Each week our needs vary but the following is a list of our basic, ongoing needs:
- Bar soap or body wash
- Loofah bath sponges or wash cloths
- Deodorant, boys and girls
- Feminine hygiene products
- Baby wipes
- Laundry detergent
- Clothes softener
- Cooking oil
- Used laptop computers
- Children’s books in Spanish
- Automatic driveway gate
- Backhoe attachment or Trencher attachment for our Bobcat Compact Track Loader
If you or your group is bringing donations to us, we recommend that you spread the items out over a number of vehicles so that customs agents don’t mistake you for an import/export business. Used clothing in large quantities is not legal to cross into Mexico. Small amounts (a bag or two) would be fine but if you bring more than that you risk having it taken away at the border.
If bringing items to us from across the border makes you nervous, please know we respect specified financial donations. (food needs, school supplies, shoes, etc.) Also, please know that Costco, Walmart, or HomeDepot gift cards are greatly appreciated. If you’re not coming down and still want to help, checks or gift cards can be mailed to PO Box K, Tecate, CA 91980, USA.