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Mission Challenge 2023

2023 Mission Challenge
Mission Truck Donations

The NIC Board of Global Ministries is coordinating with Midwest Mission to organize its annual conference collection drive for Midwest Mission’s Most Needed Items.

Update from Annual Conference:

Over 7,000 pounds donated!

If you missed out on the challenge, don’t worry.

  • There are also online shopping and donation options (see the side bar).
  • You also can always send donations to the center directly or drop off at the NIC permanent sites:
    • Lake North: Maywood: Neighborhood UMC or Glenview UMC
    • Lake South: New Lenox UMC
    • Prairie Central: Fox River Grove: Community
    • Prairie North: Lanark UMC

Financial Donations and Bulk Purchases

If you prefer to make a financial contribution you can:

  • Give to Midwest Mission #50000150 through the online apportionment process.
  • Send a check written to the Northern Illinois Conference with Midwest Mission #50000150 in the memo section to the conference treasurer’s office.
  • Bring a check written to the Northern Illinois Conference with Midwest Mission #50000150 in the memo section to Annual Conference.

If you prefer to make a bulk purchase, you can take advantage of competitive prices. Purchases from these sites will be shipped directly to Midwest Mission.

Midwest Mission has bulk supply wish lists at:


  • Liquid Laundry Detergent – 100 - 105 oz.
  • Liquid Household Cleaner – 54 - 80 oz. (no spray bottles)
  • Liquid Dish Soap - 42 - 64 oz.
  • Shampoo – 12 - 19 oz.
  • Hand towels or other Personal Dignity Kit items (no kitchen towels)
  • Rulers (12" long with metric) or other School Kit items
  • 24 Heavy-duty trash bags (33-45 gal.) or other Tornado Kit items
  • Receiving blankets – 28” x 28” to 32” x 32” or other Birthing Kit items


  • Bleacher Wood to make into student desks - Click here for more information.
  • Fire Fighting Equipment - They accept fire equipment, firetrucks, and ambulances. The fire equipment can be expired and will be sent outside of the United States. Click here for more information.
  • Sewing machines - Electric machines must be in good, working condition. All treadle machines are accepted. They do not take electronic machines.
  • Hand tools  -  New and gently used shovels, brooms, rakes, and tarps
  • Blankets - New or slightly used 
  • Medical supplies -  Wheelchairs, crutches, canes, folding walkers, walking boots, slings (used or new), orthopedic supplies and shower chairs
  • Bicycles - In good, working condition with minimal to no rust, all types and sizes
  • Other items in Midwest Mission Kits - Lists for other MM Kits found here.

For questions or additional information please send an email message with NIC Mission Challenge in the Subject Line to

Please Note:

Midwest Mission cannot accept medications, bedside commodes, power or rusty tools, tricycles, scooters, bike parts, or any bike that is rusty or cannot be repaired.

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