“If you pour yourself out for the hungry . . . then shall your light rise in the darkness.” Isaiah 58-10

Margarita V writes, “Hola, my name is Margarita V. I have 3 children. Gilberto works inFamily of 3 children a grain store, Ramiro attends high school, and Roxana is in secondary school. I do not have a stable work because I do not have much studies, I only finished elementary school. I take care of 2 children two or three days a week and I clean houses sometimes. We are so so very grateful for the groceries we receive on Thursdays and sometimes, we receive other surprises such as hygiene supplies, blankets, shoes, or house supplies. And we enjoy breakfast. Thanks to the Sisters and to all the persons who support this mission. May God shower you all with blessings. I send you a flower of love.”

grandmom holding grandsonMy name is Dora. First of all, I say I am grateful to God for so many blessings and for the persons who make possible to take such blessings to our home, the bag of groccries (and other gifts as blankets and shoes), I am infinitely grateful as I am elderly. Eight years ago, the government office for the protection of children (DIF) returned to me a great-granddaughter, and I do not have any support from anyone. Thanks to God I learned about this place that I praise and glorify my god and my tender mother, Virgin of Guadalupe because there are persons like you. God bless you all and a million thanks for all.”

How you can help NOW!

Bags of food from the Bodega are distributed each Thursday. There is a continual need for:

  • Bedding
  • Nonperishable food, especially: rice, beans, tuna, canned milk, peanut butter, and oatmeal
  • Hygiene supplies, like: toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap (for the people to wash themselves, their clothes, and their dishes)
  • Diapers: for babies and for adults

Bags of food are distributed each Thursday.  The water pipes under the main kitchen are failing and need to be replaced. This will be a major expense which the Sisters hope to do soon. While the pipes are being replaced, they will have to serve cold food to the people coming to eat.

Your donations go far to help as many as possible

As you see, your donations have a great effect on the lives of many. The SistersSisters of the Casa are able to shop at Costco in Tijuana, Mexico to purchase much needed clothing like tennis shoes, socks, underwear and toiletry items at the best possible prices. Sister Armida and everyone at the Casa are so happy to be able to provide these essential items to so many. You can imagine how they all must feel!

Thank you for all of your generous help for the poor! The food and services provided through your donations are an aide to so many and are truly life-saving! Sister Armida would like to ask you to pray for the Casa and all of the people helping to make this aide available.

In the last few months, the prices in Tijuana for gas, electricity, and food have steadily increased. This is impacting both the people being served by the Casa and the Casa’s ability to meet the needs of the many people coming to its doors. Sister Armida would like to send a special THANK YOU to all of you who have managed to continue to donate monthly to the Casa. And especially those who have been able to increase their donation with an “inflation boost” to help offset the rising expenses. All of you are a true blessing!

The Casa truck comes to the above address each Tuesday. Everything donated is tax-deductible, and all of your donations (minus minimal PayPal and credit card fees) go directly to help the poor. Tax receipts are available upon request. THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU.



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“The King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’.”Matthew 25:40

4 kids in blanketsHello, my name is Teresa. I live with my husband and 5 grandchildren, and I take care of them. I write this letter mainly and first of all, to thank God for the existence of this community, Casa de los Pobres. It’s where people receive help, people get food, groceries, and medical care. I also thank God for everyone who works here everyday and helps to cook the food, to serve it, and help to distribute the groceries. And for  every person who fills out our pass in Social Services, to all the doctors that collaborate with their services and to the Sisters who also give their time to help us.May God bless them all and give them much strength and health and well-being to everyone who also work in so many different ways in this community.Continue reading

“Give as alms those things that are within, and behold, everything is clean for you.” Luke 11:41

Can you help us prepare a million meals on June 10-12 in San Diego? (Or see what the Casa specifically needs below . . .)

3000 volunteers (and $250,000 in donations to pay for the food) are needed at 

Cathedral Catholic High School to set up on Friday, prepare meals on Saturday, and tear down on Sunday. The Casa de Los Pobres is one of the organizations that will receive the prepared meals. Sign up to help or donate:

Help with the Million Meal Event

Your donations to the Casa help the poor in so many different ways. Many of these people write notes of thanks . . .

