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 80 and 200 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 bar of soap (soap is preferred to detergent bars)(We no longer need to include soap)
- A clean, new washcloth
- A toothbrush
- A small tube of toothpaste
- 2-3 Band-Aids
- UPDATE: A stick of deodorant
STEP 2: Put all of these items into the clean, new quart-size Ziploc bags.
STEP 3: Load the completed bags into a box and mail to:
Trinity on the Border
412 W. Van Buren Ave.
Harlingen, TX 78550
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.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.
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