On October 4, 2018 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in San Ysidro, California a beautiful Mass was held In Memoriam of Barbara Claire Caster. It was a beautiful…
It is with profound sadness that we share the news of Barbara Caster’s passing on August 20, 2018. Our sadness is for ourselves as we will miss her dearly each…
It’s that time again- back to school. School supplies lists, registration fees, new clothes, shoes and computer equipment, the lists are never ending! As you might know, preparing for the “back-to-school” season is hectic and expensive.
Thankfully, Serving Hands International has once again provided backpacks, shoes and school supplies to 29 Partners in Baja. Over 800 students received support from Serving Hands School Program. In addition to the backpacks and school supplies, Serving Hands received an unexpected in-kind donation of new shoes for children and teens.
Whispering Winds Catholic Camp in Julian, California who runs an annual Family Camp, asks their campers to donate a pair of new shoes for a worthy organization, such as Serving Hands International. Through their generosity, Serving Hands Partners received over 90 pairs of new shoes!
The shoe donations were received just in time for the many students returning to school.
“The shoes were the icing on the cake!” said Claudia Ramos, Program Director for Serving Hands Partner – Friends of the Poor. “The shoe donation especially impacted Juan Garcia, who couldn’t believe the shoes were free – a gift from a stranger in the US.” “Juan couldn’t believe the shoe fit and there was no cost to him, Juan shed alittle tear of joy.” Said Claudia.
It is because of people like you that we are able to continue the support to our Partners and their community.
Whatever journey we walk, it’s always easier with new pair of shoes!
Serving Hands International was able to provide these essentials to over 240,000 people during our 2015 operational year, within the countries of Mexico, India, Ghana, Tanzania, Peru, Philippines, and South Africa.
Thanks in great part to A-1 Self Storage and generous donors like you.
“Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time, and always start with the person nearest to you,” this was Mother’s Teresa’s calling to serve the poor. We rejoice in sharing that joyful mission! Serving Hands International hosted their annual luncheon celebrating 33 years in service on October 1, 2015 in San Ysidro, California. The event featured 170 current Serving Hands partners, ministry leaders and program directors joining in the celebration! Among attendees were 37 sisters, 31 priests and Tijuana’s own Bishop Rafael Romo Munoz. Together with Serving Hands Founders, Board members and staff, we celebrated another great year of Serving Hands International’s commitment to service. The Caster family, Serving Hands International Board, Staff and volunteers want to thank you, Serving Hands International Partners for carrying on the legacy. This is made possible due to the generosity of A-1 Self Storage and its valuable customers. With this support Serving Hands International is able to provide supportive programs within the countries of Mexico, India, Ghana, Tanzania, Peru, Philippines and South Africa to help those communities and their people. We follow Mother Teresa’s lead as we strive to serve the poorest of the poor and positively impact the lives of those both near and far.
Thank you for your support! – SHI
In a rural community in Peru, Missionary of the Cross Sisters have partnered with Serving Hands International to build the first enclosed chapel and community building in their community. With a grant of $23,000 USD and a specific set of goals in place the sisters stewarded well the resources provided. The end result is in Sister Maria Saavedra’s words, “a complete, cozy, beautiful and special place” for the community.
Serving Hands received reports and photos that we gladly share with you, our supporters, so you might rejoice in the good work that has taken place for the people in Lima, Peru! Thanks to the generous donors and A-1 Self Storage, Serving Hands International was able to provide the resources to build the cozy chapel in Lima, Peru.