“During this Pandemic, I was left a widow because of COVID-19. I have 5 children. For this reason, I started to prepare fruit ice cubes and sell them in the streets. I am asking for the help of an ice box with wheels, so I can haul it and continue to sell. My children need clothing and shoes, and I cannot buy them. We have no electricity, a neighbor let us connect sometimes, but then many times, it is cut off. If you can help me with the icebox, you do not know the great help you will give me, so I can continue to feed my children. Then, I do not have to carry the box myself, which is difficult as I take 3 of the children with me walking and I hold the baby. Please and many thanks. God bless and multiply all the help you give to us.” Marya C. (Does anyone have an ice chest with wheels to donate to this lovely and industrious mother? Update: one was donated.)
What are the critical needs now?
There is a continual need for:
- Non-perishable food
Bags of food from the Bodega are distributed each Thursday.
Thank you for providing food and life-saving help for the poor! The virus situation in Tijuana is a little better. We need extra donations that are much appreciated.
Many men continue to be out of work and come for the first time to ask for food, shoes, socks, underwear, and toiletry items. The Sisters, cooks, and helpers work long hours to feed and care for everyone. Food must still be specially packaged, hand washing facilitated, masks distributed, etc. This is costly. Your generous gifts are acknowledged each day in the outdoor eating area, where hungry men, women, and children thank God for you, the food, and goods that you supply.
Seventy-four families/individuals contributed $18,809.78, includng $2116 from All Hallows Church, for food and operating expenses. $1520 was also contributed for scholarship help during Junel The scholarship program is strong with many talented and competitive young students participating.
Thank you! The people and Sisters are grateful.
More stories from the people of the Casa
“I am 43 years old and a widow for two years. The reason I ask for help is because I lost my job. I have two young daughters. I pay rent, I clean houses, but these days are slow and I do not have enough.” Yolanda M.
“I am 33 years old, single mother with two children. I am a domestic worker for only 2 days a week. I came to the Casa because of great necessity and lack of work. I live in a lent house and need so much the weekly groceries (bodega) as this is a great help, because sometimes I have no money.” Blanca J.
“First of all, I thank God for this new day and thank Casa de los Pobres for all the blessings you give to us. I am 27 years old, my state of origin is Jalisco in Mexico. I have been struggling. I am living in the streets, have no place to stay, neither money to pay for shelter. I ask for help because my mother has been sick, and I cannot send her any support. I am alone, have nobody, no family relatives.” Jario M. (He needs backpack, sleeping quilt, clothing, and tennis shoes).
“I ask for help for food because of Pandemia. I have no work. Because of COVID, I lost my sister, then my father and a brother the same day. And I have been sick. My sons were also sick. One was working in maquiladora, but salary is not enough for us all. Please help me (food). Thank you.” Maria V.
Everything donated is tax-deductible, tax receipts are available upon request. The Casa truck comes to 6432 Cardeno Drive, La Jolla every Tuesday. We have no overhead, just minimal fees from PayPal and credit card donations.
MAY GOD BLESS YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUOUS GENEROSITY