DISASTER RELIEF & UMVIM

Health Kit Items
1 hand towel (15"x25" up to 17"x27" (no kitchen towels, please)
1 washcloth
1 comb (large and sturdy)
1 nail file or fingernail clippers (no emery boards or toenail clippers)
1 bath size bar of soap (3 oz. & up)
1 toothbrush (single brushes only in original wrapper, no child size brushes)
1 large tube toothpaste (expiration date must be six months or longer within date of shipment)
6 adhesive plastic strip sterile bandages

School Kit Items
1 pair blunt scissors
2 pads (or loose leaf) of 7 1/2"x11" ruled paper
1 30-centimeter ruler
1 hand held pencil sharpener
6 unsharpened pencils with erasers
1 eraser, 2 1/2"
12 sheets construction paper (varied colors)
1 box 24 crayons (only 24)

Prepare a 14'x16' (finished size) cloth bag with handles and a closure (Velcro, snap or button) and place items in the bag. Instructions for assembling School Kit bags are:
USE HEAVY DUTY FABRIC (not lightweight).  Cut 2 pieces of cloth 15"x19" allowing 1/2" for seams on sides and bottom and 2 1/2" seam at the top.  This will give the required finished size 14"x16".

Place the two 15"x19" pieces of cloth together, right sides together, and sew a 1/2' seam down one side across the bottom and up the other side, leaving the top open.  Turn the bag so the seam is inside the bag.

Turn under 1/2" of the top edge and stitch.  Tunder 2" at the top to form a hem and stitch.

MAKE THE HANDLES
For handles cut 2 pieces 4"x23".
Fold in half the length of one of the 4"x23" pieces with right sides together.  Stitch with a 1/2" seam allowance and turn the seam to the inside.

Repeat with the second piece of cloth.

Place one handle at the top of the bag, turning under 1/2" raw edge of material and secure by stitching.  Repeat the other piece of cloth making the handle on the opposite side of the bag.

OPTIONAL CLOSURE
Closures are optional and may be done with buttons/snaps/Velcro.  When using Velcro, stitch small pieces of Velcro near the top center inside the bag, Velcros loops on one side, Velcro hooks on the other.