“My name is Juana. I am single mother and I have cancer. I thank you for the support you send to me (food) through my friend. I and my family are very grateful, especially because I cannot go. Blessings to all the persons who read this note. Thanks.” Continue reading

“They only asked us to remember the poor — the very thing I also was eager to do.” Galatians 2:10

“My name is Delia. I give thanks to Casa de los Pobres and benefactors as it is throughtwo moms you all each week I receive breakfast and groceries to take home, for me so much needed. I also have received blankets and shoes and tarp to cover my place as water came in. I am fortunate that this place and people still exist and think about the poor. It was very difficult during pandemia to have a job at least for 2 or 3 days. I thank God with all my heart, may He give you many blessings.” Continue reading

“Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God”

Small child in Tijuana“My name is Virginia N. I have 37 years. I am a single mother and have two daughters,   Julian, 12 years, and a four-year-old. I am a person with little resources and need to support them and pay for school supplies, and take care of my father who is 83 years old. For him, I need a wheelchair if possible, please, as it is hard for me to transport him to doctors appointments. I need tennis shoes, tarps for my roof please, and may God bless you always. Many many thanks.”

Blankets and Staple Foods are Needed Now

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“Happy the man who considers the poor and the weak. The Lord will save him in the day of evil.” Psalm 41

THANK YOU FOR HEARING THE CRY OF THE POOR. You made Christmas a time ofMother and 3 kids JOY for our brothers and sisters in Christ who endure harsh poverty in the dumps of Tijuana. Your generosity provided bags of special food and a new blanket for 1500 families.

Humble men and women stood in line for hours to receive a bag of beans, rice, oatmeal, sugar, tuna, canned milk, and fruit. The people were delighted to also receive oranges and apples in their bag of treats. Your generous donations purchased the food (Chickens and shoes were donated) and blankets. Words cannot convey how much we appreciate your generous giving and love for the poor in Tijuana who come to the Casa. Continue reading

Jesus is the Face of the Poor

Marya and her four children live in a friend’s half-open garage. They suffer fromMother and 3 children exposure to the elements, both hot and cold. The father deserted the family, and the poor Mom has a fatal tumor that is being treated in the Clinic. But she carries on and cleans houses when she is able. She encourages and supports the children to study hard and get good grades. The two boys, ages 9 and 12, take school seriously, and get such good grades that they are in the Scholarship Program.

This is the type of family that received food, a blanket, and toys at the Casa’s Christmas distribution. Those who receive the Christmas gifts live in the dumps on windy hills, have no running water, electricity is scarce and often provided via extension cords strung from house to house. “Bathrooms” are crude. Men, women, and children suffer from malnutrition and diseases caused by breathing the burning garbage fumes. This is truly third-world living right on our doorstep. They were comforted with a Happy Christmas feast! Continue reading

“Blessed are the lowly, they shall inherit the land.” Matthew 5:4

woman with food

Alejandra L. writes,”I came from the state of Oaxaca. I am a single mother, and I come to ask for help, please as I am living with a cousin temporarily and looking for work. Sorry to ask you for rent, my children need shoes and clothes, one girl and two boys. Thank you for any help you can provide to me.

From Jose R: “I am and stay where God the Father permits me. I need a blanket. I can possibly get a job as guardian, but I need proper clothes and a jacket. If I can have some help to pay a rent, and I will put all my energy of life to live as it is so sad to be on the streets. I accept all you can offer me and may God reward you and give you more.Continue reading

“Almsgiving frees one from death.” St. Polycarp

The Family includes the mother Maria and 2 children, ages 17 and 11. Maria works

middle school students

in a maquiladora with wax. The money she earns is not enough to pay for all their needs, like electricity, gas, water, food, clothing, school, medicine, etc. They have to pay rent. The house has two rooms and the bathroom is a hole in the ground. The roof is leaking. If she misses a working day, she receives 2/3 of her salary. Maria wants for her children a better future and education, so they will not live in this situation of poverty. They are grateful for the help the Casa provides to them.”   Continue reading

“The needy shall not always be forgotten nor the hopes of the poor in vain.” Psalm 91

Nahum, one of the Casa’s Scholarship recipients in elementary school says, “Moved by Nahum a scholarship recipient gratitude for all the help you have given me. With love and blessings. I hope you don’t forget me . . .”

One  little boy, Jeffrey M., lives in a half-open garage. But he still has dreams of helping others: “I would like to reach my dream to be a Robotics Engineer. I want to create elements that help people with disabilities.”  His recent report card shows a final grade of 9.8 out of 10!

Anayeli V. also is pursuing an education to help others: “I wish to send you my gratitude for all the blessings you have given me, no doubt making my career path lighter taken by your hand. I am close to concluding this beautiful specialty of caring for special needs children. It is career of much responsibility, dealing with infants is a huge task but finally very satisfactory. Thanks for being part of my formation, for motivating me and ensuring that I did not lose my studies. May God bless you. Thank you!” Continue reading