UMCOR Kit Supply Lists

UMCOR kits are assembled by local churches and sent to Sager Brown Depot or Midwest Mission Distribution Center for dissemination to areas affected by natural disasters or to countries where residents live in extreme poverty.     

Health Kits


  • 1 hand towel (15" x 25" up to 17"x 27")

  • 1 washcloth

  • 1 comb (large and sturdy)

  • 1 nail file or fingernail clippers (no emery boards or toenail clippers)

  • 1 bath-size bar of soap

  • 1 toothbrush (single brushes only in original wrapper, no child size brushes)

  • 6 adhesive plastic strip sterile bandages

  • $1.00 for the distribution center to purchase toothpaste

All kit contents must be new, unused and exactly as requested.

Place these items in a one-gallon zip-lock plastic bag.

School Kits


  • 1 pair blunt scissors (rounded tip)

  • 3 pads (or loose leaf) 8 1/2 x 11" ruled paper

  • 1 30-centimeter ruler

  • 1 hand held pencil sharpener

  • 6 unsharpened pencils with erasers

  • 1 eraser, 2 1/2"

  • 1 box of 24 crayons

All kit contents must be new and exactly as requested

School bags in which to place the supplies will be provided


Layette Kits


  • 6 cloth diapers

  • 2 shirts or 2 one-piece body suits (onzies)

  • 2 baby washcloths

  • 2 gowns or sleepers

  • 2 diaper pins

  • 1 sweater or hooded sweatshirt with front opening

  • 2 receiving blankets

All kit contents must be new and exactly as requested

Place all contents in the center of one of the receiving blankets, fold over the contents and secure with the 2 diaper pins.


Sewing Kits


  • 3 yards of cotton or cotton-blend fabric

  • 1 pair sewing scissors

  • 1 package of needles

  • 1 spool of matching thread

  • 5 - 8 matching buttons

All kit contents must be new and exactly as requested.

Wrap sewing notions in the fabric and place in a one-gallon zip-lock plastic bag.


Cleaning Kits

5 gallon round bucket with resealable lid

Buckets from fast-food restaurants or bakeries can be used if washed and cleaned.  Do not use buckets that have stored chemicals such as paint or pool cleaner.  Advertisement on the outside are acceptable.  No square buckets.

Liquid laundry detergent   One 50 oz. or two25 oz. bottles only.

Liquid household cleaner   12-16 oz. liquid cleaner that can be mixed with water.  No spray cleaners

Dish Soap     16-28 oz. bottle any brand

1 can air freshener     Aerosol or pump

1 insect repellant spray     64 oz. aerosol or spray pump with protective cover

1 scrub brush      Plastic or wooden handle

18 cleaning wipes     Handi Wipes or reusable wipes, no terry cleaning towels, remove from packaging

7 sponges    No cellulose sponges due to mold issues; remove from wrapper

8 scouring pads    Remove from wrapper.  No stainless steel, Brillo pads, or SOS pads (nothing with soap built in)

50 clothespins

Clothesline    One 100 ft. or two 50 ft. lines.  Cotton or plastic.

24 roll heavy-duty trash bags    33-45 gallon sizes; remove from the box

5 dust masks

2 pairs Kitchen Dishwashing Gloves    Should be durable enough for multiple uses.  Remove from packaging

1 pair Work Gloves    Cotton with leather palm or all leather

Assembly Directions

Place all liquid items in the bucket first.  Place remaining items in the bucket, fitting them around and between the liquid items.  Sponges, scouring pads, clothespins and trash bags can be separated in order to fit all of the items in the bucket.  Ensure the lid is closed securely.