UMCOR Kit Collection
FALL 2021 UMCOR KIT COLLECTION
The Dakotas Conference will be collecting UMCOR kits for health / hygiene and school supplies this fall(2021). The collection sites are:
- Aberdeen First UMC
- Bismarck Legacy UMC
- Fargo First UMC
- Rapid City Open Heart UMC
- Dakotas Conference Office (Mitchell, South Dakota).
The drop-off dates are September 20 - 24. Please call ahead to your preferred location to inquire about office hours or to schedule a drop-off appointment. Watch for upcoming announcements about gifts to our 2021 Annual Conference Miracle Offering, too.
In some areas, children lack access to books and essential school supplies. Classes are held in inadequate buildings. School kits may be some children’s only educational resource. A second way to share God's love with your neighbors is for your local church to adopt a school in your community and buy school supplies for teachers and students. Get started by contacting local school officials and find out the best way to help students and teachers get equipped for the school year. If you have already collected items for school kits, check with your local schools to see how they might use these items.
Hygiene kits are a great way of providing basic necessities to people who have been forced to leave their homes because of human conflict or natural disaster. Hygiene kits are also used as learning tools in personal hygiene, literacy, nutrition, and cooking classes. Other ways you can be a blessing to those in need is to purchase and send gift cards or order specific items, identified as a need by one of our Dakotas Conference missions ministries, online. Online orders and gift cards reduce shipping costs and keep everyone safe.
Complete the online Hunger Grant Application here.
UMCOR collects cleaning kits*, hygiene kits, and school kits for distribution within the United States. Kits help sustain everyday life for people who lack ready access to essential supplies when a disaster strikes. International distribution of relief supplies was discontinued in 2017. Relief grants will be offered to international partners to allow for local purchase and assembly of kits which are more culturally appropriate. The Dakotas Conference normally collects cleaning, hygiene, and school kits and ships them to an UMCOR Depot. Here are the kit assembly instructions: