16,659 dignity kits shipped between April 1, 2019 and March 31, 2021 to South Sudan and Ukraine.*
- 1 Reusable Pad System packed into 1 MCC kit bag, includes (access the sewing instructions and videos below):
- 3 waterproof base units, which hold the pad inserts in place
- 8 absorbent fleece pad inserts (4 large/4 small)
- 1 small transport bag
- 3 pair of briefs (cotton; women sizes small, medium or large – one size per kit; no red)
- Instructional care and use sheets
- 1 hand towel (medium weight, dark or bright colours)
- 1 washcloth (medium weight, dark or bright colours)
- 2 large bars of bath soap (leave in wrapper)
- 1 large bar laundry soap (such as Sunlight®, Fels Naptha® or Zote® brands)
- 1 wide-toothed comb (15 cm–20 cm)
- 1 nail clipper (good quality)
- 4 plastic or wooden clothespins (10 cm)
- 4 heavy-duty safety pins (2–2.5 cm; 2–5 cm)
Instructions: Place contents in a box or bag and deliver to your nearest MCC drop-off location. The kit will be re-packed at MCC in a new 8-litre pail with a lid.
The Reusable Pad System is packed in a useful double drawstring cloth bag (11 3/4 x 16 3/4 in). You may:
- sew the bag yourself
- donate contents that we will place in a bag.
*We started shipping limited quantities in 2019 as a pilot project, but further shipments were delayed due to the pandemic. We look forward to sending increased numbers to partners in the future.
How to sew a base unit
How to sew a transport bag
How to sew fleece pad inserts