As a part of our family’s Christmas Eve rituals we put together Church World Service kits for disaster or needy areas in the world. One year we put together 300 school kits. It was fun and even the young grandkids got involved. We set up an assembly line and each person filled the kit with an item: pencils, crayons, paper, eraser, etc.
We all felt good inside when we saw this huge mountain of 300 kits which would give children somewhere in the world the items they needed for school.
One year we made the collecting of the items for the kits into a contest. We divided the family into 3 groups. Each group had a list of items which they needed to find and buy, and the first team back with a completed list won a prize.
For information on the various kits: School Kits, Baby Care Kits, Hygiene Kits and Emergency Clean-Up Kits go to Church World Service: Kits Program. On this website you will receive all the information you need to make these service kits. A kit project could be done anytime during the year–not just at Christmas–because they are always needed.
Photo Credit: Avondale Pattillo UMC