“A man named Louis O, 36, came to Tijuana from another place where he was working as a driver of heavy trucks. Because of the very bad roads, he left to come here, because he was afraid of the danger to his life. He could not work with that tension, as he wants to work peacefully and support his family.
It has been one year since he left the family to come here, and he thanks God because he found a job as a mason assistant in Tecate, B.C. What he earns is not enough to send much economic help to the family for the feeding of his children who are 10 and 8 years old.
He came to the Casa de los Pobres in real anguish, stating that he received a phone call from his wife telling him that the children were very hungry, had no food to eat, and that they do not go to school because of the lack of money. He said he had 200 pesos and humbly asked how we could help him to send a little more to his family. We gave him 500 pesos to add to his amount, and he left thanking God for His mercy and for the help he received.” Sr. Guidelia
School Supplies Needed to Help Break the Cycle of Poverty!
The Sisters encourage education along with vocational training. The Sisters request:
- Notebooks, pencils, pens, book bags
- SOCKS, NEW SHOES
The Casa Scholarship Program (to pay for bus money, uniforms, and a small tuition) helps serious students attend both primary and advanced schools. For dedicated pupils, this always leads to a decent job which breaks the vicious cycle of poverty. It happens regularly!
Continuous Need for Non-Perishable Food and Bedding
We welcome your donations of:
- Peanut butter, beans, rice, tuna, flour
- Extra backyard fruit and vegetables
Many of the students eat breakfast at the Casa and travel to school with full stomachs and clear heads. The Sisters serve a hearty breakfast (7:30 to 10:30 am) of oatmeal made with milk and bananas, beans, and either meat or eggs, coffee and milk.
They serve bean burritos on Tuesday and Thursday, cheese burritos on Friday, and peanut butter sandwiches on other days. They give out bags of food from the Bodega each Thursday.
Thank You for Your Generosity
Thank you for providing food and assistance for the poor. Your generous donations are acknowledged each day in the Dining Room where hungry men, women, and children thank God for you and the food you supply. Sixty-two families or individuals contributed $18,249.36 during the month of June.
Everything donated is tax-deductible (tax receipts are available upon request). We have no overhead (we only incur minimal PayPal and credit card charges). Your donations go directly to the poor. The Casa truck comes to 6432 Cardeno Drive, La Jolla 92037 each Tuesday except in August.
June 2018 Report
- 20,240 people of all ages were served hot meals in the Casa Dining Room
- Countless others received handouts of food daily
- 1,325 General Medical Clinic and prescriptions filled
- 1,650 bags of groceries were given
- 1,320 families obtained clothes and house supplies
- 400 people personally attended in Social Service office
- Groups came to do haircutts
- The Casa made 3 trips to outlying Colonias to deliver food
- 24 Scholarship Aids were given
With our gratitude and prayers for a blessed enjoyable family summer time.
May God bless you for your continuous generosity