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Partnering with Ten Thousand Villages

Reba Place Church is collaborating with our local Ten Thousand Villages store to collect supplies to pack 30+ MCC Relief Kits. Due to an increased demand and urgent need, MCC is planning ongoing shipments of emergency supplies to Ukraine and other locations around the world to families whose lives have been disrupted by war or disaster.

One item that can be purchased locally, from Ten Thousand Villages is SOAP. You can support their fair trade mission while also supporting the efforts of MCC with these purchases. All donations can be dropped of at either the Meetinghouse on Sunday mornings or at Ten Thousand Villages (915 Chicago Avenue, Evanston) during business hours. We will be collecting supplies through mid-August and then hosting a packing event. This is a great opportunity for the whole family to be involved. Thanks for helping with this effort!

Each kit will contain these specific items:

  • 4 large bars bath soap (leave in wrapper) You can purchase from Ten Thousand Villages!

  • Shampoo (1 or 2 bottles, totaling more than 20 oz; place in resealable plastic bag)

  • 4 large bars laundry soap (such as Fels Naptha®, Sunlight® or Zote® brands)

  • 4 adult-size toothbrushes (in manufacturer’s packaging)

  • 4 new bath towels (medium weight, dark or bright colors; approx. 29 in x 60 in)

  • 2 wide-toothed combs (6–8 in)

  • 1 nail clipper (good quality)

  • 1 box adhesive bandages (minimum 40, assorted)

  • Sanitary pads (THIN; 1 or 2 packages, minimum 28 pads total)

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