” . . . but they carry with them the reward of their charity and the alms they give.” St. Francis of Assisi
The Sisters instill hope and treat each individual with a tenderness, respect, and love that can only come from God. The undercurrent of JOY amid so much destitution and illness is felt by anyone who visits the Casa. During the Holy Hour and exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on Thursdays, the people chant praise and thanksgiving to God for your intentions and special prayer requests. Please send us your special requests. No donations are necessary.
HOW YOU CAN HELP!
This month, Sister Armida requests FOOD and EXTRA MONEY TO PROVIDE MEDICINE:
- Tuna, peanut butter, spam, canned milk, oatmeal, high-protein food
- Sheets, towels, blankets, and kitchenware are always needed
Sister says, “We and the people are very, very grateful for all that you do to help the Casa, and we ask you for daily prayers so that we may have strength to serve the people and give glory to God.” Everything you donate is USED immediately. All goes directly to serve the needs of the people. We have no overhead. Tax receipts are available upon request. and NO ONE IS EVER TURNED AWAY.
Thank you for these amazing donations and events to support the Casa!
Your generosity this month provided $18,228.50 from 65 donors; $5,000 of that amount is from a special friend of the Casa.
Thank you San Rafael Parish for the hundreds of bags of beans and rice you collected during Lent, and for the more recent yarn supplies.
“For God’s Precious Little Ones”, the School of the Madeleine collected over 60 boxes/bags of diapers in honor of Marilyn Lozano. Along with her many talents and attributes, Marilyn was also very Pro-Life.
The people at the Casa send grateful thanks for your donations of linens and food. Nights are still chilly. We thank Ron Lussier, who regularly collects blankets from the Scripps ER.
On April 30, Board of Directors member Caroline Kelner orchestrated our second “Family
& Friends Community Connection” Food Packaging Event at St. Brigid’s Parish. This is a huge undertaking. We are grateful for Caroline and all of the good energy she radiates. Over 400 volunteers packaged 57,600 meals in just two hours! This high-protein dehydrated food (which includes a vitamin packet) is a special blessing for those who live in the far-out colonies. It is easy to prepare and also tastes surprisingly good. At this writing, all of the packets are across the border! Sisters Armida and Antonia were there to help, along with four other Casa workers. We are grateful to Msgr. Steve Callahan who allowed this event to happen even though Confirmation was being celebrated with the Bishop on that very afternoon!
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THE PEOPLE AND THE SISTERS THANK YOU FOR YOUR OPEN HEARTS
April 2016 Report:
- 21,760 people of all ages were served hot meals in our Dining Room
- Many people received handouts of food daily
- 1,230 General Medical Clinic and presciptions filled
- 2,555 bags of groceries were given
- 1,600 families obtained clothes and house supplies
- 470 people personally attended in Social Service Office
- Groups came to do haircuts
- 2 trips to deliver food, clothes, blankets, and tarps to some neighborhoods
- 26 Scholarship aids