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Donations Requested: "Take Care" Packages for Migrants

January 9, 2024 -- Highland Park student volunteers with SaLT (Service and Learning Together) are working to collect donations for "Take Care" packages for newly-arrived migrants. Designed to assist migrants, who recently have been arriving via bus 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. SaLT volunteers are partnering with the City of Highland Park, Park District of Highland Park, and the Rotary Club of Highland Park/Highwood to collect donations that will be used to create these thoughtful "Take Care" packages. 

Donations may be dropped off at City Hall (1707 St. Johns Ave.) and other convenient locations throughout Highland Park.

Requested items include: 

Non-Perishable Food/Drink

  • Bottled Water, Granola bars
  • Dried fruits and nuts
  • Packaged healthy snacks
Hygiene Products
  • Toothbrushes/Toothpaste
  • Soap/Shampoo (travel size)
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Diapers and baby wipes
  • Hand sanitizer and wet wipes
  • Hats
  • Gloves
  • Socks
  • Underwear
First Aid Kit
  • Bandages
  • Antiseptic wipes
  • Pain relievers
  • Face masks
  • Reusable water bottles
  • Flashlights with extra batteries

  • Basic travel translation guides or dictionaries, and Prepaid phone cards

Comfort Items
  • Children’s books, magazines, or puzzle books (Spanish language)
  • Stuffed animals

Gift cards for grocery stores or pharmacies (not accepted at Park District sites)