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 who 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!

We are currently in need of packs to support three programs.

Welcome Home Reentry Package

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

Each pack should include:

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

Sanctuaries for Life

The Sanctuaries for Life program is a pregnancy support program that works to build a network of medical assistance and other support to women who make a life-affirming decision after facing an unintended pregnancy.

The New Life & Postpartum Pack should include:

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


To donate a set of 10 newborn or postpartum mother care packs, please contact Katherine Chicas.

Immigration Legal Services

Immigration Legal Services provides direct legal immigration services to foreign-born individuals and their families. Education Pack should include:

  • One adult sized backpack
  • One child sized backpack
  • One lunch box
  • One combination lock
  • One pack of pens and pencils
  • One pack of loose-leaf paper
  • One pencil sharpener
  • One spiral notebook
  • One binder
  • One water bottle
  • One hand sanitizer
  • One package of tissues


A Personal Pack should include:

  • One tote or drawstring bag
  • One shampoo
  • One body soap
  • One deodorant
  • One washcloth and one towel
  • One set of toothbrush and toothpaste
  • One hairbrush/comb
  • One pack of sanitary napkins (for girls; please NO tampons)
  • One set of hat, gloves, and scarf (only needed in fall/winter)
  • A note expressing welcome and encouragement


To donate a set of 10 unaccompanied minors education or personal packs, please contact Jacqueline Rishty.

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