University United Methodist Church
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
100 Years - From Grace We Are United

Health Kits


Assembly & Shipping Instructions

Health kits provide basic necessities to people who have been forced to leave their homes because of human conflict or natural disaster. Health kits are also used as learning tools in personal hygiene, literacy, nutrition and cooking classes.

PDF icon- S Health Kit PDF (1pp, 78K)

Health Kit Items Value: $12 per kit

Place these items inside a sealed one-gallon plastic bag.

  • 1 hand towel 15” x 25” to 17”x 27” kitchen
    cleaning and microfiber towels not acceptable
  • 1 washcloth 
  • 1 comb 
    comb needs to be sturdy and at least 8” long
    no pocket combs or picks please
    rattail combs and combs without handles are acceptable
  • 1 metal nail file or clipper 
    no emery boards or toenail clippers please
  • 1 bath size soap 
    3 oz. and larger sizes only all brands are acceptable
    do not remove from original packaging
  • 1 toothbrush 
    adult size only do not remove from original packaging
  • 6 adhesive bandages 
    ¾” to 1 “ size common household band aids
  • 1 plastic bag one gallon size
    sealable bags only
  • $1.00 to purchase toothpaste

Assembly Directions

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 wash cloth. 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.
‐ 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.
‐ DO NOT include any personal notes, money or additional material in the kits. These things must be painstakingly removed and will delay the shipment.
‐ UMCOR is now purchasing toothpaste in bulk to be added to health kits before shipping to ensure that the product does not expire before they are sent. Do not put single dollar bills in each kit. Collect all monies for toothpaste and shipping, place it in a separate envelope and send along with the kit donations.

Packing Kits

  • Box Weight. Each packed box cannot exceed 66 pounds. 

Shipping Kits

  1. Complete 2 packing lists-one for your records and one to put on the shipping box.
  2. Paste the shipping label / packing list on the outside of each box you send. The shipping list helps the depot to quickly process kits.
  3. Processing & Shipping Costs: Please enclose an envelope containing at least
  4. $1 for each kit you send. This donation enables kits to be sent to areas in need. For Cleaning Buckets: $1.50