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Our October 2012 newsletter found on our website at
tells of the many gifts that came from you and went to Mexico and the Valley this year. If you think your items will be of use but need confirmation, please contact us.
EventsUpcoming Events

Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 7, and 8, 2012

   Organize blankets, clothing and toys for winter. Valle Hermoso warehouse


Dec. 10-12, 2012

   Distribute blankets, clothing and toys for winter. Valle Hermoso warehouse


Dec. 18, 2012

   Distribute blankets and other gifts for Las Higuerillas Christmas Fest for Senior Citizens.


Jan. 25-26, 2012

   CUPS Board Meeting in Kingswood, TX.


"You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of God's people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God". 2 Corinthians 9:11-12.


CUPS and its Board of Directors give thanks to our Lord for all the assistance sent our way this year. Without the help of our supporters, we would not be able to have the impact that we do in Mexico and the Valley. 

Faces that give thanks.

Here are some of the ways the families and children in Mexico join to give thanks for the blessings our supporters continued to provide to help our neighbors along the border.

  • Children with limited access to books give thanks for the books provided to enrich their small school libraries.
  • Senior citizens give thanks for a walker or a wheelchair that enables their mobility.
  • Parents who receive a warm coat for their child give thanks to those who remembered cold weather needs.
  • Parents give thanks for warm and beautiful quilts made by hands far from their village homes and delivered especially for their children.
  • Special education students who receive school packets with necessary supplies give thanks to their donors.
  • People with limited mobility give thanks to those who fund, build, and transport each PETthat enables them to be more mobile and economically self-sufficient.
  • Parents who care for a child with significant special education problems give thanks for the diapers and the liquid drinksproviding nutritional supplements for their child.
  • Teachers helping their students begin to learn to read and write give thanks for the reusable white slate boards put in the hands of their young pupils.
  • Parents, teachers, and students give thanks to those who donate computers for use in schools.  Such big smiles on the faces of the students when they talk about their computer class.
  • The gift of a Bible to a poor family struggling to cloth and feed their children results in words of appreciation and I always wish we had more!

Children and their parents, senior citizens and those facing challenges of health and mobility continue to need your support next year.  The CUPS' Thanksgiving is filled with many friends in both countries who join together to make life better for others. This includes the many organizations here in the U.S. and in Mexico who marshal their love for others as our Lord asks of us.


So my Thanksgiving will be filled with appreciation to each of you who continue to support CUPS, answering the often expressed statement from our Mexican friends "No nos olvide" (Do not forget us).  My response is "How can we forget your faith, your determination to care for your family and your community in spite of such limited resources."  My joy for Thanksgiving is the sum of each of you, the many, who do not forget the needs of those we serve. As I began with 2 Corinthians 9:10-11, I return to this scripture: "This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of God's people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God." Thanksgiving is not a single day but lasts each day, every week, and all year or 24/7/365.


You may not receive or read this until after Thanksgiving but that is OK. Thanksgiving is a daily act.  With my appreciation for all the blessings sent.


Louise Flippin, Director

CUPS (Comunidades Unidas Pro Salud)
613 North 8th Street
McAllen, Texas 78501
(956) 686-7456 Telephone