Ways to Help

We are collecting basic hygiene kits for those just arriving in the United States.

Who gets them?

These kits will go to our partners who are working with immigrants, including:

  • The Humanitarian Respite Center (HRC) in McAllen, TX provides basic services like showers, new clothes, food, and information to people who are applying for asylum in the United States and are being released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The HRC welcomes between 100 and 600 refugees and immigrants each day.
  • La Posada Providencia in San Benito, TX is an emergency shelter for immigrants and asylum seekers. Clients are provided with food and shelter as well as citizenship training as they wait for their legal immigration processes to be resolved.

What do I do?

STEP 1: Decide how many kits you will assemble.

STEP 2: Purchase the following items for each kit:

    • A quart-size Ziploc bag
    • A clean, new washcloth
    • A toothbrush
    • A tube of toothpaste
    • 2-3 Band-Aids
    • A stick of deodorant
    • UPDATE: A plastic comb

STEP 2: Put all of these items into the clean, new quart-size Ziploc bags.

UPDATE: Each completed kit can be placed in a drawstring bag or reusable grocery bag.

STEP 3: Load the completed bags into a box and mail to:

Trinity on the Border

412 W. Van Buren Ave.

Harlingen, TX 78550

Have questions?

Email us at admin@thebordermission.org.

Call or text us at 956.887.0182.

Can I just give money?

We appreciate and depend on your financial support for all the work we do on the border. We are a small team with limited administrative capacity so we cannot guarantee that gifts smaller than $1,000 will be used only for basic hygiene kits. If your group would like to make a donation of $1,000 or more for this project, please visit our Giving page and write “Hygiene Kits” in the comments field.

Click below to download printable instructions to share with your church or group:

Basic Hygiene Kit Instructions