Providing affordable, accessible, and meaningful cross
cultural mission opportunities since 1989
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This year we are continuing the Gift Catalog where you can purchase gifts in honor of loved ones that benefit those in need in Mexico. To see the catalog, simply click on the link above.
ScheduleDonation Schedule
The following schedule highlights our donation focus through the coming months.

September 2014
Medical supplies and clothing.

For more details on specific items needed, please click on the date.
LocationsDonation Locations
To find locations for donating items to CUPS for distribution to our friends in Mexico, click here

Please call the location contact to confirm your delivery.
EventsUpcoming Events

Fall 2014

Medical Supplies Collection


October 11, 2014

Board Meeting


As in previous years, CUPS seeks your help as families face the coming, cold winter months with donations of blankets and winter wear like sweatshirts.  It seems hard to think of families suffering the cold in their humble homes with no heat and inadequate construction as we still face the summer heat of over 100 degrees in our area of mission service - Valle Hermoso, Rio Bravo and Matamoros. The young and the elderly are particularly vulnerable to the cold weather of winter.



Residents from the fishing community of Mano de Leon

with their new blankets and health supplies


Pickup dates for donated winter items will be in October and November when Louise travels to meetings in San Antonio and Houston. Please call Louise at 956-605-8159 or email her at cups7456@cupsmission.org to schedule a pickup date or contact your closest donation location for other arrangements.


YearAnother Year in School  

School in Mexico began on August 18.  Many CUPS' friends sent and continue to send supplies to support families with children in school.  CUPS is so grateful to all the donors who made this this yearly effort possible. We only wish you too could see the happy faces of the children not to mention hear the words of appreciation from parents and teachers.  Children work at part time jobs, like washing windows of cars or pickup trucks or sacking groceries to earn money for schooling, promising their parents that they will continue their studies.  Many parents use pawn shops to raise money for the educational cost for their children

Children at the Los Pinos kindergarten in Valle Hermoso


Service25 Years of Service


CUPS began our mission work in Mexico 25 years ago.  Our appreciation goes out to the many people that have made this journey of faith and service possible, and to those who wrote offering congratulations for our mission work in June 2014. The first CUPS' project built a home for a family in the small rural community of Villa Cardenas in March of 2000 and our most recent activity was to travel to two rural communities to distribute school supplies to 167 children. 


  Los Pinos kindergarten children give thanks for their morning meal

of tacos with egg and bean remembering those who are hungry 


We ask all to continue to pray for our Mexican neighbors and for the mission work carried out by CUPS in Mexico.


TripsMission Trips in 2015

Bring your faith and love to South Texas communities in June of 2015. CUPS will be working with ARISE and Rio Grande Valley PET during this time and invites mission teams to come down and spend special time with these organizations and the border communities. Four days mission trips will allow mission team members to work with RGV PET making carts for those who cannot walk and working at two different colonia sites around McAllen, Texas with 2-hour morning and afternoon vacation bible school sessions. Mission teams can stay at a local motel with reasonable rates and a swimming pool or at a local church, using the church kitchen to prepare meals. Ages from middle school to adults with maximum of ten participants each day working at RGV PET and fifteen at the VBS sites. Cost: $4200. For more information and to make your reservation by November 1, 2014, call Louise at 956-605-8159 or email her at cups7456@cupsmission.org.


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100 E. Hackberry #144; McAllen, Texas 78501
(956) 686-7456; cups7456@cupsmission.org