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School kits

School kits are MCC’s most-requested item. Notebooks and pencils become treasures to families who struggle
to afford basic school supplies. School kits also are given to refugee and displaced children, helping students and
teachers add some normalcy to disrupted lives. They are frequently requested after disasters. MCC sends school kits to places including Afghanistan, Jordan and Kenya.

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School Kit Contents.

  • 4 spiral or perforated notebooks (8 1⁄2 x 10 1⁄2 in and 70 sheets)
  • 8 unsharpened pencils
  • 1 ruler(flat, flexible plastic; indicating both 30 cm and 12 in)
  • 12 colored pencils (in packaging)
  • 1 large pencil eraser

School kits are distributed in a useful double drawstring cloth bag (11in x 16in). You may sew the bag yourself  (instructions), request bags from an MCC collection center, or donate contents that we will place in a bag.

Drop off completed school kits at one of the drop-off locations in Canada or the U.S.

Download this video for use in your congregation

Making kit bags

How to make the drawstring shoulder bag for the kit contents.

School kit shipments
See where MCC has shipped school kits.

Find out where you can send or drop off your kits and material resources.
Help MCC buy needed items for families in their home communities or regions.

Education efforts
Explore MCC's work in education through the Global Family education sponsorship program.

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Ready to learn
Throughout the world, children and young people are ready to learn. But education remains out of reach for many – too tragically often because families can’t pay school fees or buy supplies or uniforms, because students must work or because schools don’t have enough classrooms or funds for teachers. MCC supports creative, community-based education through the Global Family education support program. Each year MCC provides more than 100,000 school kits, which include pencils, notebooks and other items, to students around the world. MCC also has a number of workers in education-related assignments – from leading English classes in China or Egypt to teaching in high schools in Zambia. More about Global Family.



MCC links sponsors to creative, community-based education programs, opening the door to learning for children and young adults. Learn more.
When parents and schools cannot afford basic school supplies, notebooks and pencils become precious commodities. Make an MCC school kit.
MCC often has international and local education-related assignments available. Explore MCC service opportunities.
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