“Take Care” Packages Drive to Support Local Migrants

January 9, 2024

Designed to assist migrants, who recently have been arriving via buses from Texas to Highland Park, while they await transfer to the Chicago Processing Center, the “Take Care” Packages will be a tangible expression of our community’s care for others.

Items Needed

Non-Perishable Food/Drink: Bottled water, granola bars, dried fruits and nuts, and packaged healthy snacks

Hygiene Products: Toothbrushes/toothpaste, soap/shampoo (travel size), feminine hygiene products, diapers and baby wipes, and hand sanitizer and wet wipes

Clothing: Hats, gloves, socks, and underwear

First Aid Kit: Bandages, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, and face masks

General: Reusable water bottles and flashlights with extra batteries

Communications: Basic travel translation guides or dictionaries, and prepaid phone cards

Comfort Items: Children’s books, magazines, or puzzle books (Spanish language), and stuffed animals

Gift cards for grocery stores or pharmacies (please do not drop-off at Park District sites)

Drop-Off Locations