A note of gratitude: “I, Filomena, am very grateful to Casa de Los Pobres because I have received help with my hernia surgery and medical care on both of my ankles for the sores caused by diabetes. I am very grateful for the benefactors and the Sisters. They know my needs, and I am grateful to all the persons and the Clinic at the Casa for the help they have given me for the care of my sores and for my medicines. I thank God for having them all, and I pray to God for them.” Please know that those who come to the Casa are truly thankful for all of the services they receive because of your generosity.
Many of the men, women, and children who come to the Casa are weak, in need of medical care, FOOD, and clothing. They are overwhelmed with physical and mental ills. The Sisters provide hope, courage, strength, and love to those who need help. Most are very hungry, and so they apply for food cards from the Social Service Office. Often, these people have no food at home. These cards enable hundreds to come for “Bodega Day” each Thursday to receive a bag of donated groceries — beans, rice, a few vegetables, a can of food, and some day old bread. FOOD IS UPPERMOST IN THE MINDS OF THE POOR. Feeding the hungry, caring for the sick, providing clothing and other necessities are the great works of mercy and are at the heart of the Casa. WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THESE WORKS OF MERCY BY YOUR GENEROUS DONATIONS.
How You Can Help: SPECIAL APPEAL from Sister Armida
All types of staple food items are requested:
Beans, Rice, Canned Milk, Peanut Butter, Oatmeal
And: Sheets, Towels, and Blankets
These groceries are given to the people on Bodega Day or in emergency situations.
One of our own generous donors purchases food, toiletries, and fabric for baby blankets by watching for store specials and clipping coupons. Every two to three weeks, she delivers about $300 worth of food. What a vocation!
The only women’s clothing we can accept is: warm jackets and sweaters.
- All clothing must be clean, ironed, and folded as flat as possible to be transported in the trunks of private autos.
The people are truly grateful for your donations.
- If you have excess fruit, such as oranges, limes or lemons from your trees, or extra home-grown vegetables, they are very welcome
This month, we received 43 donations totaling $13,981. The All Hallows Outreach Committee sent $500, we received $1,000 from an anonymous San Diego Foundation donor, and $1,800 from a special donor in Singapore. We also received a very large donation of new fabrics. THANK YOU ONE AND ALL!
- 22,000 persons of all ages were served hot meals in our Dining Room
- 1,290 General Medical clinic and prescriptions filled
- 2,412 bags of groceries were given
- 600 handouts
- 1,168 families obtained clothes and house supplies
- 550 people personally attended in Social Service Office
- Groups came to do haircuts
- 20 Scholarship aids
- 2 trips to deliver to some neighborhoods to bring food and shoes
- Marian Prayers daily and crowning of Our Blessed Mother Mary at the end of the month
Our prayers for all your intentions. Best wishes for a happy day to all fathers!