Cans & Kits

It has been a longstanding tradition to collect Kits at Annual Conference for United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). UMCOR is not collecting kits in 2021, but serving our neighbors is an important part of Annual Conference. So, this year, across the conference we will be collecting “kits” that will stay local and serve our neighbors.

We have worked with community partners in the Alexandria and Arlington Districts to ask what would be beneficial to their clients and guests. Below you will find the list of “kit” items as requested by these local ministry partners.

We are using the word “Kit” because that is familiar language for our churches as related to Annual Conference connections. Churches or individuals can collect items from any of these “kit” lists and bring them to any of the distribution locations. They do NOT need to be put together as a traditional UMCOR kit would be. Items will be broken apart and distributed to ministry partners according to their requested needs. Where possible, please use paper bags!

“Kit” collection will take place on Saturday, June 19
from 2-4 p.m. at the following locations:

Alexandria District Locations

    • Grace UMC, Manassas
      9750 Wellington Rd, Manassas 20110


    • Burke UMC, Burke
      6200 Burke Centre Pkwy, Burke, VA 22015


  • Rising Hope, Alexandria
    8220 Russell Rd, Alexandria, VA 22309

Arlington District Locations 

  • Floris UMC, Herndon
    13600 Frying Pan Road, Herndon, VA 20171


  • Clarendon, Arlington
    606 N Irving St, Arlington, VA 22201


  • Diapers
  • Baby Wipes


  • Pasta
  • Tomato products
  • Rice
  • Beans


  • Sugar
  • Flour
  • Cooking oil/Spray
  • Salt/Pepper
  • Spices/Spice mixes
  • Brownie Mix
  • Cake Mix


  • Cereal
  • Oatmeal


  • Paper products
    • toilet paper
    • paper towels
  • Cleaning products


  • Gluten-free, non-perishable foods
  • Low sugar non-perishable foods
  • Low-sodium canned veggies
  • Low-sodium canned meats

Monetary Donations

If you or your church would prefer to offer a donation instead of providing the requested items for the 2021 Annual Conference Kits & Cans project, you can do so using this online payment form.

Donations will be distributed to our ministry partners. You can find a list of the ministry partners below.

You can also mail a check made out to Methodist Joint Account with 2021 AC Kits & Cans in the memo line to our office.

Attention: Maureen Allison, AC2021
3600 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 210
Fairfax, VA 22030

Partner Organizations

Each collection site will donate the collected items to a specific ministry partner.

Alexandria District Locations

Grace UMC, Manassas

Burke UMC, Burke

Rising Hope, Alexandria

Arlington District Locations

Floris UMC, Herndon

Clarendon UMC, Arlington

Bulletin Inserts

We have made a half-page bulletin insert to help you promote the Kits & Cans collection in your congregations. You can download that in different formats using the buttons below.