The Material Resources Center (MRC) in North Newton, Kan., functions to process and ship quality material resources for MCC both domestically and internationally. Caring volunteers provide the manpower behind the MRC while taking part in MCC's ministries. The MRC also offers educational opportunities to visitors and volunteers alike.


Donate kits and comforters

The MRC serves as a collection point in the U.S. for receiving, packing and shipping material resources donated by people responding to aid requests from MCC partners. This includes the many kits and comforters shipped domestically and internationally for MCC's ministries. To make shopping and shipping convenient we have created a Wish List on Amazon. This list is up-to-date and contains the specific items needed in the North Newton MRC.

For more information on any of the kits, click the links below:

Prisoner care kits 

  • Prisoner care kit - MEN contents (new items only):
    • 1 pair of white underwear (briefs)*
    • 1 bottle of lotion (maximum 2 oz.)
    • 1 bar of soap (minimum 4 oz.)
    • 1 tube of toothpaste (minimum 6 oz.)
    • 1 deodorant (minimum 2.25 oz.)
    • 1 pair of white crew socks*
    • 1 white crewneck undershirt*
    • *Note: Clothing items are accepted in two sizes: men's large and men's extra large. Please choose one of these sizes and purchase underwear, socks and undershirt in the same size.​

Returning citizen care kits 

  • Returning Citizen care kit - WOMAN contents (new items only):
    • 1 pair of underwear (briefs)*
    • 1 bottle of lotion (maximum 13-24 oz.)
    • 1 bottle of shampoo (minimum 12 oz.)
    • 1 large bar of soap (minimum 4 oz.)
    • 1 tube of toothpaste (minimum 6 oz.)
    • 1 toothbrush
    • 1 deodorant (minimum 2.25 oz.)
    • 1 pair of crew socks*
    • 1 crewneck t-shirt*
    • 1 package of sanitary pads (18-24 count thin maxi)
    • 1 package of hair ties
    • 1 disposable razor
    • 1 small package of Q-tips
    • *Note: Clothing items are accepted in two sizes: women's large and extra large. Please choose one of these sizes and purchase underwear, socks and t-shirts in the same size.
  • Returning Citizen care kit - MEN contents (new items only):
    • 1 pair of underwear (briefs)*
    • 1 bottle of lotion (maximum 13-24 oz.)
    • 1 bottle of shampoo (minimum 12 oz.)
    • 1 large bar of soap (minimum 4 oz.)
    • 1 tube of toothpaste (minimum 6 oz.)
    • 1 toothbrush
    • 1 deodorant (minimum 2.25 oz.)
    • 1 pair of crew socks*
    • 1 crewneck t-shirt*
    • 1 disposable razor
    • 1 small package of Q-tips
    • *Note: Clothing items are accepted in two sizes: men's large and extra large. Please choose one of these sizes and purchase underwear, socks and t-shirts in the same size.

Instructions: Kit items will be packed into drawstring bags at MCC. Completed kits can be dropped off or sent to MCC Central States, PO Box 235, 121 E. 30th, North Newton, KS 67117.

Make a kit bag for school, sewing and hygiene kits by following the directions here or by picking up bags at the MRC.


Donate time

The MRC relies on thousands of volunteers to do the hands-on work of the center. Churches, families, school groups and retirees donate their time to pack resources, quilt and work on recycling projects.

Volunteer activities at the MRC include:

  • Checking and packing kits, including school kits, relief kits and hygiene kits
  • Checking cans of meat
  • Knotting comforters
  • Sewing recycled items
  • Bundling comforters and blankets
  • Recycling books
  • Bundling cardboard, paper and clothing
  • Loading containers for shipment

Visit the MRC

Educational opportunities such as tours, videos, learning activities and stories of MCC’s work around the world are provided for all ages, including younger children.

 

Business Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 12 PM and 1 PM - 5 PM

MCC Central States
121 E. 30th
North Newton, KS 67117
United States
Contact: 
Kate Mast
MCC Material Resource Center in North Newton
121 E. 30th
PO Box 235
North Newton, KS 67117
United States
Monday to Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday Closed Sunday Closed 24 Hour Donation Drop Off room always available
Duane Unruh
MCC Central States Warehouse
121 E. 30th
PO Box 235
North Newton, KS 67117
United States