Sewing skills open doors

When you create a sewing kit, you’re helping open doors to stronger, more sustainable livelihoods. 

Contents (NEW items only) 

  • 4 spools white thread (all-purpose; cotton/poly or 100% polyester; minimum 250 yd)
  • 4 spools black thread (all-purpose; cotton/poly or 100% polyester; minimum 250 yd)
  • 1 sewing tape measure (plastic or fiberglass; 150 cm; inch marking optional) 
  • 1 thimble (metal; medium size)
  • 1 dressmaker shears (good quality)
  • 1 seam ripper
  • 1 package needles (minimum 25; assorted sizes)
  • 1 package straight pins (minimum 80; round plastic heads preferred)
  • Shirt-style buttons (minimum 24; both 2 and 4 holes; black or white; size 12–25 mm (½–1 in); place loose buttons in a resealable plastic bag)
  • Sew-on snaps (minimum 36; assorted sizes)
  • Safety pins (minimum 25; assorted sizes)
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*Sewing kits are distributed in a useful double drawstring cloth bag 30 cm x 43 cm (12 in x 16¾ in). 

You may:

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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. 

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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.