The challenge

Join MCC's School Kit Challenge and help us pack 24,000 school kits during the month of August.

Notebooks and pencils are a tangible message of God’s love for families around the world who have been forced to flee their homes or struggle to afford basic school supplies. Without these items, many kids can’t get the education they desperately need.

Enter, the School Kit Challenge: 24,000 school kits to help 24,000 kids during the month of August.

School kit packing is a meaningful and fun activity for everyone, whether it's with your family, a group of friends or with Sunday school and VBS students. Sign up below to receive MCC's activity resource for kids to learn how school supplies help children around the world receive an education. 

Keep us posted on your packing progress on social media and you could win a pizza party for your group! See below for details.

Together, we can share God’s love with our global neighbors by giving the gift of education through erasers, pencils and more!

What's in a school kit?

A school kit is a cloth bag filled with notebooks, pencils, a ruler, colored pencils, an eraser, pens and a sharpener that gets sent to children in need all over the world. Our global partners are requesting school kits again this year, and we need your help filling these bags!

How you can get involved:

Gather up your kids or take a solo trip to your local school supply shop and purchase the items needed to create a school kit. We gladly accept donations of complete school kits or some of the supplies. Read what goes into a school kit and how to pack the items or watch Erin pack a school kit. Once your school kits are ready, bring them to an MCC kit drop-off location near you.

For suggestions on where you can find school kit items in your area, please contact your local MCC material resources drop-off centre.

Don’t have the time to purchase supplies and drop off a school kit? Sponsor the cost of items for one instead. A donation of $9 covers the cost of the items for one kit, including the double drawstring bag that we used to pack supplies.

Use the School Kit Challenge activity resource to share with Sunday School and VBS kids how school supplies help children around the world get an education. Sign up below for this free resource.

Plus, learn how school kits are changing the lives of students like Mary and John in South Sudan.

Post a photo of your school kit packing group on social media, and you'll be entered to win a pizza party courtesy of MCC. Two prizes will be given - one for the most creative photo of school kits and one for the most school kits shown in a photo. Can you get 200 school kits in one photo?

To enter, post your photo to social media, tag @mccpeace in your post and use the hashtag #MCCSchoolKitChallenge. All photos posted to Facebook or Instagram by August 31, 2024 will be entered to win a pizza party.

School Kit Challenge activity guide

Download the School Kit Challenge activity guide today!

Sponsor a school kit

Help cover the cost of an MCC school kit.