Action Alert: Donations Requested for Llena la Media "Fill the Stocking" Initiative
Help us Celebrate Christmas on the Border
Join Immigration Ministries, Team Brownsville, and Senda de Vida for the Llena la Media "Fill the Stocking" Initiative. There are over 400 children residing in the tent encampment and local shelters in Matamoros and Rio Bravo, and you and your congregation have the opportunity to send some holiday cheer to families at the border. Whether you donate and fill a stocking yourself, or coordinate an in-person or virtual stocking stuffing event with your congregation, your help will make this Christmas special for many.

Please review the list of suggested requested items listed below, and sign up to participate using the button link.

Stockings and items should be enclosed in a package and mailed directly to:

Storage Perfecto
1045 Mexico Blvd
Brownsville, Texas 78520


All donations may be delivered to the Bishop Jones Center (111 Torcido Dr., San Antonio, TX 78209) in San Antonio on Monday, November 30th and Tuesday, December 1st, during business hours.

Immigration Ministries will be sending updates on the number of stockings completed, as we aim to reach 400 total stockings. We invite you to share pictures of your stocking stuffing, letter writing, or mailing process with immigration@dwtx,org, as we would love to see the photos of your work!

On behalf of Immigration Ministries, we wish you and loved ones a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday. We give great thanks for your ongoing support and investment in this ministry.
Stocking Stuffer Items List
Recommended stocking stuffer items:

  • A letter of love, encouragement, or hope written in Spanish (Google Translate can help)
  • Drawings and letters written or drawn by children of your congregation
  • Socks (all children's sizes)
  • Headbands
  • Festive items, e.g. jingle bells, masks, light up necklaces, rubik's cubes, hats
  • Pens, Pencils, erasers, and sharpeners
  • Small toys or games, e.g. finger puppets, earrings, plastic toys, tea sets
  • Coloring books, crayons, markers
  • Small musical instruments, e.g. maracas, tambourines, toy drums, toy pianos

*No food items, please.
Other items to consider:

  • Colored chalk
  • Matchbox cars
  • Bubbles
  • Crossword puzzles
  • Watercolor paint sets
  • Colored pencils
  • Mini dominos
  • Mini checkers
  • Mini dolls
  • Small teddy bears
  • Earmuffs
  • Beanies
  • Jax
  • Lipgloss
  • Magnetic letters
  • Jenga games
  • Pick up sticks games
  • Playing cards
  • Leggings or tights
  • Mini stuffed animals
  • Tennis balls
  • Paddle balls
  • Small tambourines
  • Soap bars
  • Hair brushes and combs
  • Toothbrushes
  • Nail polish
  • Bobby pins
  • Mini flashlights
  • Confetti balls
Flor Saldivar
Coordinator for Immigrant and Refugee Ministries
(956) 731-0015
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