project that makes a difference? Join MCC to share with families facing crisis because of natural disasters or violence. MCC kits offer many ways to share God’s love and care, reminding people that their needs are not forgotten.

Learn more: Journey of a kit video

Check out MCC's [School Kit Challenge] (and ask for an activity guide)

You can choose to put together school kits, hygiene kits, relief kits or other items as specified here.

Plan to deliver the kits to one of these locations.

Or you can choose to collect money to contribute toward items and shipping costs for MCC kits. Here are approximate dollar values for several types of kits:

  • $3 USD ($6.50 CAD) provides items for one hygiene kit
  • $8 USD ($8.50 CAD) provides items for one school kit
  • $31 USD ($52 CAD) provides items for one relief kit

If collecting money, please designate your MCC donation to “Cash for kits.”

Give a pig (or another animal)

Around the world

A Ugandan woman holding a pig

Give the gift of a living piggy bank. Animals provide important nutrition for children who are growing. And as flocks and herds grow, families can sell some of the animals – making a big difference in their lives! Your gift will bless people like Mary Ilero in Uganda by providing animals and training in how to raise them.

Learn more:  
A pig story  
Gift of a pig
Hello from Cambodia
Chickens, fish and veggies

  • $10 USD ($13 CAD) provides a brood of chicks
  • $20 USD ($26 CAD) stocks a pond with fish
  • $40 USD ($52 CAD) provides a pig
  • $50 USD ($65 CAD) provides a goat

Please designate your MCC donation to “Uganda-Food” or just “Food” to support animal projects around the world.

(Cost examples are averages from projects around the world.)

Support summer peace camps for kids


These children (whose names are withheld for security reasons) are attending activities at Child-Friendly Spaces (CFS) in Al-Humeira, a rural area in Qalamoun Valley, Syria, in 2019.

Give young people new peace skills so they can help build a future beyond war. Children like those in Syria will learn about resolving conflicts and overcoming trauma while building friendships. Your gift supports a program called Child-Friendly Spaces, designed to meet the needs of children who have experienced war.

Learn more: 
Child Friendly Spaces during War
Looking toward the future
Hello Syria video

$20 USD/CAD (or any amount) helps provide supplies, crafts and snacks for children’s activities.

Please designate your gift “Syria-Health” to support this project.

Provide year-round food with fishponds


A woman crouching by a pond

Even during a drought, a fishpond can provide a family with fish to sell, food to eat and water for their livestock. With your help, families in Cambodia can support themselves through the rainy season and the dry season with agricultural techniques they are learning through this project. Your gift supports buying fish to stock a pond or building a pond from scratch.

Learn more:

Farmers helping farmers
Chickens, fish and veggies – a sustainable relationship

$20 ($26 CAD) stocks a pond with fish (a family receives 700-800 catfish fingerlings)

$280 ($378 CAD) provides startup funds for a whole fishpond (10m x 15m, 2m deep) 

Please designate your MCC donation to “Cambodia-Livelihoods.” 

Give a gift where needed most

Every donation makes a difference.