The Sisters Celebrate 60 Years of Missionary Work in Tijuana

“A well that has many sources never runs dry. When we are gone, others will come after us.”  Ugandan Martyrs

On September 1 at Our Lady of Grace Church in El Cajon, a wonderful Fiesta party began with Mass.  After Mass, a famous Fr. Gil meatball dinner was served, lively music played, then speakers, video, and prizes.  This was to celebrate the 70th birthday of Fr. Gil Gentile (a Director of Casa de Los Pobres USA) and the Sisters’ 60 years of extraordinary missionary work in Tijuana.  

Many gave generous donations in honor of Fr. Gil and the Casa Sisters.  To date, $21,885 has been received from 33 donors.  This month, 58 regular donors contributed $20,451.93 which includes a generous $6,000 from a Family Foundation.  Thank you!  Thank you also for donated items including food, bedding, school supplies, and miscellaneous items.

From children who received school supplies:  “Many thanks for the support that you give us with school supplies, so that school may be of much good for us.  My mother does not have means to buy all that we were asked in school for my brother and me. May God bless you, so you may continue to help more people.”  Angel V.

“Thank you for the help you give us, shoes and backpacks.  This is of great help to be able to move on in school.  May God multiply in giving you double of the help you give us. Many thanks.”  Miriam, 3rd year high school student

“I am grateful for your support. I thank you as on this day thanks to God, we received our school supplies and shoes. I hope you can continue to help us as thanks to this we can continue to study. I am close to finishing secondary school. Thank You!”  

“I wish to express my gratitude to each person that offered support, to them who think not only of those in need, but of what they need. Small details make big changes. My sincere thanks. When I grow to adulthood, I always will remember you and your deeds, that this may serve me to share what I may be able to obtain. Thank you.”  Abigail

Warm Clothing, Food, Multi-Vitamins Especially Needed Now

Warm sweaters, jackets, socks, blankets, and — MOST IMPORTANTLY — FOOD and MULTI-VITAMINS are especially needed.  As nights get colder, the warmth the food provides becomes critical for those in poor health.

Donations may be left at 6432 Cardeno Drive, La Jolla 92037.  Everything is tax-deductible, receipts are available upon request.  We have no overhead (other than minimal PayPal and credit card charges). 

No one who comes to the Casa for assistance is ever turned away.