Christmas at the Casa

Christmas at Casa de Los Pobres

quiltsThe ladies of All Hallows parish in La Jolla, California spend each Tuesday during the year putting together over 100 quilts to distribute to the Casa at Christmas.  A quilt is each family’s prized possession!  (See how the youngest child in the photo clutches her quilt!)

scarvesJackie Horton (a Director of the Non-Profit USA Group) knitted hats and scarves for the children.

A special feature at the Casa each Christmas is the “Living Nativity” scene.  The people bring live animals to use in the scene.  nativity

Shoes, toys, a bag of groceries, and a blanket or quilt are given to each family.xmasgoodies

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14 thoughts on “Christmas at the Casa

  1. Hi Carol,
    Thanks for asking! Taking new clothing and school supplies to the Casa should be no problem. The Casa can accept items Monday through Saturday. Delivering used clothing can be tricky. Having a lot of used clothing in the car, should you be stopped by the Mexican Border Guards, will be a problem. So best not to have the car too loaded. Place clothing in the trunk, best in luggage. You might bring bags to transfer the clothing into, once you get to the Casa. Thank you for thinking of the Casa.

  2. Is it possible to collect needed items here in States and drive over to personally deliver?
    If so, what items can we bring? $500 worth
    Thank you

  3. Hi Yesenia, Thank you for asking. The special Christmas distribution is for those who apply in advance through the Casa’s Social Service office. Applicants who qualify are given special tickets for the distribution. If your family is in need, please visit the Casa’s Social Service office for help.
    Blessings to you and your family

  4. are the gifts given on what day im low income mom deported and would like my children to receive a gift this xmas

  5. Hello, are you accepting prenatal vitamins? Will I be able to drop them off at the previously mentioned address: 6432 Cardeno Drive, La Jolla 92037?

  6. Hi Sharona,
    Thank you for asking about donating clothing. At 6432 Cardeno Drive, La Jolla 92037, we gladly accept:
    – Women’s warm jackets and sweaters, but no other women’s clothing.
    – Men’s and children’s clothing — especially coats, jackets, sweaters, socks and shoes.
    Thank you for thinking of the Casa.

  7. I have bags of Children’s and women’s clothing to donate. I would like to come in the beginning of December before the holidays. Can I drop them off in La Jolla, because I live in California? It’s over a 2 hour drive because I live north of Los Angeles.

  8. Hi Janeth,
    Thank you for asking!
    The address of the Casa in Tijuana is: Calle Genova 6511 Col Altamira, C.P 2205 Tijuana, B.C. Mexico. The Casa is located on the top of 10th AVe., and is not very far from the border. If you’d like to help, volunteers can help serve breakfast starting at 7:30 am Monday through Friday. You can also help distribute groceries on Thursdays which is Bodega Day. The Casa is closed on Sunday, and also during the month of August for a thorough cleaning, repair work and vacations for the Sisters and workers. Thanks, Pat

  9. We would love to go visits the Casa I am off for summer and will like to help and of course donate items – I all ready make my money donation but would love to visit – we live in San diego – when is the best time to go ?

  10. Gracias por hacer esta buena pregunta. Todos y cada año la fecha de distribución es de 22 de diciembre. Al distribuir los regalos y comida temprano, las personas son capaces de instalarse y preparar su propia cena de Navidad en sus propias casitas humildes.

  11. I was there during the summer with my mom. It felt good to donate what we brought ourselves. For the many years I have been making it a point to drop off my items to the poor to help.

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