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Annual Conference Mission Challenge

Posted: March 13 2018 at 02:51 PM
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Thank you for participating in this year's Mission Challenge to provide Cleaning Kit items through the Midwest Mission Distribution Center (MMDC). MMDC, a 501c (3) organization, provides disaster relief kits and resources as well as educational and medical supplies to those in need locally and internationally. It is related to the North Central Jurisdiction and is a cooperating depot in the UMCOR Relief Supply Network. Districts are challenged to bring the following items:

 

District Goal

Aurora

 

5 Gallon Bucket with re-sealable lid (Buckets can be reused if cleaned except those that have stored chemicals i.e. paint or pool supplies)

300

1 scrub brush (no long handle)

300

1 Pair of work gloves (cotton with leather palm or all leather)

300

   

Chicago Northwestern

 

 1 insect repellent spray (6 to 14 oz. can)

300

 18 cleaning wipes (handi-wipes - NO terry cleaning towels)

100

 Liquid laundry detergent (one 50 oz. bottle or two 25 oz. bottles)

300

   

Chicago Southern

 

 Clothesline, cotton or plastic (one 100 ft or two 50 ft)

300

 Liquid household cleaner (12 to 16 oz. bottles – no spray bottles)

300

 Dish soap (16 to 28 oz. bottle)

300

   

DeKalb

 

 1 can air freshener (aerosol or pump)

300

 7 sponges (NO cellulose sponges due to mold issues)

300

 50 clothespins

300

   

Elgin

 

24 heavy duty trash bags rolled (33-45 gallon)

300

5 scouring pads (no stainless steel or pads with soap built in like SOS Pads)

300

   

Rockford

 

 18 cleaning wipes (handi-wipes - NO terry cleaning towels)

200

 5 dust masks

300

 2 pairs of kitchen dishwashing gloves (good for multiple uses)

300

                                                                                                                                                 
When you arrive in St. Charles for Annual Conference on June 3, please bring your donated items, copies of receipts for any direct donations to MMDC or UMCOR and a completed donation form to the collection site outside the Mega Center. We will be available to assist you until 4 p.m. on Sunday and until 1 p.m. on Monday. 


​​​​​​How can you triple your donation?

MMDC has negotiated deals through vendors and on average can purchase supplies at a third of the retail price. Cash donations are the most efficient form of assistance. Unlike material donations, cash involves no transportation costs or shipping delays. It also enables relief organizations staff members to spend more time providing aid and spending less time managing goods.  For more information how your local church can donate visit  DollarDays.

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