Can you imagine if this is what stood between you and an education?
A local fair trade shop has been hosting this great program for as long as I can remember. Similar to those shoeboxes you fill at Christmas, these school kits for impoverished/war-torn countries are the Mennonite Central Committee's most requested item.
The instructions to sew the drawstring bag are found here on their website.
They were a little bit addictive.
And the contents are simple. Each bag cost me less than $2.00 to fill.
Regional offices found here can tell you where in your city you can drop your kits off.