Assemble Emergency Kits

IOCC distributes several types of emergency kits when disaster strikes. Learn how you can assemble these in your local community.

Help Save Lives with Emergency Supplies

Emergency kits are small packages of essential supplies assembled in the United States and shipped to people in need around the world.

Imagine being so poor that soap, washcloths, and school supplies are considered luxury items. Or being a refugee who has fled your home with only the items you carry in your hand. Or being the victim of a natural disaster. Many parishes, youth groups, and individuals want to do something tangible to help others. Assembling and sending emergency kits is a practical way to make life a bit better for someone in need.

Types of Kits

  1. Health / Hygiene Kits - Curb the spread of disease by donating basic hygiene items.
  2. School Kits - Give a child the tools needed to succeed at school.
  3. Clean-up Buckets - Help people clean up after a natural disaster.

Assembling and Sending Emergency Kits:

  1. Choose which type of kit (or kits) you wish to assemble and only include items specified on each list.
  2. Download the IOCC Emergency Kits Return Shipping Label to fill out an include one on the outside of each box.
  3. You can plan on $2-$3 per kit to cover the cost of shipping to the warehouse. Mail all kits to one of the below addresses.
  4. Please do not send these to our Baltimore HQ office.
USPS Shipments FedEx or UPS Shipments
IOCC/Church World Service
Brethren Service Center Annex
601 Main Street
PO Box 188
New Windsor, MD 21776
IOCC/Church World Service
Brethren Service Center Annex
601 Main Street
New Windsor, MD 21776


Still have questions? Please read Emergency Kits FAQs.