North Suburban Mennonite Church | Libertyville, Illinois
North Suburban Mennonite Church | Libertyville, Illinois
North Suburban Mennonite Church | Libertyville, Illinois
Sewing bags for MCC school kits
Sewing bags for MCC school kits

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC)

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is a relief, service, and peace agency of the North American Mennonite and Brethren in Christ churches.

We support MCC through prayer and our resources, in efforts such as constructing school kits, collecting blankets, and other relief efforts. The children's Sunday school class raised and collected funds for the tsunami relief effort.

School kits are our most requested item. They are given primarily to refugee and displaced children, helping students and teachers add some normalcy to disrupted lives. Also areas that experienced natural disasters receive them with joy. MCC sends school kits for children in places such as Bosnia, Haiti, Honduras, Iraq, Liberia, Nicaragua, North Korea, Russia, Serbia, and Ukraine and to poorly funded schools in Canada and the United States. In 2008, MCC shipped over 120,000 school kits.

School Kit Contents: (NEW items only)

  • 4 spiral notebooks or notebooks with perforations (about 21.5cm x 27cm / 8.5" x 10.5" and 70-80 sheets, U.S., equal to 140-160 pages, Canada)
  • 4 unsharpened #2 pencils
  • 1 ruler (flexible plastic; indicating both 30 cm and 12")
  • 1 box of colored pencils (12 - 24 )
  • 1 large pencil eraser
  • Place contents in a fabric double drawstring bag, 28 cm x 40.6 cm / 11" x 16".

For more information about making the kit bags, visit the MCC relief kit page.

For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing. I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.
Matthew 25:35-36