A Visiting Teachee Emergency Kit

Here is a little something to go with the August 2012 Visiting Teaching Message, Taking Action in Time of Need. It’s a tiny emergency kit, that includes the visiting teachers’ contact information – to encourage a sister to contact her teachers when in need.

It reads, “When in need, open for… a helping hand, a listening ear, a casserole or a cupcake.” The casserole or cupcake part is meant to be a little tongue in cheek – we don’t all make that kind of food when serving our sisters – but a lot of us do! 🙂 Contact info is to be hand written in the space provided. After that it reads, “For all other needs, check inside tin”, with an arrow pointing to the packed goodies.

The goodies I found around my house included bandages, gum, cough drops, pen, safety pins, paper clips, lip balm, rubber bands, postage stamp, coins, needle and thread, birthday candle, button, bobby pins and toothpicks. An emery board cut in half would also be a nice addition. This is nice to throw in the car or purse, and every time it’s opened, she is reminded who can be called upon when she really is in need.

I printed my file on Full-Sheet Labels, then adhered them to an empty Altoids Wintergreen Mints tin. If you don’t have label paper, you could print on cardstock, then modpodge to your tin.

You can download the printable below:




Spanish (click here to see blog post in Spanish)



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23 Responses to A Visiting Teachee Emergency Kit

  1. Kristen says:

    This is so awesome! Thank you for sharing!!!

  2. Mandi says:

    This is soooo perfect!!! Thank you!

  3. cynthia says:

    Thank you so much, you always have the best ideas 🙂 I am making three of these tonight and delivering them tomorrow! The ladies are going to love them.

    • Rebecca Searfoss says:

      Lots of thanks for sharing these great ideas, I love to check everytime and it really helped me to think of nice ideas to share to the sisters assigned to us and inspire them to do same thing as well. I am new to your website so I am enjoying everytime you have something new for Visiting Teachers. God be with you with all your endeavors. You’re awesome!

  4. Silvia Salazar says:

    Me tome la libertad de traducir en espanol el mensaje de agosto. Si todabia lo necesita aqui te lo envioy espero no molestar.
    Mini equipo de emergencia
    Abrace cuando necesite de ….
    Una mano amiga, alguien quien le escuche, un guisado o un panecillo.
    Favor de contactar a sus maestras visitantes
    Para otras necesidades busque aqui
    Muchas gracias hermana espero le sea de utilidad.
    Gracias por tan inspiradas y bellas ideas, siempre me sorprende y estoy en espera del siguiente mes. Me encanta! !!

  5. Ranita says:

    Silvia!! y Kristin!!!! Muchas, muchas gracias por compartir . . . . Silvia, a vos por la traducción!!! mil gracias! y a Kristin!!! por tan hermosas ayudas para nuestras amadas hermanas!!!! Os amo a ambas!!!!

    • Silvia Salazar says:

      De nada Ranita, me alegro mucho que aceptaran la traducción y al igual que tu les amo por su gran amor y por siempre compartir tan bellos e inspiradoras ideas.
      Saludos y un fuerte abrazo

  6. Shirley Holloway says:

    I LOVE your visiting teaching ideas! I use them every month! Thank you so much for sharing with us!

  7. Megan says:

    You are amazing! I am continually impressed at how much your message each month not only delivers the message for the month – but really gets at the heart of visiting teaching, serving and loving our sisters. Thank you!

  8. Karen says:

    I love coming to see what you have come up with each month. My sisters think I’m awesome but I am quick to tell them the ideas come straight from you. 🙂 Thank you for sharing your talents with the blog world. 🙂 This month is so cute!!!

  9. Margaret McGeady says:

    So upset I hadn’t found you sooner. Thank you for your wonderful ideas. Can’t wait to share them with my sisters. You are amazing.

  10. Becki says:

    Yet again, another great idea to really implement the message of VT this month! This is awesome! Thank you!

  11. Shelly Murphy says:

    Thank you so much. I appreciate the ideas that you share. Thanks for sharing your talent.Thank you again and again.

  12. molly says:

    Thank you! I can’t wait to share with my sisters. I hope they feel special each month when they are the recipients of your creativity!
    THANK YOU for sharing your talents!

  13. Roxanne says:

    Thank you SO much for sharing your talents with us! I was so excited to find this for my sisters this month. I know they will love it!

  14. Vivian says:

    This is a wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing it with us.

  15. Tish says:

    I tried downloading your visiting teaching message for August 2012, but it continues to state that pdf failed. Do you know if there is a problem with it? I tried English. I have tried the other languages and they seem to work, but I need English.

    Thank you!

  16. Heather says:

    This is amazing! Thank you so much I am not a crafty gal, so this is soooooo helpful.

  17. Crystalyn says:

    I love this! I’m going to visit a couple of sisters this week and waned to give them something simple but useful, and this is perfect! You are awesome.

  18. Kayleigh says:

    I love this! I am new to my ward and received my first visiting teachees here. This is a great gift for them, I will definitely be making a few of these! 🙂

  19. Shannon Jacobson says:

    I did this months ago and it was the most significant visit I have had wit the sisters I visit. They seemed to really understand that I care from the object lesson in the form of an Altoids tin. I made one for the adult daughter of a sister I visit that doesn’t want vts, she actually came out of her room to thank us. Wonderful experience. I have been returning to your site at least monthly ever since.

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