Annual Conference 2014 -- Mission opportunity: Donate UMCOR kits

3/28/2014

During Annual Conference, the Office of Mission will collect UMCOR Sewing, Layette, and Bedding Kits.

Donations of kits will be received at a designated truck parked May 26 in St. Luke’s south lot and parked May 27 in the OCU Freede Center’s north lot during morning registration.

Also bring $1 per kit to assist with shipping costs.

If you have questions, contact the OKVIM office, kterrell-wilkes@okumc.org, 405-530-2029.

Key steps

Assemble the kits prior to delivering them. All items must be new.

Since strict rules govern product entry into countries, kits must contain only the specified supplies — nothing more. Do not include money, notes, or any other items. Additional items must be removed, thus delaying shipping.

Your careful attention to the details about each item and kit assembly is crucial to the efficiency and overall success of this mission project.

 

Sewing Kit

Do not wash fabric items.

3 continuous yards of new, solid-

color fabric — only cotton or

cotton-blend

1 pair fabric scissors

1 package hand needles, in

original packaging

1 spool thread, medium- to large-

size spool, no travel-kit thread

Five to eight buttons, 5/8ths-inch

size or larger, on original cards or

fastened together — no loose

buttons

One sealable, gallon-size plastic bag

To assemble: Place all items in the plastic bag and seal.


Layette Kit

Do not wash fabric items.

6 cloth diapers

2 infant shirts (undershirts or

onesies)

2 infant-size washcloths 

2 baby gowns or sleepers

1 baby sweater or jacket (must open

at front; may be knitted, crocheted,

or sewn; hooded sweatshirts are

acceptable)

2 diaper pins with protective plastic

closures

2 receiving blankets, sizes 28-by-28

inches to 32-by-32 inches — no

crib blankets

To assemble: Lay out one of the receiving blankets on a table. Set aside the diaper pins. Place all other items in the center of the opened blanket. Fold the blanket around the items, and secure the bundle with the diaper pins.


Bedding Kit

Do not wash fabric items.

2 flat, double-size sheets (no fitted sheets)

2 pillows

2 pillowcases

The website for the United Methodist Committee on Relief provides more details and further information.

 

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