In recent months the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex has become a way station as migrant families move from the southern border to meet their sponsors or families elsewhere across the country.

Often, they arrive on short notice, are dropped off at one of two sites, and then must make arrangements to travel on to their destinations. These families are predominantly mothers and fathers with small children, infant to school age. They arrive with nothing. No clothing, no food, no hygiene products. The need is great.

As part of an ecumenical and interfaith effort to care for these new neighbors, the Disaster Response Team of Grace Presbytery invites you to join us in providing hygiene products for these migrant families.

Below you will see directions for assembling hygiene kits. The cost of the contents is low, and assembling these kits is an easy mission project for all ages, especially youth groups and senior adults.

Currently, we need hundreds of these kits as soon as possible. Please join us in participating in this project.

Upon completion, do not send them to Church World Service. Please contact Rev. Jim Reinarz, and we will arrange to personally pick up completed kits.

If you have any questions, you may also contact Rev. Jim at your convenience.

Thank you for your help.
Blessings and peace.

Church World Service (CWS) Hygiene Kit

Supplies needed:

1 hand towel measuring approximately 15”x 28” to 16”x 32” (no fingertip, bath, dish towel or micro-fiber)
1 washcloth
1 wide-tooth comb (removed from the package)
1 finger nail or toe nail clipper (removed from the package)
1 bath-size bar of soap (in the wrapper)
1 toothbrush (in the package)
10 standard size band-aids

All items need to fit inside a one-gallon plastic zipper closure bag. Remove the excess air from the bag and seal before boxing. Do not add any extra items or toothpaste. A tube of extended expiration date toothpaste will be added to each Hygiene Kit just prior to its journey.

Value: $15
Processing fee: $2 per kit

*Do not enclose money inside the kits or in the shipping boxes. You can find donation instructions on the Church World Service website.

Questions? Please email Rev. Jim Reinarz, Disaster Response Team chairperson.