Time to step into Mr. Peabody’s Way Back Machine and return to the year 1916 when Florence Terry Shaw Griswold founded Pan American Round Table of San Antonio… 

 and the reason for its inception. The need was great then, and the need is great now. Families fleeing persecution, violence and extreme unrest in their native countries, making life impossible for safety and any means of a normal life for the old, weak and poor.

Pan American Round Table was established to give aid, comfort and humanitarian relief for those fleeing Mexico because of the Mexican Revolution of 1914. It has become apparent to the Pan-American Round Table of Houston that it is time to go back to the original purpose of our organization by providing humanitarian aid to those who have been allowed to cross to the United States. 

At this time the Board has decided to take action by asking our members and friends to help provide some basic necessities to see them on their way. More actions to help will be given later.

Team Brownsville Team members pose with donations received to build care packages

Can you see yourself contributing financially to the purchase of items listed below? Donations will be accepted through May 23rd and will head out to be delivered to Team Brownsville on May 24th. Anyone available and willing to join our friend Elva on this trip and who can volunteer for the weekend would be a blessing. Please contact Flor at parthmembership@gmail.com no later than May 20th if you wish to accompany Elva and volunteer for the weekend of May 24th through May 27th. 

Team Brownsville Team members sort through donations to build care packages

Please bring donations to the following address during normal working hours:
Leonel Castillo Community Center (Near Northside)
2101 South St.
Houston, TX 77009
Tel: 713.380.2255

Alternatively, you can purchase these items yourself using the Amazon wish list link provided below. Please be sure to mention that your donation is being made as a PART Houston member or friend. Florence Terry Shaw Griswold, founder would be very proud of the fact that we are looking back to give focus to the present and continue that focus on to the future, and Team Brownsville will be happy to see that they have supporters of their cause in members and friends of PART. Team Brownsville has a Facebook page for those interested in knowing more.

Items can be purchased and will be directly shipped to Team Brownsville. Please reference that you are a PART-H member when you make your purchased donation

For Kids or Infants (items marked with an * are nonessential supplies, but still appreciated):

  • Pedialyte
  • Tylenol (infants and children)
  • Cough medicine (infants and children)
  • Band-aids 
  • Neosporin
  • Car seats (parent’s are being fined for loading child into vehicles with no car/booster seats)
  • Booster seats
  • Formula (NIDO powder-this formula is only for children 1 year old or older)
  • Diapers
  • Baby Wipes
  • *Coloring books
  • *Crayons
  • *toys (if you have any toys that normally come in happy meals those work!)

For Adults: 

  • Feminine products (pads and/or tampons)
  • Ibuprofen or Tylenol 
  • Undergarments
  • Sweat pants
  • Under shirts
  • shoes (new or lightly worn)
  • socks (new)
  • Deodorant
  • toothbrush
  • toothpaste
  • shampoo
  • soap
  • *shave cream
  • tri fold napkins (Costco on Bunker Hill has them)
  • Reusable cups
  • Trail Mix
  • Crackers
  • Calling cards
  • Notepad & writing utensil 

“One for All, And all for One”

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