OIC School Supply Kits Checklist
OIC SCHOOL SUPPLY KIT:
- One pair
of blunt-end scissors
12-inch ruler with metric markings
new pencils with erasers
small pencil sharpener
- One large eraser
- One box of colored pencils (Crayons melt in the Iraqi summer
- One package of notebook paper
- One composition book
- Three folders with inside pockets
- One zippered pencil bag
only the listed supplies in a 2-gallon sized zipper
seal plastic bag.
Sports equipment or stuffed animals are also appreciated. Appropriate sports equipment might be soccer balls,
jump ropes, and frisbees. Please send all balls deflated for air-transport
and include a small hand pump for re-inflating.
use discretion in choosing your supplies, sports equipment, and stuffed
animals. Avoid items that are religious, depict war or conflict, or
are strongly gender or age specific.
- Print the Donor
Information Sheet, complete it and send it with each shipment.
If you want to include pictures of, or stories about your groups effort,
please do! Send the information to OIC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
each kit in a backpack or zipper seal bag. Please enclose no
sturdy boxes. Banana boxes work well, but a piece of cardboard or
a paper grocery bag will need to be taped over the hole in the top
and bottom before shipping.
with your donations, you may enclose a letter or set of letters from
you, your school or your organization to the soldiers who will deliver
your packages or to the Iraqi children who will receive them.
You may include photos, or your group assembling packages, and suggest
that the soldiers or children send back their own pictures and letters.
not include any full names or addresses on the letters or pictures.
you have requested a response from the soldiers or children,
enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Recipients of OIC supplies
have been instructed to send replies to donors directly to the OIC
Warehouse. We will forward these responses using the provided envelope.
do not enclose religious or political materials.
sure that all boxes are securely taped.
clear, bold writing, address each package to:
City, MO 64116
- If you have further questions, please contact the OIC Warehouse at 816.241.7321 or OICWarehouse@ptpi.org.
NOTE: In order to conform to regulations governing humanitarian
assistance, meet customs requirements, and ensure positive impact of
the assistance provided, the collaborating partners reserve the right
to refuse inappropriate product. In the unlikely event that circumstances
beyond our control should prevent the continued shipment of these supplies, a statement explaining the situation will be made to the public.
On behalf of Operation International Children,
Sinise and Laura Hillenbrand