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Help us sustain our mission

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Team Brownsville carries items that asylum seekers need from Brownsville, Texas, across the Gateway International Bridge into Mexico. Mexico does not allow us to bring used items to enter into Mexico. Therefore, Team Brownsville only accepts donations of new items, with receipts. Team Brownsville is then subject to a 16% tariff on the new goods entering Mexico. You can send new items (nothing perishable), with receipts to:


Team Brownsville

Storage Perfecto

1045 Mexico Blvd.

Brownsville, TX 78520


Items that the asylum seekers currently need: 

Clothing items. Please include receipts:

  • hats and gloves

  • hoodies in unisex sizes xs up to XL.(More sizes of s, m,l)

  • sweat pants and sweat shirts unisex sizes xs up to XL. (More sizes of s, m,)

  • crew socks /tubesocks

  • slip on sneakers in women’s sizes 5-8 and men’s 7-10 

  • long sleeve thermal shirts for warmth – sizes xs up to XL (more sizes of s, m, l)

  • children's clothing for warmth. We have kids of all sizes who need: hats and gloves, sweat pants, sweatshirts, crew socks, pajama sleepers.


Non-clothing needs. Please include receipts:

  • tents

  • yoga mats  (to sleep on)

  • Nido powdered whole milk (need 1/4 cup scoops for milk powder, aswell ) 

  • Diapers sizes 3-6 (few size 2) 

  • sippy cups and bottles 

  • reclosable bags -sandwich, quart and gallon 

  • trash bags with drawstring closure  (13 gallon) 

  • detergent pods

  • toilet paper

  • personal hygiene supplies (shampoo, soap, combs, toothpaste, toothbrushes)

  • wet wipes

  • children’s toys such as bubbles, inexpensive balls, coloring books, crayons, small soft dolls

  • Spanish language children’s books


Handmade items

We can take handmade items across to Mexico, but to do so we must divide the items among volunteers and take small quantities across over time.


You can also donate money to Team Brownsville and we will purchase goods most needed. Often we can purchase goods in Mexico at lower prices and avoid customs duty. 

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