Where We Serve

Bokenkamp Children’s Shelter in Corpus Christi opened in 2006 and provides a safe, temporary environment for hundreds of unaccompanied minors. Children, ages 0-17, receive lifesaving support at Bokenkamp including food, clothing, medical care, case management, education and psychological and spiritual care.

Children at Bokenkamp are surrounded by professional staff 24/7, to encourage their personal and academic development and empower them with skills and resources to take the next steps toward productive lives once their legal cases are resolved.

Current Needs:

  • Shower gel
  • Body lotion
  • Face wash
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste
  • Chap sticks
  • Deodorant
  • Hairbrushes (bristle)
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Gift cards (Target, Walmart, Academy)
  • Inspirational books – Chicken Soup for the Soul
  • Journals and notebooks (no spiral or staples)
  • Laundry baskets
  • Playing cards
  • Socks
  • Sports bras for girls (no underwire and all sizes-s to 1x )
  • Stuffed animals- 12 inches or less
  • School supplies: pencil crayons, crayons, markers, two pocket folders, glue sticks, construction paper, pencils
  • New shoes and clothes
  • Small bags of chips, candies and chocolate bars


If you would like to donate any of these items, please contact the Administration Office directly at 210-876-6763 or visit them online at upbring.org.