PUMC Packs Health Kits! (9/20/15)

Posted by on Sep 18, 2015 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: Beyond our Community, UMCOR, UMW, women | 0 comments

The United Methodist Women are collecting items for Health Kits beginning this Sunday, 9/20! There will be a collection box in the Narthex. We will be packing the Kits at our Annual Fall Fling, Wednesday, October 14.


Here are the details on what we’re preparing….

Health Kit Materials

Each health kit will contain the following materials.  Donate whatever parts of a kit that you can…

  • 1 hand towel  15 x 25 inches to 17 x 27 inches;
    Kitchen, cleaning, and microfiber towels not acceptable.
  • 1 washcloth
  • 1 comb
    Comb needs to be sturdy and longer than 6 inches long;
    No pocket combs or picks please;
    Rattail combs and combs without handles are acceptable with a minimum of 6 inches of teeth.
  • 1 metal nail file or nail clippers   No emery boards, please.
  • 1 bath-size soap  3 oz. and larger sizes only;
    No Ivory or Jergens soap due to moisture content;
    Do not remove from original packaging.
  • 1 toothbrush  Adult size only;
    Do not remove from original packaging.
  • 6 adhesive bandages
    ¾ inch to 1 inch-size;
  • Common household Band-Aids.
  • 1 plastic bag… One-gallon size sealable bag only.
  • $1.00 to purchase toothpaste


Assembly Directions

UMCOR Health Kits- 2014_400x300All of the items are packaged in a 1 Gallon “Zip Lock” (type) bag.  Here are some details…

  • Set the $1.00 for toothpaste aside to be included in a separate envelope.
  • Lay out the hand towel flat on a table.
  • Lay the washcloth flat in the center of the hand towel.
  • Place all remaining items on top of the washcloth. Fold over the sides of the hand towel to cover all of the items.
  • Fold over one end of the hand towel so that it covers all of the items.
  • Grasp the bundle of items tightly and roll over the remainder of the hand towel tightly.
  • Place the tightly rolled bundle in the plastic bag.
  • Remove as much air as possible and seal the bag.


Important Notes All items must be new. Do not wash any of the items as they will be considered used. Please remove all packaging, unless otherwise specified. All emergency kits are carefully planned to make them usable in the greatest number of situations. Since strict rules often govern product entry into international countries, it is important that kits contain only the requested items, nothing more.


We planned this project last May not knowing UMCOR would issue this appeal, now! God’s perfect timing! United Methodist Women– we make a difference!

For more information on UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) and  on this particular project, Click Here.


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