The annual “Epiphany Trip” serves upwards of 200 families. Bread, rice, beans, hams, toiletries, first aid kits, and gifts/toys for children and teenagers are distributed. St. Lucy’s Priory High School, Pomona Catholic High School, Holy Name of Mary, St. Louise, Our Lady of the Assumption, Our Lady of Guadalupe (Chino), Holy Innocents, and St. Dorothy’s parishes and Damien High School’s St. Monica’s Guild offer huge support to the success of this event each year. As the day comes to a close, Mass is celebrated, often in one of the churches that the Damien group built in previous years. Originally, all of the foodstuffs were donated but now it all must be purchased in Mexico. Mexican Customs will not allow these items brought in from the U.S. Most of the recipients usually have one meal per day. Once or twice a month, additional trips south bring clothes for distribution. We help financially as much as possible.
This year we will be getting an early start from our meeting point in Chula Vista before caravaning across the border to the distribution location. All will happen in time for you to get back across the border well before dark. To sign up, or to get any of your questions answered, shoot us a message via our Contacts page - we'd love to hear from you. As always, your financial donations also go a long way to improving the lives of those we serve.