Austin Groups Are Lending a Hand to Immigrant Assistance Center in McAllen, TX


Immigration Overload Hot Spot

No matter what your politics are, this is a story we’ve all heard about that is affecting our state. Since last spring the community of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McAllen, TX has been opening its doors and its hearts to the tens of thousands of people who have recently made their way to the Texas border, many of whom are children unaccompanied by adults. Sacred Heart has been working to provide basic shelter and supplies, in addition to access to government agencies that can resolve their status. They are in need of supplies and support, and have reached out to community and faith-based organizations around the state for help.

The local community at St. James Episcopal Church has answered the call by coordinating efforts here in Austin. They are requesting donations of food and supplies (you can find examples of most needed items below). St. James parishioners are taking mission trips down to McAllen to help coordinate on site. In support of this effort, we at The Shannon Schmitz Group are asking our friends and neighbors to donate. Keller Williams Southwest Market Center is serving as a donation drop-off location for needed resources.

Here’s a list of requested items:

·  Easy Open Snacks

·  Easy Open Juices

·  New Tennis Shoes: Women sizes 5 to 8.5

·  New Tennis Shoes: Children sizes 2-12

·  New Women’s Cotton Underwear (sizes 5 and under)

·  New Children’s Cotton Underwear

·  Baby Toiletries (infant to toddler)

·  Toiletries

·  Disposable Diapers

·  Baby Wipes

·  Nido Baby Formula/Powdered Milk

·  Small Towels

·  Children’s Blankets

·  Small Backpacks

·  Rebozos (baby sling/wraps)

·  Reading Glasses

·  Watches

Please encourage your friends and family to support this donation drive, and we will keep you informed as the project evolves. For more information about the ongoing efforts in McAllen, see:

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

St. James Episcopal Church

All items can be dropped off at the Southwest Market Center.

1801 S. Mopac Expressway, Suite 100. Austin, Texas 78746 


About The Shannon Schmitz Group

At The Shannon Schmitz Group, we don’t believe in a cookie-cutter approach to marketing and selling homes.  Our mission is to provide a custom plan for the individual based on the specific property, neighborhood’s statistics and the individual needs and preferences of our clients.

We stand apart by employing a full-service marketing team that specializes in copywriting, photography, graphic design, and social & traditional media.

We are backed by Austin Portfolio Real Estate and Powered by KW Luxury Homes International.  This means that we have more resources available to us than your average Realtor®.

We specialize in buying or selling real estate all over Austin. This includes the surrounding Texas Hill Country Area, including SpicewoodSpanish OaksBarton CreekBee CaveLakewayLake Travis, The Hills, West Lake Hills, and the famous Austin zip codes of 78703 and 78704.




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