Meet a Need: Welcome Kits


Catholic Charities programs support many different populations of people experiencing transition in their lives. From men and women returning to society after incarceration, to new mothers, to unaccompanied minors who have come to the United States, we work with individuals to identify their needs and come up with solutions.

Get invovled by packing kits that will help meet a very real need in the lives of those we serve. Gather your group of friends, church group or family to purchase supplies and pack a set of kits at a date and location of your choice. Then, contact the program to determine a time and location to deliver the kits. We are currently in need of packs to support three programs.

Welcome Home Reentry Program - Returning Citizens
Welcome Packs

Kit items:

  • 1 strong backpack or reusable grocery bag
  • 1 set of toothbrush and toothpaste
  • 1 deodorant
  • 1 body soap and lotion
  • 1 disposable razor
  • 1 pair of socks
  • 1 set of hat and gloves
  • 1 pair of underwear (women's sizes XL-3X; men's sizes 2X-4XL)
  • Optional items: SmarTrip metro card, portable alarm clock, 2016-2017 pocket calendar, non-perishable snack, etc.)

 

Sanctuaries for Life -
New Babies and Post Partum Mothers Packs

Kit items (Mother):

  • 1 pack of sanitary pads
  • 1 tube of hemorrhoid cream
  • 1 shampoo/conditioner
  • 1 shower gel
  • 1 body lotion
  • 1 tube of nipple cream
  • 1 deoderant
  • 1 bath sponge
  • 1 tooth brush & tooth paste set
  • 1 dental floss

Kit items (Baby):

  • 1 small pack of diapers
  • 1 pack of wipes
  • 1 baby care kit: nail scissors, medicine spoon, thermometer & suction bulb
  • 1 small bottle of infant gas drops
  • 1 small diaper rash ointment
  • 1 pair of baby booties
  • 1 pack of onesies
  • 1 receiving blanket
  • 1 pack of bibs

 

Immigration Legal Services - Unaccompanied Minors School and Personal Packs

Kit items (School):

  • 1 backpack 
  • 2 spiral notebooks
  • 1 binder
  • 1 pack of loose leaf paper
  • 1 Spanish-English dictionary
  • 2-3 pens
  • 2-3 pencils
  • 1 lunch bag
  • 1 water bottle
  • 1 combination lock
  • A note of welcome

Kit items (Personal):

  • 1 deodorant
  • 1 body soap
  • 1 washcloth
  • 1 towel
  • 1 set of toothbrush and toothpaste
  • 1 hair brush/comb and ponytail holders (for girls)
  • 1 pack of sanitary napkins (for girls; please NO tampons)
  • 1 set of hat, gloves and scarf (only needed in fall/winter)
  • 1 pair of socks
  • A note of welcome

To make arrangements to donate a set(s) of 10 Returning Citizens Welcome Packs, please contact Karen McNeal at Karen.McNeal@CatholicCharitiesDC.org

To donate a set(s) of 10 Post Partum Mothers Packs or 10 New Babies Packs, please contact Michelle Williams at  Michelle.Williams@CatholicCharitiesDC.org

To donate a set(s) of 10 Unaccompanied Minors Packs, please contact Jacqueline Rishty at Jacqueline.Rishty@CatholicCharitiesDC.org

 Thank you for your generosity!

Catholic Charities

924 G St., NW, Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 772-4300
Communications@cc-dc.org

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