Pass Along a Smile with CWS Kits–Help Needed NOW!

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Church World Service (CWS) needs your help!


CWS is unable to fill pending international and domestic requests for Kits because of a lack of adequate inventory in its warehouse. Please help CWS fill requests by providing these much needed Kits:


Hygiene Kit


  • 1 hand towel measuring approximately 16” x 28” (no fingertip or bath towels)
  • 1 washcloth
  • 1 wide-tooth comb
  • 1 nail clipper
  • 1 bar of soap (bath size in wrapper)
  • 1 toothbrush (in original packaging)
  • 6 standard size Band-aids®

Place all items in a one-gallon plastic bag with a zipper closure, remove excess air from bag, and seal. Please do not add toothpaste to the Kit. Cartons of toothpaste that have an extended expiration date will be added to the Hygiene Kit shipment just prior to shipment.


Baby Care Kit


  • 6 cloth diapers
  • 2 T-shirts or undershirts (on onesies)
  • 2 washcloths
  • 2 gowns or sleepers
  • 2 diaper pins
  • 1 sweater or sweatshirt (can be hand-knitted of crocheted)
  • 2 receiving blankets (one can be hand-knitted or crocheted baby blanket)

Items must be new and under 12 months in size. Wrap items inside one of the receiving blankets and secure with both diaper pins.


Pennsylvania Depots—Locations/Collection Dates



May 1-June 16, M-F

First Presbyterian Church

Mill Creek & Montgomery

(610) 642-6650

Contact: Anne Foote



February 1-June 16, M-F

Colonial Park UCC

5000 Devonshire Road

(717) 545-3782

Contact: Kathy Neely



September 27-October 4, M-W-F

Zion Lutheran Church

Church & Sixth Streets

(724) 465-5597

Contact: Peggy Mosco (call for times)



September 27, October 2, October 4

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

215 N. Main Street

(724) 452-8832

Contact: Ruth Voegtly (call for times)


You may also ship your Kits any time to:

Church World Service

Brethren Service Center Annex

601 Main St., P.O. Box 188

New Windsor, MD 21776-0188


Packing and shipping instructions:


CWS is also seeking gifts for Processing and Shipping funds for each donated Kit

There is a form for doing this on the document at It can be mailed to:

CWS Kit Program

P.O. Box 968

Elkhart, IN 46515


If you have questions, call (888) 297-2767 or visit for more information or to order kit promotion resources.

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