Immigration Legal Services

Create Care Packs for Unaccompanied Minors

The Immigration Legal Services program provides direct legal immigration services to foreign-born individuals and their families. Some of these individuals are unaccompanied minors, lacking the necessary items for both school and daily life.
Get involved by creating care packs that will help meet a very real need in the lives of those we serve. Gather your group of friends, your church group, your neighbors, or your family to purchase supplies and create care packs at a date and location of your choice. Then, contact the Immigration Legal Services Director, Jackie Rishty (, to schedule a time to drop off your care packs at the Catholic Charities Family Center (12247 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD).
School Care Pack Items: 
  • 1 backpack
  • 2 spiral notebooks
  • 1 binder
  • 1 pack of loose leaf paper
  • 1 Spanish-English dictionary
  • 2-3 pens & 2-3 pencils
  • 1 lunch bag
  • 1 water bottle
  • 1 combination lock
  • A note of welcome

Personal Care Packs Items:

  • 1 deodorant
  • 1 body soap
  • 1 washcloth & 1 towel
  • 1 set of toothbrush & toothpaste
  • 1 hair brush/comb Ponytail holders (for girls)
  • 1 pack of sanitary napkins (for girls; please NO tampons)
  • 1 set of hat, gloves, & scarf (only needed in fall/winter)
  • 1 pair of socks
  • A note of welcome