“In the measure you give you shall receive, and more besides.”

Mark 5:24

What are the Greatest Needs?

Sister Armida says:  FOOD and MEDICINE are the greatest needs now.  casa-trucks-2Sick people line up at the Clinic while it is still dark and cold. The breakfast lines are very long. People begin arriving at 6:00 AM and circle around the sidewalks outside the Casa shivering in the cold while waiting for the doors to open.  The Casa is a place of refuge, spiritual solace, and friendship for the many men, women and children who come there.

WE THANK GOD for all who donated money to feed the hungry people, and for you who donated blankets, food, and warm clothing. We are grateful for the steady supply of blankets from the Scripps ER delivered by Ron. Your generosity for January was $15,436 from our monthly donors and this includes an anonymous donation of $1,000 from the San Diego Foundation. Three additional anonymous donations of $20,000, $4,000, and $2,300 were also received. Late Christmas giving was $1274.92.  Plus 350 new tarps were donated!  THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!

“The Distribution in the Colonias was so well received. Much JOY — 1000 blankets and food — 6 truckloads!”

casa-trucks1The people suffer from the wind and cold weather, especially at night. They huddle together to try and keep warm. Because of your great generosity, Sister was able to purchase 1000 more blankets and some extra food for the out-lying Colonias. The excitement was high as the Casa trucks rolled into the distant Colonias to distribute the new blankets and food. Both children and adults ran to the trucks to receive their precious gifts. It made them feel loved, special, and remembered.

How you can help

The Sisters request:

  • Blankets, Tarps  casa-trucks-8
  • Warm jackets, socks
  • FOOD, over-the-counter medications
  • Soap, towels
  • Baby, children’s, and men’s clothing
  • Any extra citrus and fruit you may harvest from your yards

All used clothing is presorted by the Sisters at the storage unit in Chula Vista and transported in private autos — an arduous task. The Sisters are required to get permits for everything.

Thank you for your continued donations in these uncertain times. We are grateful for YOU. The Casa is a real-life example of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes.

“God is in charge and we are His helpers.”  Sr. Armida



  • 25,350 persons of all ages were served hot meals in the Casa Dining Room
  • 1,260 General Medical Clinic and prescriptions filled
  • 2,700 bags of groceries were given
  • 1,910 families obtained clothes and house supplies
  • 450 people personally attended in Social Service Office
  • Groups came to do haircuts
  • 20 Scholarship aids given
  • 12 trips made by the Sisters to deliver food to some neighborhoods, along with clothes, shoes, blankets, and tarps

With our gratitude and prayers for you and your dear ones.

The Sisters and all the people at La Casa de los Pobres.