13-year-old Daniela says THANK YOU!

kids-in-truckA girl named Daniela, who benefits from our small scholarship aid, is 13 and in the
6th grade.  She needs special aid in school as she cannot go at a normal pace. Her teachers say that her slow pace is probably due to family dysfunction.

Now that the family receives food and help from the Casa, Daniela shows significant improvement!  Daniela wrote a thank you letter for the aid she receives.  She also sent this story:

The Lion and the Porcupine (adapted from Aesop’s “The Lion and the Boar”)

“During the summer, as the hear provokes much more thirst, went to drink to the same river a lion and a porcupine. As they met, they started to quarrel about who should be the first to drink, and from discussion they passed on to fierce fight to death. But in some moment of rest, they saw a cloud of vultures ready to devour the one who would lose the fight. Then, recapitulating they told themselves . . . it is better that we be friends and not food for the vultures and crows. Useless fights are good only to food and entertain the spectators and curious.”

This is a wise lesson for sharing and peace, from a deprived little girl living in the slums and misery of Tijuana.

How You Can Help

Especially needed now:

  • Warm Sweaters, jackets, socks, blankets
  • FOOD
  • Multi-VITAMINS

As nights get colder, the warmth that food provides becomes critical for those in poor health.Donations may be left at 6432 Cardeno Drive, La Jolla, 92037.

The School Children are Grateful

kids with shoesGenerous and faithful donations to the Casa Mission this month provided 39 donations of $10,513.50, including a generous donation of $1,000 from the San Diego Foundation’s anonymous fund and a wonderful $2,000 gift from the La Jolla Kiwanis International Fund.

Thanks also for the contributions of bedding, food, and medical supplies and to Ron Lussier for the blankets he collects regularly from Scripps ER.  The school children are grateful for the supplies they received from San Rafael and All Hallows Parishes last month  Education is the only way out of poverty.

The Casa de Los Pobres USA has NO OVERHEAD (we are all volunteers) — 100% of your donation goes to the Casa in Tijuana.  Receipts are available upon request. No one who comes to the Casa for assistance is ever turned away.


September 2015 Report

  • 26,090 persons all ages were served hot meals in the Casa Dining Room
  • Many persons received handouts of food daily
  • 1,340 General Medical Clinic and prescriptions filled
  • 2,760 bag of groceries were given
  • 1,225 families obtained clothes and house supplies
  • 440 people personally attended in social Service Office
  • Groups came to do haircuts
  • 26 Scholarship aids given
  • 580 pairs of shoes given
  • 2 trips were made to deliver food to some poor neighborhoods

Sisters and all the People at La Casa de Los Pobres