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Support Immigrant Families

Each day, our government processes families at our southern border and grants them legal status as asylum seekers. They are then required to travel from the border to their legal sponsors, who could be located anywhere in the country. Dallas is now an official layover stop for these families, thanks to the efforts of the Dallas County Judge‘s office and the Dallas Office of Welcoming Communities and Immigrant Affairs. The majority of families who will be coming through Dallas are mothers or fathers with young children. In partnership with several faith communities, we will be providing tangible and direct support to these families, as they continue their process through our legal system. They have taken the appropriate legal steps to come to our country.

If you would like to help these families, we will be collecting the following items in blue bins around the church, as well as financial donations. The donations will go to provide three meals a day, transportation costs, and any other necessary supplies for these families while they are in our city. This effort is community-wide and will physically be located at Oaklawn United Methodist Church.

List of needed items:

Baby and Children

  • Boys jeans and pants sizes 10-14 (no dress slacks please or shorts)
  • Girls jeans and pants sizes 8-12 (no shorts please)
  • Baby clothes in good condition sizes 0-18 months.
  • Toddler and kids tennis shoes in good condition
  • Backpacks in good condition 

Women and Men

  • Men’s pants sizes 27-30
  • Women’s pants sizes 0-8 (petite length)
  • Belts for men sizes 28-34
  • Men’s tennis shoes in good condition sizes 7-9
  • Women’s tennis shoes in good condition sizes 5-7
  • Athletic bras in good condition – sizes small and medium (good for nursing mothers)
  • Bras in good condition sizes 30 A –36B
  • Hair elastics for women

Hygiene Products (must be new and unused)

  • Travel sized deodorant
  • New combs and brushes
  • Travel sized tissue packs
  • New disposable razors
  • Travel sized lotion
  • New chapsticks

PLEASE READ: What NOT to Donate (these are not appropriate for the population we are serving, take up very limited storage space and volunteer time) Thank you!

  • Adult clothing in sizes large, XL, 2XL+ 
  • Clothes that are stained or poor condition
  • Used stuffed animals in poor condition or from a smoking environment 
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Halter tops
  • Sports uniforms
  • Blazers
  • Formal attire
  • Business attire
  • Workout clothes
  • Resort/beach wear
  • Used underwear or socks
  • Leotards
  • Bathing suits
  • Rash guard shirts
  • Costumes
  • Handbags
  • Robes
  • Used toiletries
  • Flip flops
  • Shoes with heels
  • Slippers
  • Sports cleats

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