Family and Friends at Cropwalk

Church World Service Blanket and Kit Collection

This sheet outlines ways churches can respond to the Blanket, Kit and Layette Appeal of Church World Service. With the number of disasters throughout the world these kits are in short supply. You can help insure that when a disaster strikes, these relief items are available. The school and health kits are the most needed. Please email our office,, to check on a local collection opportunity or to arrange pick up.

Pastors: Please remove or duplicate this page and share it with your key leaders who will translate them into action.

Leaders: Please share this sheet with others whose response will bring great blessings to many others.

A blanket is the basic component of every disaster response!

The causes are many – war, disaster, civil strife. The results are tragically the same – people moving, running. With them are only the few possessions they wear or carry. For many, one of our blankets serves as a shelter, a roof between a family and bad weather. It is privacy in a crowded camp, and a tote in which to gather a few salvaged belongings.

$5 allows CWS to purchase wool-blend blankets in bulk from manufacturers.

(Envelope/flyers for this collection are available from the United Churches office.)

Durable donated blankets, including quilts and comforters are also accepted.

They must be 60″ X 68″ minimum.  Please add
$1.00 each
 for processing.

Health Kits bring clean hands, good grooming, and bright shiny smiles to friends around the world!

Each Health Kit contains:

  • 1 hand towel
  • 1 new bar of soap  (bath size still in wrapper)
  • 1 washcloth
  • 1 toothbrush
  • 1 wide tooth comb
  • 1 nail clipper
  • 6 band-aids

Do not include toothpaste … It will be added by Church World Service at shipping to insure freshness.
Place all items in a one gallon zip lock bag.
Please add $2.00 each for processing.

School Kits make the first days of school a dream come true!

Imagine new paper, pencils and crayons all because someone far away shared a school kit.

Each School Kit contains:

  • 1   pair blunt scissors
  • 3   70-count spiral notebooks 8 1/2 X 11-inch ruled paper (200/210 sheets) – no loose leaf or filler paper please
  • 1   pencil sharpener
  • 1   30-cm metric ruler (12″)  (Rulers with inches on one side and centimeters on the other are OK.)
  • 1   large eraser
  • 1   box of crayons (24 crayons)
  • 6   new pencils with erasers (unsharpened)
  • 12  sheets construction paper
  • 1   12 X 14-inch cloth bag with cloth handle and a closure (cotton or canvas – no reusable shopping bags or backpacks)

Place all items in a cloth bag, and secure contents via a button, snap or velcro closure. Please add $2.00 each for processing.

Emergency Clean Up Bucket Kits sent nationally and internationally now.

Each Kit contains:

  • 1 – 5 gallon bucket with reseal able lid
  • 5 – Scouring pads
  • 1 – 8 oz cleaning towels (reusable like Easy Wipes)
  • 7 – Sponges, assorted sizes
  • 1 – 50-78 oz dry laundry detergent
  • 1 – Scrub brush
  • 1 – 12 oz bottle household cleaner (like Lysol)
  • 48-50 Clothes pins
  • 1 – 24-28 oz bottle disinfectant dish soap (like Dawn)
  • 2   Pairs latex gloves
  • 1 – 100 ft Clothesline (or two 50 ft clotheslines)
  • 1 – Pair work gloves
  • 5 – packages dust masks (like Benchtop)
  • 1 – 24-28 bag heavy-duty trash bags (30-45 gallon)
  • 6-9 oz insect repellent (pump, drops or lotion, NOT aerosol)

Please add $3.00 each for processing.

Please purchase all liquids in unopened plastic bottles. Place all items in the plastic bucket and seal the lid.

Need Some Help?  Instruction flyers for these kits, blanket offering envelopes, information and speakers are available through our United Churches office, 570-322-1110. They are no longer accepting the sewing kits.

Your gift of money for each Blanket or Kit donated will help with the cost of processing and shipment to the disaster site.