Back-to-school shopping requires little more than a trip to the store for most American families. But even basic school supplies like pencils, notebooks and erasers are hard to come by - and nearly impossible to afford - for many families living in poverty around the world.
That's why Baptist Global Response is sponsoring the "Kits for Kids" campaign -- and why LifeWay Christian Resources is featuring Kits for Kids as its 2011 Vacation Bible School mission project. It's a unique opportunity to help equip a child with the tools they need to get an education. It's also a chance for families to teach their children what it means to love others by helping needy kids.
Number of Kits Assembled: 6240
Kits Requested: 331,842
Kits for Kids is simple. Church groups and families across the United States assemble "kits" of basic school supplies and drop them in the mail. Then, using its global network of national partners, Baptist Global Response distributes the kits to families in dozens of countries around the globe.
"Kits for Kids" shopping list:
- 5 Composition notebooks (non-spiral, hardback)
- 1 Ruler (with metrics)
- 1 Zippered pencil case
- 6 Blue ink pens
- 6 No. 2 pencils
- 2 Pencil sharpeners
- 2 or 3 Regular-sized glue sticks
- 2 Pink erasers
- 1 box of 12-count colored pencils
- 1 Pair of safety scissors
Pack your kit!
- Place all the items for each kit in a 2.5 gallon plastic slide-lock bag
- Include a kit label for each bag, either printed on paper and placed inside the bag or printed as a sticker and placed on the outside of the bag. (See resources: kit labels).
- Please do not include items in the kit that are not on the list; the contents need to be similar for each child who receives a kit
- Box your kits securely, with adequate padding, and ship to the address below
Ship your kit!
The deadline for shipping your kits is Oct. 31, 2011.
Address your package to:
Baptist Global Response
c/o A & O Services
2109 Loumour Avenue
Richmond, VA 23230-4109
Phone: (804) 219-1505
Gill Todd and Frank Mack
Monday - Friday (8am-4pm)
Please visit the following website for all the information you need: www.vbskitsforkids.com