Nahum, one of the Casa’s Scholarship recipients in elementary school says, “Moved by 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!”
Kassaandra R. is attending university due to your generous Scholarship help. She writes: “I am studying Logistics & Transportation Engineering. I am very grateful for the help I receive, so I can accomplish my studies, given that my father cannot work because he cannot walk. My mother cannot take a job, because she needs to care for him. I thank you for your support!”
You can make a difference in the lives of these children who have nothing
Can you donate $1.50 a day to sponsor a child? Study is encouraged, and parents understand the importance of school. Those who receive Scholarship aid are serious and competitive. The Sisters notice attitude changes. Many destitute children will eventually become successful adults and able to help their families because of your generosity and love. “Education opens doors.”
- School supplies
- Shoes and socks
- Staple foods: peanut butter, tuna, beans, rice, pasta, powdered milk
- Toilet paper, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo
Sisters who teach catechism in the Colonias of Santa Julia and the Railroad dumps report steady progress. Our Faith is primary. It instills the most important of life’s lessons. Perhaps poverty teaches authentic dependence on God — and hence a stronger Faith?
The people so appreciate your help, prayers, and sacrifices
And they return your favors by praying for you daily. The men, women, and children thank God daily before breakfast for the blessings that YOU make possible in their lives.
We thank 126 families for generous donations for food, school supplies, and maintenance, $1520 for scholarship aid, and Dr. Jack Forrest for a donation to pay for food, large bills, and needed repairs! The generous parishioners of San Rafael Parish donated $4295 for school supplies! Thank you also for food and bedding. Your financial donations help feed the people who come to the Casa and also support vital services in the Medical Clinic. Thank you!
The Casa not only feeds but also provides medical services and job training
The Sisters serve a substantial breakfast each morning in the patio area and provide extra food for lunch.The Casa provides a sack of groceries each Thursday. (The Casa will remain open during August with limited services.)
There are many practical “learning” jobs at the Casa: cooking, washing dishes, cleaning, 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 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 promotes confidence. Your donations accomplish all of these great works!
JULY 2021 REPORT
- 20,700 people received food and vitamin C
- 1,150 medical clinic services and prescriptions
- 1,975 bags of groceries were given
- 650 people attended to in Social Services (for blankets and shoes)
- 28 Scholarship aids (can you help greatly increase this number by Adopting a Student?)
MAY GOD BLESS YOU FOR YOUR KINDNESS TO HIS PEOPLE