St. Leo the Great
A note of gratitude from one of the children of the Casa (translated)
“Well, first of all I would like to thank you for the help that you have been giving us these past years. Thank you for your help in my sister’s and my school supplies, because it is a big help. My Mom’s weekly salary is $61 (in U.S. dollars) a week and she needs to pay rent, electricity, water, food, our lunch (we are three sisters), and bus tickets to go to our schools (kindergarten, elementary, and secondary school). This is all a big help. May God multiply all you give us a thousand to one. You are a true blessing. Thank you. God bless you.” Guadalupe R.C.
The Sisters provide hope, courage, strength, and love to these people
Many of the men, women, and children who come to the Casa are weak, need medical care, food, and clothing. They are overwhelmed with physical and mental ills. Most are very hungry, and so they apply for food cards from the Social Service Office. Often, these people have no food at home. These cards enable hundreds to come for Bodega Day each Thursday to receive a bag of donated groceries — beans, rice, a few vegetables, a can of food, and some day old bread. FOOD IS UPPERMOST IN THE MINDS OF THE POOR. Feeding the hungry, caring for the sick, providing clothing and other necessities are the great works of mercy and are at the heart of the Casa. WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THESE WORKS OF MERCY BY YOUR GENEROUS DONATIONS.
Special Appeal from Sister Armida
All types of staple food items are requested: beans, rice, tuna, canned milk, peanut butter, oatmeal
If you have any excess fruit or vegetables, they are welcome, including: oranges, limes, lemons from your trees — or extra home-grown vegetables
These groceries are given to the people on Bodega Day or in emergency situations.
One of our own generous donors purchases food, toiletries, and fabric for baby blankets by watching for store specials and clipping coupons. Every two to three weeks, she delivers about $300 worth of food. What a vocation!
We also need: sheets, towels, and blankets
PLEASE, NO WOMEN’S CLOTHING, ONLY WARM JACKETS AND SWEATERS. ALL CLOTHING MUST BE CLEAN, IRONED, AND FOLDED AS FLAT AS POSSIBLE TO BE TRANSPORTED IN THE TRUNKS OF PRIVATE AUTOS.
This month we received 62 donations totaling $14,201.37. The All Hallows Outreach Committee sent $300. We also received a large donation of new fabrics and craft items. THANK YOU! The people are truly grateful for your donations.
In the name of thousands of families receiving part of what the Lord has given you, and on behalf of the Sisters of the Casa, may God continue to bless and keep you
May 2016 Report
- 23,725 people of all ages were served hot meals in the Casa Dining Room
- Many people received handouts of food daily
- 1,150 General Medical Clinic and prescriptions filled
- 2,475 bags of groceries were given
- 1,870 families obtained clothes and house supplies
- 470 people personally attended in Social Service Office
- Groups came to do haircuts
- 2 trips were made to deliver food, clothes, and blankets to some neighborhoods
- 26 Scholarship aids were given