Wisconsin Annual Conference 2018


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Unless otherwise noted, all items should be delivered to the Ingathering truck at WI Annual Conference 2018 which will again be located across the street, west of the Conference Center parking lot. All items need to be new and unwashed.

The local churches are encouraged to participate in the Ingathering during Annual Conference. Please bring in items for the UMCOR Cleaning Kit (below), the Midwest Mission Distribution Center (MMDC) Hygiene/Personal Dignity Kit and/or the Wisconsin Conference Hospitality Kits (below). Be sure to clearly mark all items. 

Note: These lists were updated in Fall 2017. 

UMCOR Cleaning Kit
These supplies enable people to begin the overwhelming job of cleaning up after a flood or hurricane. Cleaning Kit Value: $65 per bucket. The UMCOR Cleaning Kit is printed below and also can be found on the UMCOR website:
  • 5-Gallon round bucket with resealable lid. Buckets from fast-food restaurants or bakeries can be used if washed and cleaned. Do not use buckets that have stored chemicals, such as paint or pool cleaner. Advertisements on the outside are acceptable. No square buckets. (Only round buckets are used to ensure proper stacking during transportation.)
  • Liquid laundry detergent One 50oz. or two 25oz. bottle(s) only
  • Liquid household cleaner 12 to16oz. liquid cleaner that can be mixed with water.  No spray cleaners.
  • Dish soap 16 to 28oz. bottle any brand
  • 1 Can air freshener aerosol or pump. No trigger spray.
  • 1 Insect repellent spray 6 to 14oz. aerosol or spray pump with protective cover
  • 1 Scrub brush Plastic or wooden handle
  • 18 Cleaning wipes Handi Wipes or reusable wipes. No terry towels. Remove packaging. No wet wipes.
  • 7 Sponges No cellulose sponges due to mold issues. (Non-cellulose sponges or  foam sponges only. Foam or man-made sponges will not retain water and cause mil- dew.) These sponges can be found in the household and automotive departments of stores and some restaurant supply houses. Some commonly available brands, include, but not limited to: Scotch-Brite Dobie All-Purpose Pad, Lysol Multi-Purpose Durable Scrub Sponge, Scrub Daddy Original, Melamine  Foam Kitchen Wash Cleaning Sponge. Remove from wrapper.
  • 5 Scouring pads No stainless steel, Brillo pads, or SOS pads (nothing with soap built in). Remove from wrapper.
  • 50 Clothespins
  • Clothesline One 100ft. or two 50ft. lines(Cotton or plastic)
  • 24-Roll heavy-duty trash bags 33-45 gallon sizes. Remove from the box.
  • 2 Dust masks
  • 2 Pairs kitchen dish washing gloves should be durable enough for multiple uses. Remove from packaging.
  • 1 Pair work gloves Cotton with leather palm or all leather.

Place all liquid items in the bucket first. Place remaining items in the bucket, fitting them around and between the liquid items. Sponges, scouring pads, clothespins, and trash bags can be separated in order to fit all of the items in the bucket. Ensure the lid is closed securely.

  • All items must be new except for the actual bucket and lid.
  • All cleaning agents must be liquid and in plastic containers. No powders, please.
  • If you cannot find the requested size of a liquid item, use a smaller size. Including larger sizes of any item will prevent the lid from sealing.
  • If all of the items on the list are not included, please put a label on the bucket indicating what has been omitted.

Please include at least $1.50 for each cleaning kit you are sending to Ingathering. Keep this money separate from the items, so it can be checked in at the Ingathering. Your items and cash will be checked in separately, but both will be sent to MMDC.

MMDC Hygiene/Personal Dignity Kit:
The Midwest Mission Distribution Center has requested that we send the following items for the MMDC Hygiene/Personal Dignity Kits. Please box or bag them and clearly mark them as “MMDC Hygiene/Personal Dignity Kit”. Help us to keep them separate from the Wisconsin Conference Hospitality Kits! You are invited to send as many of the following items as possible. They do not need to be in equal amounts because they will be sorted into kits when they arrive at MMDC.

  • Bath hand towels
  • Toothpaste (2.5 oz or larger) and toothbrush
  • Bath wash cloth
  • Bar soap
  • Razors

Please note that the Personal Hygiene Kit is NOT the same as the Wisconsin Conference Hospitality Kit. (Look below for the updated Conference Hospitality Kit list.)

Wisconsin Conference Hospitality Kits
Churches participating in Ingathering 2018 have the opportunity to collect items for Wisconsin Conference Agencies and Projects. The items listed below will be shared by Harbor House Crisis Shelters in Superior, Northcott Neighborhood House, United Methodist Children’s Services and Solomon Outreach in Milwaukee.
Please place the items for each kit in a 1-gallon plastic zipper bag, and mark them as WISCONSIN CONFERENCE HOSPITALITY KITS. Also mark whether the kit is for men, women or kids. NOTE: There are no shipping costs.

1 antiperspirant, 1 bar of soap,
1 toothbrush, 1 toothpaste, 1 washcloth,
1 comb, 1 hand sanitizer, 1 nail clipper,
1 disposable razor, 1 travel-size tissue
packet, 1 travel-size shampoo, 6 adhesive plastic bandage strips (plain), lip balm(approximate cost $11)
1 toothbrush, 1 toothpaste, 1 washcloth,
1 kid shampoo, 1 book/activity book,
1 comb, 1 travel-size tissue packet,
6 kids’ adhesive plastic bandage strips,
1 pack of ponytail holders OR toy cars and box of crayons
(approximate cost $11)
1 antiperspirant, 1 bar of soap,
1 toothbrush, 1 toothpaste, 1 washcloth,
1 comb, 1 hand sanitize, 1 nail clippers and emery board, 1 sewing repair kit,
1 travel-size tissue packet, 1 lip balm,
1 travel-size shampoo, 6 adhesive plastic bandage strips (plain)
(approximate cost $11)

If you have questions, contact Gail Burgess, Interim Wisconsin Board of Global Ministries chair, at hb53104@aol.com or call 262-945-8578.