Supplying Help at the Border

Supplying Help at the Border

Has your church been looking for a way to help in the crisis at the US / Mexico border? Here are two collections of supplies that your church can contribute to now. Our fellow UCC churches are doing the work at the border directly with both the children and adults who are coming across the border, being detained, and being released.  This is a tangible way to make God’s love and justice real and a way for us to help our sister churches doing the work.

If you do decide to participate, please send a picture of your church with a blurb about your collections to the Immigration, Refugee, and Asylum Task Team so that we can have your church featured in Ever Flowing Streams, our conference justice and witness newsletter, and on our web page.  Your blurb and photographs, and any questions, can be emailed to
The Southwest Conference United Church of Christ in Collaboration with Justice Witness Ministries and Global Ministries request our UCC Churches to collect these items to help those in need. 
Supplies Needed at the US/Mexico Border:
  • Refugee children; photo by the United Church of Christ.
  • toothbrushes 
  • travel size toothpaste 
  • bath soap 
  • shampoo 
  • towels 
  • wash cloths 
  • feminine products 
  • coloring books and crayons for kids
 Items can be mailed to
Good Shepherd UCC 
17750 South La Cañada Drive 
Sahuarita, AZ 85629
First Church United Church of Christ of Phoenix, Mission and Outreach, “Light of the World” is collecting the following items. They are serving about 100 people per week.  
  • Boxed Tuna or Chicken Salad with crackers
  • Nuts in small bags or flip flop top tins
  • Protein bars
  • Snack bars
  • Diapers sizes 1-4
  • Wash cloth
  • Small packages of wipes
  • Toothbrushes
  • Small toothpastes
  • Women’s feminine hygiene (no tampons)
  • Chap stick
  • Combs
  • Small lap top blankets – polar fleece are great
  • New or gently used backpacks or tote bags (no purse size or smaller bags)
Items can be mailed to:
Yvonne Harrison
c/o First Congregational United Church of Christ of Phoenix
1407 North 2nd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Read the article on this initiative by Connie Larkman of the United Church of Christ 


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