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We are a not-for-profit charity. All administrative and overhead costs are covered so 100% of all donations are directly used to help individuals in need. Our focus began on the border region of Baja California and has expanded to places of extreme poverty around the world.

Portable Buildings in High Places

“Even in high, precarious places we can still get things accomplished,” stated Sister Tonita triumphantly. Just across the San Diego border, in the outskirts of Tijuana there is a community of 2,000 people in desperate need of a safe shelter in which to gather. Serving Hands International's Portable Building Program was established to meet such a need. Two of Serving Hands 2013 portable buildings were provided to Missionaries of the Divine Mercy on May 13, 2013. These buildings will provide a safe place for the community to meet, learn and encourage hope within the region. The intended purpose of the buildings is to teach seminary courses about prayer, healing, marriage, and family to those seeking to learn. The Sisters will also utilize the buildings for the making of crafts which are sold as trinkets in help support of the goals of Missionaries of the Divine Mercy. Sister Rosie shared, "The impact made in the lives of our community members in such a short time is tremendous. It was worth every second and great effort it took to bring those large buildings to the mountaintop!" Thanks to the generosity of Serving Hands International Donors and A-1 Self Storage the portable buildings provided to this community was made possible. Through such generosity even in the highest places we can get things accomplished and bless others.

Last Resort, Faithful Ministers


It’s a chilly morning, April 2013 and more than 1,000 people wait in line patiently along the wall of the pink cinder-block building owned and operated by Casa de los Pobres (House of the Poor) in Tijuana, Mexico. This is a common site, here in one of the neediest areas of Tijuana. So many people seek this line as their last resort in order to provide for themselves and their families. Each day several hundred poor Tijuana residents come to this church operated center seeking food, clothing, and medical treatment. Casa de los Pobres strives to faithfully meet each individual’s need. Those needs range from unique service such as prayer, counseling or perhaps even a bus ticket so the person in need can return safely home. Serving Hands International has been honored to work with Casa de los Pobres since 1982. Their dedication and effective manner of ministering to those in need is truly remarkable. Through Casa de los Pobres, Serving Hands has been able to provide basic needs, fresh food, clothing, blankets and shoes as well as supplies for school aged children throughout the region. When visiting Casa de los Pobres on April 2, 2013, SHI’s Field Officer was told, “We at Casa de Los Pobres are so very grateful for Serving Hands and the people who so faithfully give.” Alma Ruiz, a volunteer worker at Casa de Los Pobres, stated. “They make our service possible.” Food donations provided to Casa de Los Pobres are made possible by our sponsor A-1 Self Storage. Thanks to A-1 Self Storage and generous donors like you Casa de Los Pobres and the people they serve are being ministered to today.

"52" Buildings

Serving Hands International proudly announces that our Portable Building Program has successfully provided 52 portable buildings and homes to pre-approved recipients in 2012! Forty-eight buildings and homes were re-located in Tijuana, Mexico. Thirty portable buildings and eighteen homes made their way across the border to prepared destination sites and exuberant families or communities. Four portable buildings were placed at locations in the United States, three at Whispering Winds camp and one was donated to St. Gregory the Great Catholic School. The Serving Hands International 2012 portables are being used to meet a variety of needs: educational classroom for kids with special needs, mainstream education, safe and comfortable homes, chapels, an orphanage, a music room, a dormitory for seminarians, and a community center. Overall more than 19,000 people in Tijuana, Mexico and the United States were positively impacted by the portable program in 2012. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, A-1 Self Storage, their customers and you this program has continued to grow and bless so many in need. Thank you!

Whispering Winds Camp

2012 in Review!

Serving Hands International works to aid the poorest people in the world and strives to encourage in them self-sufficiency, dignity and hope by providing educational and vocational opportunities, food, clothing, shelter, medical assistance and spiritual guidance. In 2012, Serving Hands International carried out their mission by partnering with local dynamic nonprofit organizations to positively impact over 200,000 people through its various programs in Mexico, India, Ghana, Tanzania, Peru, Philippines, and South Africa.

Christmas Warmth

Each year during the month of December the sisters at Adoratrices Perpetuas delSantisimo Sacramento in Rosarito, Mexico participate in Serving Hands International’s Christmas Tradition. This Serving Hands International annual program is provided to pre-selected international partners who maximize our support to positively impact the community they serve. The program includes providing basic food items and warm blankets. However December 2012 was an exception. Thanks to a generous SHI donor who has chosen to stay anonymous, 10 large bags of hand knitted afghans were included in the Christmas Tradition. The Adoratrices Sisters were one of the fortunate Serving Hands International Partners who received this extra donation. Upon delivery of the donations, the Sisters immediately knew who in their community would most appreciate the beautiful afghans. Shortly after the distribution we received a letter of thanks with photos of the grateful recipients. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the selflessness of our partners and the support from A-1 Self Storage these individuals experienced a special Christmas!

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