Keeping clean to remain healthy

As we work to promote health and well-being for people who have been displaced, a hygiene kit is a great place to start. Below is a list of items to include in a hygiene kit, along with a helpful instructional video.

Contents (NEW items only) 

  • 1 adult-sized toothbrush (in manufacturer’s packaging)
  • 1 large bar bath soap (in original wrapper)
  • 1 nail clipper (good quality)
  • 1 hand towel (medium weight, dark or bright colors preferred); approx. 40 cm x 65 cm (16 in x 26 in)
  • 1 wide-toothed comb; 15-20 cm (6-8 in)

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. 

A hygiene kit laid out on a table
Examples of acceptable and unacceptable combs
Please select wide-toothed combs that are 15-20 cm (6-8 in) in length. This photo depicts two acceptable combs on the left. Please avoid fine-toothed or extra-wide combs like the ones at the right of the picture.

Hygiene kits are distributed in a useful, double-drawstring cloth bag 30 cm x 43 cm (12 in x 16¾ in).

You may:

How to build a hygiene kit

Purity demonstrates how to pack a hygiene kit. 
A woman sits and works at a sewing machine.

MCC kit bag

You can make an MCC kit bag easily following these instructions.

Lady dropping off materials at the MCC Great Lakes office in Kidron

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. 

A woman stacks moves boxes out of a shipping container and stacks them on top of each other.

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.