In the last several years, shipments of blankets and comforters were sent to Afghanistan, Bosnia, Haiti, Honduras, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, North Korea, Palestine, Russia, Serbia, Sudan and Ukraine. For more information: http://mcc.org/kits/blankets
Each MCC relief kit contains four bath towels. Relief kits provide valuable supplies to families traumatized by war and disasters. In recent years, kits have been sent to Haiti, Iraq, Gaza, Bosnia, Serbia, Nepal, Mozambique, Indonesia and Honduras. For more information: http://mcc.org/kits/relief
On the seventh day of Christmas...seven $10 bills!
Cash donations to your local material resource center enable staff and volunteers to purchase items at reduced bulk rates. To make a donation, write your check out to MCC Great Lakes with "kit supplies" in the memo line and mail to the Depot MRC (1013 Division Street, Goshen IN 46528) or MCC Connections MRC (PO Box 19, Kidron OH 44636).
On the eighth day of Christmas...eight dozen notebooks!
School kits are MCC's most-requested item. Notebooks and pencils become treasures to families who struggle to afford basic school supplies. School kits are also given to refugee and displaced children, helping students and teachers add some normalcy to disrupted lives. They are frequently requested after natural disasters. For more information: http://mcc.org/kits/school
Newborn kits are sent to assist mothers in giving their children a good start in Bosnia, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, North Korea, Serbia, Russia and Ukraine. For more information: http://mcc.org/kits/newborn
To honor the memory of her sister-in-law, Michelle Omic, Leah Miller has created a group dedicated to making sure mothers around the world have the basic supplies they need to give their babies a good start with MCC newborn kits: http://greatlakes.mcc.org/stories/news/moms
On the eleventh day of Christmas...eleven years of service!
MCC Material Resource Centers wouldn't be able to function without the help of dedicated volunteers like Johanna Sutter, who has given freely of her time for over 11 years. Contact the MCC Great Lakes Office at 574-534-4133 or GreatLakesOffice@mcc.org for more information about how you can get involved in volunteering!