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This year ShareFest will be September 17 at Hood United Methodist Church in Republic. We will collect supplies for both health kits and school kits. Each school kit needs the following items: one pair metal blunt child’s scissors; one 30-cm (12”) ruler; 6 new unsharpened pencils with erasers; one hand-held pencil sharpener; one box of 24 crayons; one large eraser; and 3 (70 page) spiral notebooks of ruled paper (200-210 pages).

Each health kit needs the following items: one hand towel (15x28 to 16x32), one bar of bath size soap in wrapper, one toothbrush (in original packaging), one wide tooth comb, one nail clipper, ten standard size Band-Aids. Seal all items in a one-gallon plastic bag with zipper closure. Toothpaste will be added by Church World Service.

The cost for each kit is approximately $15.00; shipping is $2.00/kit. Kits may be dropped off in bins available in the narthex. Monetary donations are also welcome and may be put in an offering envelope designated for “Festival of Sharing” and placed in the offering plates.