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Catholic Charities in need of donations for undocumented children at detention center

In this photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a U.S. Border Patrol agent watches as people who've been taken into custody related to cases of illegal entry into the United States, stand in line at a facility in McAllen, Texas, Sunday, June 17, 2018. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Rio Grande Valley Sector via AP)

SAN ANTONIO -- Catholic Charities is taking care of a number of undocumented children, as well as undocumented families, here in San Antonio and they are looking to help more people with a trip to a detention center in McAllen.

“This world would be a lot better if we just gave back,” said Margie Bautista who donated clothing at the Catholic Charities office Tuesday.

“Regardless if you are from a different country or a different nationality whatever you are. Everybody should help, we are all human,” Bautista said.

Catholic Charities has been sheltering kids who have been separated from their parents.

“Most of the minors that we have were separated before the boarder, but for us here at Catholic Charities we do not care about that too much. We care that this is a child and a child is a child,” said Antonio Fernandez, CEO of Catholic Charities.

Catholic Charities will be making a trip down to the undocumented immigrant detention center in McAllen on Thursday.

Here are the items the organization is looking for:

  • Bottled water
  • Cans of corn
  • Cans of beans
  • Cans of potatoes
  • Cans of carrots
  • New female clothes size 2-6
  • New male pants up to size 28
  • New children's clothing
  • Reusable shopping bags
  • Razors for men
  • Belts
  • Shoe laces

Donations are requested by Wednesday, July 11 5:00pm at the Catholic Charities office at 202 W. French Place, San Antonio.

People can also make monetary donations here.

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