The people would like to let you know how much this helps means to them. Julieta A. writes . . . “I am very grateful for the great help you have given to me. I live with my son who has autism. Despite this, he tries to help me in ways he can such as watching a small place rented for parking a car. Before, my brother was watching for us and gave us some money for food, but unfortunately for our family, COVID took him away from us as he was a doctor. By a friend, I was able to learn about this place Casa de Los Pobres, and so to have some food, something I am so grateful for. I suffer high blood pressure, and it is difficult for me to get a job, but I try as I can. I felt lost as my son and me sometimes we did not have any food some days. We need to pay rent, we have been without electricity for months. It is so hard, I was disoriented, how to keep going, but you have given me hope. I feel blessed for all.”
Christmas Candy and Dental Supply Collection
Caroline Kelner coordinates the local Diocesan Halloween candy and dental supply collection to be distributed at Casa de los Pobres at Christmas. Candy can be dropped off at Catholic church offices or at her house (5545 Coral Reef Avenue, La Jolla 92037) November 1 through November 19. The Halloween candy sorting and bagging “Party” will be at Caroline’s house on Sunday, November 20, 10am – 6pm. Donations of zip-top freezer quart-size bags will be greatly appreciated, as well as dental supplies for the children!
Special Needs for November
The Casa is in special need of:
- Hygiene articles: hand soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes
- Coffee, canned milk, tomato sauce, canned corn, canned beans, canned tuna, and spam
- Towels for kitchen use, Ajax powder
- Tarps: 8’x10′ and 10’x10′ are best (larger tarps crush the cardboard shacks they protect)
Any donation may be dropped off at 6432 Cardeno Drive, La Jolla 92037 (or shipped to this address).
No one who comes to the Casa is ever turned away, due to your generosity
Thank you to all of the donors who contributed to the support of the poor of Tijuana during the past month, through donations for food and basic necessities, as well as school supplies and scholarships. We are grateful to all of the new donors, and those who have organized fund drives through their parishes and social media.
Special thanks to the parishioners of Blessed Sacrament Parish for their wonderful monthly food drives for the Casa de los Pobres!
In addition to a hunger for food, many also hunger with spiritual needs and longings. Through their loving commitment, the Sisters satisfy these needs as part of their God-centered ministry.
Many serious budding scholars have been assisted by the Casa, and several of the scholarship students are on their way to serving their communities as nurses, secretaries, and public servants. Your generous donations are helping in so many varied and unexpected ways.
Everything is tax-deductible; receipts are available upon request. We have NO overhead. Virtually 100% of your donations go directly to the Sisters in Tijuana for the poor, minus minimal fees from Paypal and credit card donations.
WE PRAY THAT GOD MAY BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU IN HIS CARE