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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.

A New Frontier

Serving Hands International is pleased to announce its partnership with Sister Ana Rodriguez of the Missionaries of the Blessed Sacrament in a new region of the world! Sister Ana was sent to Intramuros Manila, Philippines during the advent season by her Mother Superior. Her previous post, an outlying community of Tijuana, Mexico was a successful venture to provide a community with a place of refuge, support, spiritual guidance and education. Sister Ana’s resilience was blessed and the ministry thrived under her care for more than 10 years.

Sister Ana lives out Serving Hands International mission “To aid the poorest people in the world and strive to restore in them self-sufficiency, dignity and hope by providing food, clothing, shelter, medical assistance, educational opportunities and spiritual guidance.” By providing support of her efforts, Serving Hands is given the opportunity to impact the people of Manila, Philippines.

On Thursday, March 22, 2012 Serving Hands International awarded Sister Ana with support to begin lifesaving interventions in the destitute villages of Intramuros Manila, Philippines. As time progresses Serving Hands International looks forward to sharing with our readers our latest frontier.

Looking at the World Differently

Carita de Dios, a Center for children with special needs, received its first Serving Hands International portable building on February 1, 2012. Director Adalid Murgia Ortiz shared her passion for children with special needs with Serving Hands International’s Field Officer, Joaquin Hernandez. As a parent of a special needs child, she became painfully aware of the lack of help in her community for kids and families with special needs. In 2002 she began volunteering and working with other children with disabilities. After 5 years she was convinced this demographic was underserved in Tijuana. She was certain that the gift of her son, Genero had provided her the experience and skills to serve the special needs children in her community. Adalid founded Carita de Dios, A.C. in 2007 as a first step in reaching the special needs community. To date she and her staff serve over 50 children with disabilities that range from mild to severe. Carita de Dios offers day programs that are educational and theraputic in naturefor children with special needs. They also offer educational courses for family members who wish to know more. "My son and these children," said Adalid, "have made me look at the world in a different way!" As of March 12, 2012 Carita de Dios has recieved 4 Serving Hands International portable buildings.

Carita de Dios inspired by Genero

Two Willing Hands

A local San Diegan, Sue of La Mesa California works hard each year creating beautiful and warm afghans for women in need in Tijuana. She has trusted Serving Hands International for years to safely deliver her gifts into the hands of those with the most need. This winter season she has continued the ritual and donated 50 afghans. Sue’s most recent delivery is in the hands of appreciative recipients in Tijuana as of February 24, 2012. Thank you, Sue for having two willing hands to serve others with.Grateful recipients of Sue's Afgahns

A Cozy Home

Without adequate housing during the annual winter weather, people succumb to sickness. Often these homes are inhabited by single mothers or elderly who have neither the means nor ability to fix their leaky roofs. In order to meet this need, Serving Hands International partners with pre-approved organizations throughout the various communities of Tijuana to distribute tarps and roofing supplies to those who are in greatest need. During the 2011 rainy season, Serving Hands International’s Emergency Shelter Program served more than 29,000 people in the poorest communities of Tijuana, Mexico.

Holiday Giving

Advent is an internationally celebrated time of the year and there is no exception here at Serving Hands International. Serving Hands International commemorates this season by orchestrating the largest annual program we call “Christmas Tradition”. In 2011, Serving Hands international was able to partner with 31 pre-approved partners and provide 8,595 blankets, 14,566 bags of food, and 3,228 sweaters to more than 14,000 people in the poorest regions of Tijuana, Mexico.

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