Catholic Charities Program Care Packages

Care packs are a meaningful and flexible volunteer project for groups that want to support Catholic Charities clients and programs. Our programs have developed  wish lists of care packs they hope to give each client that enters their program. These kits provide personal necessity items that can ease the worries of clients going through challenging times of transition. To ensure each client receives one, we are looking for many volunteers to get involved. 

Choose one of the kits below, find a group of interested friends or colleagues, and organize a time to collect supplies and package up the goods. Then reach out to the program contact listed below to organize a drop off. Our clients appreciate your help and support! 

Welcome Home Reentry Program

Our Welcome Home Reentry program supports returning-citizens in Prince George’s County and DC with accessible housing, jobs, treatment services, and food assistance.

Each pack should include:
– One (1) adult sized backpack
– One (1) set of toothbrush and toothpaste
– One (1) deodorant
– One (1) body soap and lotion
– One (1) disposable razor
– One (1) pair of socks
– One (1) set of hat, gloves (only needed in fall/winter)
– One (1) pair of underwear (women’s sizes XL- 3X; men’s sizes 2XL- 4XL)

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Optional items:
– SmarTrip metro card
– Portable alarm clock
– Pocket calendar
– Non-perishable snack

To donate a set(s) of 10 Returning Citizens Welcome Pack please contact Karen McNeal at Karen.McNeal@cc-dc.org

Sanctuaries For Life

Our Sanctuaries for Life program is a pregnancy support program that works to build a network of medical, tangible, emotional and spiritual assistance to women that make a life-affirming decision after facing an unintended pregnancy.

New Life pack should include:
– One (1) small pack of diapers
– One (1) pack of wipes
– One (1) baby care kit: nail scissors, medicine spoon, thermometer, suction bulb
– One (1) small bottle of infant gas drops
– One (1) diaper rash ointment
– One (1) pair of baby booties
– One (1) pack of onesies
– One (1) receiving blanket
– One (1) pack of bibs

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Postpartum pack should include:
– One (1) pack of sanitary pads
– One (1) tube of hemorrhoid cream
– One (1) shampoo and conditioner
– One (1) shower gel
– One (1) tube of nipple cream
– One (1) deodorant
– One (1) bath sponge
– One (1) set of toothbrush and toothpaste

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To donate a set(s) of 10 New born or Postpartum Mother Care Packs please contact Michelle Williams at Michelle.Williams@cc-dc.org

Immigration Legal Services

Our Immigration Legal Services (ILS) focuses on the provision of direct legal immigration services to foreign-born individuals and their families. ILS has represented individuals from more than 135 countries around the world needing legal assistance with an immigration matter.

Education Pack should include:
– One (1) backpack
– One (1) spiral notebook
– One (1) binder
– One (1) pack of loose leaf paper
– One (1) Spanish-English dictionary
– One (1) lunch bag
– One (1) pack of pens and pencils
– One (1) combination lock
– A note of welcome and hope

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Personal Pack should include:
– One (1) tote or drawstring bag
– One (1) shampoo
– One (1) body soap
– One (1) deodorant
– One (1) washcloth & towel 
– One (1) set of toothbrush and toothpaste
– One (1) hairbrush/comb
– One (1) pack of sanitary napkins (for girls; please NO tampons)
– One (1) set of hat, gloves, and scarf (only needed in fall/winter)
– A note of welcome and hope

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To donate a set(s) of 10 Unaccompanied Minors Education or Personal Packs please contact Jacqueline Rishty at Jacqueline.Rishty@cc-dc.org

Trafficking Victims Assistance Program

The Trafficking Survivors Assistance Program at Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington D.C. assists survivors of human trafficking with the support and resources needed to get back on their feet. Bags of Courage serve as a sign of hope and a reminder that they are not alone. We can access items and donations throughout the year. 

Clothing: 

We serve male and female survivors, so a variety of clothing sizes is appreciated. 

  • 1 pair of socks 
  • 1 pair of yoga or sweat pants (loose styles preferred) 
  • 2 NEW short sleeve t-shirts,  
  • 1-2 NEW Sports bras, comfortable underwear 
  • 1 pair  comfortable shoes (used but in good condition is acceptable)
  • 1 winter hats, gloves/mittens, and scarves
  • 1 winter coat 

Toiletries:  

  • 1-2 packs of feminine products 
  • 1 packet of toothpaste
  • 1 tooth brush 
  • 1 small packages of wipes 
  • 1 hair brush and packet of elastics
  • 1 tube of body wash 
  • 1 small size body lotion 
  • 1 small size shampoo and condition 
  • 1 shaving razor 
  • First-aid items like band aids 

Food: 

  • 1 package or bag of trail mix/small snacks 
  • 1 $10-15 gift cards for a hot meal 

Other: 

  • 1 small throw-size blankets 
  • 1 journal and pen 
  • 1 water bottle 
  • 1 stuffed animal 

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We also take donations in the form of cash or checks that can help contribute to this effort. For more information please call 202.481.1414 or email TVAP@cc-dc.org .

Drop off location:1018 Monroe St. NE Washington D.C. 20017 (Mon-Fri business hours)