School supplies are an issue in every school district. Every school and classroom in the U.S. is asking parents or businesses to chip in for children to have the pencils, pens, notebooks necessary so they can learn. As difficult it is here, it is so much more in refugee camps, where even obtaining food is a struggle.
Mennonite Central Committee has a program that provides almost 80,000 school kits a year to families that have been forces to flee their hometowns. Hundreds of churches participate in purchasing the supplies, sew the bags, and put the kits together.
In 2018, Eugene Mennonite organized the collection and collation of all the kits provided from the Eugene area. It was exciting to be a part of such a huge effort to help children in refugee camps.
If you would like to participate in providing school kits for refugees, please check out the MCC website, mcc.org/get-involved/kits/school