Frequently Asked Questions

What does the cost of each Kit include?

Payment for your kit will be to Blusource and includes the materials and boxes for your completed Kits. Shipping and handling fee applied separately.

Are there other costs involved?

There are a few other costs to consider when hosting an event – printed materials including the notecards, office supplies such as packing tape, box cutters, pens, etc. and any other costs that may be involved with the location where you are hosting your event.

How do we pay for the Kits?

Payment will be paid directly to Blusource through the Blusource website or sent to them via check.

How far in advance do I need to order?

Please order at least three weeks in advance of your assembly date for child hygiene kits and backpack kits. Please place your order at least five weeks in advance for your feminine hygiene kits. Kit contents will be shipped directly to the location you indicate.

How long does an average kit assembly event take?

This depends on a number of variables, but the time of the kit build can be tailored to your specific event program. If you have 45 minutes or even a couple of hours, a kit assembly event is a great hands-on activity to help those in need.

Some of the variables include:

  • Number of kits
  • Number of participants
  • Number of assembly lines
  • Length of program before Kit assembly
How many Kits can a group assemble?

Assembly of one Kit is around 3-5 minutes and largely depends on the amount of time each participant takes to write and/or decorate their notes. We suggest that each participant assemble around 5 Kits each for the best experience.

How many Kits can I order?

For backpack kits, orders are placed in amounts of 48 with a minimum order of 48.

For child hygiene and feminine hygiene kits orders are placed in amounts of 144 with a minimum order of 144.



How long does it take to set up?

The amount of Kits you order will dictate how long set-up will be and how many volunteers you will need. For example: 50-100 Kit event, we suggest 1-1.5 hours with 2-3 volunteers and for a 500 Kit event we would suggest 2-2.5 hours with 6-8 volunteers.

How are the Kits distributed?

Once the Kits are assembled and packed for shipping, World Vision will schedule a pick-up at the event location. Request pick-up by emailing hbaumann@worldvision.org.The Kits are sent to World Vision’s distribution center in Pittsburgh, where they are prepared for shipping to an area with the greatest need.

Which Kit is right for my group?

Our Kits are designed to meet international and U.S. needs. Based on your group, you will choose to assemble a Kit to make an impact in the U.S. or in your own community. As the event host/ coordinator, you will have the best insight for what will appeal most to your group and the type of impact they would like to make.

What are the responsibilities of an event host / coordinator?

This person will be the point of contact and responsible for all event details.

How are my Kit products delivered?

Your Kit product will be sent in bulk boxes on pallet(s) delivered by a large truck. Depending on the amount of Kits you order, this will be a minimum of one pallet and can go up from there. Blusource will be able to give you an estimated amount of pallet(s) you should expect to receive once you register for your event.

Do I have to be onsite to accept the product delivery?

Yes. You, or another designated person will need to be at your delivery site to accept the pallet(s). It is important that inventory be taken soon after delivery so you can request any missing or damaged items with Blusource.

How many people do I need to receive the product delivery?

Depending on the amount of pallet(s) you are to receive, we recommend you have at least 2-3 people per 50-200 kits and 4-5 people for 250 kits or more. The truck company is instructed to have a lift gate and pallet jack, but may or may not transport into your specific storage/ event location.

Can I gather products and donate these back to World Vision on my own?

World Vision Kits have standard products that we utilize for Kit events and it is important that each recipient receives the same type of item, especially when a group of people are receiving the Kits at the same time. The group is free to personalize their note of encouragement, but we ask that they use the items that are purchased through Blusource.
However, if you have a product donation for our U.S. work, please visit our U.S. Programs website to locate the closest storehouse to you.

Still have questions?

We would love to answer your questions and assist you on how to host a great event. Please use the form below to contact us if you have questions or need assistance.