Thousands of asylum seekers arrive in Tijuana as part of the Central American Caravan. Most of the migrant shelters in Tijuana are full, overflowing with men, women and children who are in desperate need of accommodations, warm clothing, food, water and hygiene supplies. Our Embajda Migrante in Playas de Tijuana has began to distribute donations and host as many migrants as possible. Help us continue to support this caravan.

We now have a registry on and one on

Visit the registry of your choice to purchase much needed supplies for the migrants. 
NOTE: All supplies will be shipped to our headquarters in San Diego, CA and brought to Tijuana by our volunteers. .

Web addresses to search for the registry:




This is a humanitarian crisis unlike anything we have seen in recent history here in San Diego/Tijuana.

Our Embajada MIgrante Shelter currently needs:

  • Cash for rent, power, utilities and essential supplies
  • Water, including bottled water and new, food quality 55 gallon drums for water storage.
  • Warm clothes for winter including jackets and sweaters.
  • Blankets, pillows, bedding and mattresses
  • Sanitary products such as toilet paper, hand sanitiser, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste and womens hygiene products (such as sanitary pads)
  • Baby products, especially nappies in all sizes
  • Staple foods such as bread, rice, beans, oatmeal and frozen chicken.
  • New, clean underwear in all sizes for men, women and children, as well as socks

Please note that due to Mexico’s customs requirements, it is very hard, if not impossible to bring second hand clothing across the border. It is far easier for shelters (or volunteers) to purchase these products locally for immediate delivery to those who are most in need. For those who live in Tijuana, shelters need volunteers to distribute donations, etc. If you can donate products to shelters directly and deliver them yourself, please do so – if you cannot please donate cash and our volunteers will distribute them as needed. Needs are changing on a daily basis.