Prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours
it is indeed a consolation and a joy for the poor to come to the Casa. Along with food and medical care, many spiritual and emotional needs are met by the loving and wise care of the Sisters . . .
“Thanks to God and to all benefactors and to the Sisters for the great support they are giving us. Many thanks because thanks to this, I will keep on in my studies and enable me to be a better person. Many thanks for all your help and may God bless you.” Juan V.
From a mother with 4 children, among them twin girls of 4 years old. One of them has a serious brain problem and the other is real alert. In the name of her children, she writes: “Good day for all. I thank you for helping me with school aid for the whole school year of kindergarten 2015-16. The girls Briseida and Brissa will go to 3rd kinder year, thanks to your great help. May God bless you and continue to bless you.”
Special Requests: School Supplies, Backpacks, Shoes, Socks
The Nuns encourage the children to better themselves through earnest study. Their parents understand the importance of school. The Sisters who teach classes in the Colonias of Santa Julia and The Railroad (the Dumps) report good progress; the children are eager to learn and apply themselves well. Many who have received scholarship aid are now nurses, lawyers, psychologists, and others who hold good jobs. These successful adults were destitute children when they came to the Casa some years ago.
The need for FOOD AND THE BASICS — toilet paper, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo — the little things that we take for granted — is ever present.
The Casa Builds People Up
There are 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 people earn a bag of groceries (on Thursday), plus a small stpiend 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.
The Sisters serve a substantial dinner-like 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 all of us daily.
THANK YOU for your generous donations of $12,607.72 (from 49 families). Thank you for bedding and FOOD. Special thanks to San Rafael Parish for a truckload of school supplies and to All Hallows Church for many bags of donated school supplies. Your financial donations keep the people who come to the Casa from hunger and help to support vital services in the Medical Clinic.
Tax receipts are available upon request. We have NO expenses. No one is ever turned away at the Casa.
MAY GOD BLESS YOU FOR YOUR GOODNESS TO HIS PEOPLE
- 21,030 people of all ages were served hot meals in our Dining Room and many handouts
- 1,230 General Medical Clinic and Specialist consultations and presciptions filled
- 2,460 bags of groceries were given out
- 3,030 families obtained clothes and house supplies
- 330 people personally attended in Social Service Office. Home visits to families and sick people. Different groups came to serve and others to do haircuts. Psycology session for volunteers
- 20 Scholarship aids