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School kits

School kit contents

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. MCC sends school kits to places including Iraq, Nicaragua, North Korea and to poorly funded schools in Canada and the United States.

School kit contents

  • 4 spiral or perforated notebooks (about 21.5cm x 27cm / 8.5in x 10.5in and 140 pages; or 4 notebooks=560 pgs) 
  • 8 unsharpened pencils
  • 1 ruler (flat; flexible plastic; indicating both 30cm and 12in)
  • 12 colored pencils (in packaging)
  • 1 large pencil eraser


School kits are distributed in a useful double drawstring cloth bag (28cm x 40.6cm / 11in x 16in). You may sew the bag yourself  (instructions), request bags from an MCC collection center, or donate contents that we will place in a bag.

Drop off completed school kits at one of the drop-off locations. 

Watch this short video on how to assemble a school kit: