Humanitarian School Kit Instructions

Humanitarian School Kit Instructions from
“Serving With Smiles, Children Saving the World”
“As always, remember that quality is more important than quantity as these kits are gratefully used by so many in need!”
Supplies Needed:
• 4 unsharpened pencils
• 1 box sharpened or unsharpened colored pencils (approximately 7” long, at least 12 pencils per box).
• 1 pair blunt nosed scissors (metal blades).
• 1 pencil sharpener.
• 1 rubber pencil eraser (appr. 1” x 2”).
• 1 straight edge ruler – 12”, with metric.
• Glued or spiral bound notebooks/pads to total appr. 450 sheets (please do not include more than 6 notebooks/pads)/ Sheet size 8 ½ x 11”, 8” x 10 ½”, 8 ½” x 11 ¾” .
• 1 durable cloth bag made of heavy fabric. (Sewing instructions are available). About 14” x 18”. Handles should be 24” x 3 ½” long or use 1 ½” webbing.
• 1 - 1 ½ gallon ziplock baggie.
• Small card identifying the creator of the kits. We make a label that says, “Made with love from the children of Serving With Smiles, in American Fork, UT, USA”

• If you have spiral notebooks, make sure to place them inside school bag, along with everything else. The spiral notebooks will tear the plastic of the ziplock baggie.
• Neatly arrange supplies with notebooks together and smaller items in front, inside school bag and then place inside baggie.
• Place card on outside, so it can be seen.
• Hold bag against your body and securely SQUEEZE air out of bag and seal thoroughly.
• It is very important to not let air seep back into the bag, so you must put finished kit into a tight space. We always fill completed kits into a small box with other completed kits IMMEDIATELY and then seal/tape the box promptly.
• The bags really do inflate very quickly and if they aren’t promptly packed tightly, they will inflate, which could cause the contents to get wet or pop.
• Label box with amount of kits and type of kits inside.

We gladly accept donations! Thank you!