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Mission Challenge


This year’s mission challenge at Annual Conference will be to collect bulk items for Dignity Kits for the Midwest Mission Distribution Center, our United Methodist disaster relief supply center just south of Springfield, Ill.

See below for a list of assigned donations by district. Some of the items needed are bath hand towels, combs, adult toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, and shampoo.

All items must be new and can be bought at Dollar Tree.

Assigned donations by district. 2,000 of each item: 

  • Aurora: Toothpaste 2.5 oz/larger - Adult Toothbrushes
  • Chicago Northwestern: 1 Gallon Sealable Plastic Bags - Shampoo (3-4 oz.)
  • Chicago Southern: Combs - sturdy - Nail/Toenail Clippers 
  • DeKalb: Bath Hand Towels -  Bath Washcloths
  • Elgin: Deodorant (2 to 3 oz.) - Razors (with guard)
  • Rockford: 1 Gallon Sealable Plastic Bags - Bar Soap (3 to 4 oz.) 

For detailed description of items click here.

To buy bulk items and save click here and bring the receipt with the donation form to the Mission Truck at Annual Conference.

Questions?Check FAQ

The trailer from the distribution center will be outside the Convention Center from noon on Sunday through 3 pm on Monday. 

The trailer from the distribution center will be outside the Schaumburg Convention Center (exact location will be shared later) on Sunday afternoon and through Monday afternoon. Questions? Please call or text Larry Dunlap-Berg 615.945.6411 or email

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