About the USA Non-Profit

About Casa De Los Pobres USA

Casa De Los Pobres, U.S.A. is a non-profit corporation formed to support Casa de los Pobres in Tijuana, Mexico.  Hundreds of donors help to keep the Casa’s doors open each month, to feed and help the poorest of the poor in the city’s colonias.

  • The mission of the Casa de los Pobres USA is to support the Casa de los Pobres in Tijuana, Mexico, a non-profit that serves the poor in Tijuana by providing food, clothing, medical care and other needed services.

The Directors of the USA Non-Profit corporation are:

Rev Gil Gentile

Caroline Kelner, President

Rev. Gil Gentile, SJ, Vice President

Steven Shackford, MD, FACS, Treasurer

Renate Pilz, Secretary

Ruth Gomez, Secretary

Jonathan Massie

Rev. Matt Spahr

Deacon Kevin Murray

Sr. Armida Andrade MFP

  • Sister Armida has been serving at the Casa de los Pobres for more than 35 years.

Sr Armida

How You Can Help: 

  1. Monetary Donations are most needed – all of the services provided by the sisters are funded by your generosity.  See the “Donate” tab above.
  2. Donations of good are also most welcome, see below. 

NEW Drop-Off Location for Donations — St. Brigid’s Parish Hall, 4735 Cass Street, San Diego 92109, Monday – Friday 8 am to 4:00 pm

We will gladly accept your donations of:

  • Canned, dried, and boxed food items (unexpired)
  • Beans, rice (in packages of 10 or 20 pounds)
  • Blankets, sleeping bags, tarps
  • Hygienic and cleaning supplies
  • New sheets, new towels
  • New clothes, socks, shoes (sorry, we cannot accept used items)
  • Medicine and vitamins (Tylenol, cough medicine, children’s cold medicine, daily vitamins — unexpired)

Please place your donations in white plastic bags with “CASA” written on them.

Sorry, we cannot accept any used clothing, used shoes, any type of electrical item, and any building materials.

Our email: casadelospobresusa@gmail.com