“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink…Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.”
Matthew 25: 35, 40
Each year students and parishioners are asked to donate part of their Halloween candy (“Treasure”) which is used for the Christmas distribution at the Casa de los Pobres (House of the Poor) in Tijuana, Mexico. Toothbrushes and toothpaste are also greatly appreciated!
The Sisters of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Queen of Peace coordinate an annual Christmas distribution where 1,500 impoverished families receive a chicken, rice, beans, canned vegetables and fruit, and a bag of candy to make the festivities a little sweeter. Families also receive blankets, jackets, shoes, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and toys for the children. Please leave candy donations in the school or church office for pickup between November 5-16, 2023.
The candy collection is coordinated by Oma Nwaogwugwu, President of the Notre Dame Alumni Club of San Diego, and Caroline Kelner, volunteer board member of the Casa de los Pobres USA.