“Around 8:30 pm in late June, yelling voices at the gate were asking for help. Three young men who had just arrived in Tijuana were saying so fast, ‘WE ARE VERY HUNGRY. PLEASE SOME FOOD.’ We opened the gate, had them sit on a bench, gave them juice, water, and bread. They kept saying in between crying how hungry they were. It was heartbreaking. One of them had much fever. We got them food, and they calmed down and explained how they got here and how one of them had been working in Mexicali. He earned some pesos which someone stole.
“Their clothes were dirty and torn. They said how bad they felt. They were very cold and looked for warm sweaters. We found them a place to spend the night. The next day they came and had showers in the new place for showers we now have in the new bathrooms. They know they can come for breakfast and the taquitos lunch. May God bless us all. We thank Him for his Divine Mercy.”
How You Can Help
SPECIAL REQUESTS: school supplies, backpacks, shoes, and socks.
The need for FOOD AND BASICS (toilet paper, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo) — the little things we take for granted — is every present. (Please NO USED CLOTHING OR SHOES. They cannot be taken across the border.)
The Nuns encourage study, and parents understand the importance of school. “Education opens doors.” It truly does, and the Nuns are seeing this. The Sisters who teach classes in the Colonias of Santa Julia and the Railroad/Dumps report excellent progress with most children eager to learn.
Those who receive scholarship aids are becoming very serious and competitive as they continue to improve in school. The Sisters notice positive changes now that more scholarships are available. Former destitute children will eventually become successful adults and able to help their families.
Your Donations Give Sustenance
The Sisters serve a substantial breakfast each morning and provide whatever extra food they have for a lunch in the patio. The men, women, and children thank God daily before breakfast for the blessings that YOU make possible in their lives. They pray for us daily.
There are many practical “learning” jobs at the Casa: cooking, washing dishes, helping to package and distribute groceries on Bodega Day, assisting in the clothing room, or driving the truck. These men and women earn a bag of groceries (on Thursday), plus a small stipend for their work. In this way, they are able to maintain their families with a sense of dignity. The love, support, and training given by the Sisters builds confidence. Your donations accomplish this.
THANK YOU for your generous donations of $16,987,76 from 56 families in July. This includes a cumulative donation of $2,271 from St. Brigid’s Church in Pacific Beach. Thank you for food and bedding. Special thanks to All Hallows Church in La Jolla for donated school supplies (backpacks, notebooks, pencils, and all that good stuff). Your financial donations keep the people who come to the Casa from hunger and help support vital services in the Medical Clinic. Thank you one and all!
Tax receipts are available upon request. We have NO expenses other than minimal PayPal and credit card charges. No one is ever turned away from the Casa.
MAY GOD BLESS YOU FOR YOUR GOODNESS TO HIS PEOPLE
July 2018 Report
- 21,150 people of all ages served hot meals in our Dining Room
- Countless received handouts of food daily
- 1,240 General Medical Clinic and prescriptions filled
- 1,650 bags of groceries were given
- 1,315 families obtained clothes and house supplies
- 410 people personally attended in Social Service Office
- Groups came to do haircuts
- 24 Scholarship Aids (can you help make it 25 or more?)