SERVE at Home - Make Care Packages for Refugee Services of Texas


Family Volunteering

Start Date
End Date
2 hours
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Austin, TX 78752
United States

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Activity Description

SERVE at Home is a way for your family to spread kindness and help our community on your own, anytime, anywhere! We want to keep Austin volunteering all week long! Please RSVP on our calendar so we can let our non-profit partner know how many items to expect.

For this activity, you will work with your family at home to assemble care packages for Refugee Services of Texas to hand out at Women's Cultural Orientations. Moving to a new country can be a stressful time. Your family can bring comfort to women who are new to our community.

You will need to provide the supplies for this activity. You can complete this activity on your own anytime during the month.

Activity Directions

Purchase some of the following items to include in your RST Care Packages and put them in a small basket or gift bag.

The most needed toiletry supplies are:

  • Shampoo + Conditioner
  • Toothbrush + Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Pads/ Tampons
  • Shaving Cream
  • Razors
  • A loofah
  • Lip Balm
  • Face Mask
  • Lotion
  • Hair Brush
  • A small basket or gift bag for each care package

Extra items that would be nice to include:

  • Hair Ties/Clips
  • Makeup (drugstore lipsticks, eyeshadow palettes, mascara/ pencil eyeliners)
  • Nail Polish
  • Nail Clippers

Place the items in a small basket or gift bag. If you don’t have every item, that is ok! Add what you can. It will all be very much appreciated. You can also make cards to place in the kits with messages to brighten the day for our new neighbors.

You can purchase supplies for and make as care packages as your family is able to donate. We recommend making 1-2 care packages. Any amount you can put together is appreciated.

Drop-Off Address:  500 E St Johns Ave #1.280, Austin, TX 78752

Drop-Off Instructions:

Please drop off your care packages at Refugee Services of Texas on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Thursdays from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. When you arrive at the front desk, ask for Haley. If needed, call/text 469-409-0464 when you arrive to complete the delivery.

Tell Us When You're Finished

Please complete this form to let us know you've completed the activity! We would love to see pictures of your family working together to complete this activity, so please take a photo to share with us! You can submit the photo through our form.

Activity Requirements

  • This activity is great for all ages. 
  • Our program is designed to be a family experience. We want parents and caregivers to work alongside their child(ren) for all our Family Volunteering activities.

More About Our Partner

Refugee Services of Texas welcomes refugees, immigrants, and other displaced peoples and supports them in integrating and thriving in their new communities.

Support Generation SERVE

A $10 donation would help us continue developing new activities and ways for families to spread kindness throughout the community. You also can become a family sponsor to support us in providing fun volunteer opportunities for other families! Thank you for your support and generosity! We appreciate it!

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