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Annual Conference Mission Challenge

Posted: March 13 2018 at 02:51 PM

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



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)


1 scrub brush (no long handle)


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



Chicago Northwestern


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


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


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



Chicago Southern


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


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


 Dish soap (16 to 28 oz. bottle)





 1 can air freshener (aerosol or pump)


 7 sponges (NO cellulose sponges due to mold issues)


 50 clothespins





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


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





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


 5 dust masks


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


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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