Notebooks and pencils are treasures for families who struggle to afford basic school supplies. School kits often are requested after disasters and help bring normalcy to children whose families have been forced to flee their homes.

78,035 shipped last year to Jordan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iraq, Zambia, Ukraine, Somalia, Burkina Faso, Canada, the U.S. 

Contents (NEW items only)

  • Any combination of 4 spiral or perforated-pages notebooks (about 21.5 cm x 27 cm) totalling 500–600 pages, OR  7 spiral or perforated-pages notebooks (80 pages each; about 21.5 cm x 27 cm)
  • 8 new unsharpened pencils
  • 1 ruler (flat, good quality; must indicate 30 cm; inch markings optional)
  • 12 coloured pencils (in packaging)
  • 1 large eraser
  • 2 new black or blue ballpoint pens
  • 1 small metal pencil sharpener (one or two holes)

School kits are distributed in a useful double drawstring cloth bag (30 x 43 cm/11 3/4 x 16 3/4 in). You may:

  • Sew the bag yourself
  • Request bags from an MCC material resources centre or
  • Donate contents that we will place in a bag.

Thank you for limiting your generosity to the items listed.

Bring completed school kits to an MCC drop-off location.

How to build a school kit

How to build a school kit
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