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ScheduleDonation Schedule
The following schedule highlights our donation focus through the coming months.

Summer 2015
For more details on specific items needed, please click on the link above.
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November 7, 2015

Board Meeting

RecognizeNew Classroom for Kindergarten


In April of 2014, the beloved CUPS Board Chairman, John Moore, went to be with the Lord. At that time, many of you contributed to a memorial fund in his honor. We are excited to report that the new classroom for the kindergarten in Colonia Moctezuma, Valle Hermoso, built with this fund is now in use. Just as the last wall was painted, the students moved into their new classroom in early June. CUPS first worked in this colonia in the mid-1990s. We maintain contact with the school on a yearly basis with school supplies and books from CUPS friends as well as quilts for the little ones made by LaGrange volunteers of First Presbyterian Church and First United Methodist Church.


Now the school has a new classroom to replace the old structure that was in such bad condition. John would have been truly pleased to see this project come to fruition. John loved his family, his Lord and his community, a love that extended all the way to Mexico.  Books that he and his wife Patty sent to CUPS for distribution, for example, have already found a place in this kindergarten. 

Completed kindergarten classroom in Colonia Moctezuma

Valle Hermoso city social services also provided support for the project - the floor - as did a nearby country school who donated a black board, actually green (!) for the school. Community members took on the job of painting the building. 


Louise has been invited to be the madrina or sponsor for the 20 students who will graduate in mid-July from the five kindergarten schools all associated with the city sponsored CAIC (Centro de Atencion Integral Comunitario) program. There are three urban schools and two rural one.  All are part of the CUPS school support program. 


SuppliesHealth and School Supplies Needed

Hope Presbyterian Church (Austin) held a spring 2015 campaign for health equipment and supplies that are so badly needed in Mexico. They also asked and received donations from the Lions Thrift Shop, Elgin, and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores in Taylor and Austin.  Rudy Munguia and Rick Covington then traveled to McAllen and offloaded a pickup load of health equipment.


CUPS works with rural health centers in the Valle Hermoso and Matamoros area, with the Valle Hermoso city social services department, organizations such as the Rio Bravo La Sautena Lions Club and various churches throughout the area. These friends widen the area of service to help those with health equipment and supply needs.   In rural communities, women serve as promotoras de salud (health promoters).  They are vital to health care efforts as they live in their community and know those with chronic health problems.
Sandoval lady receives much needed walker

Health and school supplies are always needed but especially at this time of year. Specific needs can be found by clicking on the Donation Schedule. CUPS supporters provided these much needed supplies this spring.

  • Three rural schools were enriched by computers, benefiting over 60 students.
  • March was Special Education month. It was celebrated by schools in Valle Hermoso with lively dances by the students and recognition of the support given to these schools, including that of CUPS and our volunteers and the donations of CUPS' friends.
  • Donated Bibles in Spanish come 24 to the box. In the rural community of La Zacatecana, 22 were given away as ladies of the community also found clothing for their families from over 7 large bags. What was a "loaf and fishes story" is how a young mother with twins came late and still found much appreciated clothing for her girls and received one of the last Bibles.
  • Forty teachers benefited from enrichment materials, thanks to donations CUPS received, and the 5 teachers who came to the CUPS warehouse to select material for delivery to their teacher colleagues.
  • Much good can happen if you "just show up" embraced by His Love.  

As we head into the summer, the following special items are critically needed.

  • Bibles in Spanish.  Santa Biblia.  Nuevo Version Internacional. $5.00 for one; $80 for box of 24.  CUPS has very few left.  We just gave a box of 24 for a church El Tabernacula del Dios Viviente, La Gloria that opened a mission in the nearby rural community of Zaragosa about six months ago.
  • Quad canes (the one with 4 feet which is what they call them in Mexico).  Lots of elderly live in rural communities and with a study cane the possibility of a fall is greatly reduced.  We have two requests for these canes as I write and we always have more.
  • Wheelchairs.  We received two wheelchairs recently. They are already placed.  One went to a lady with a broken hip in the small town of Empalme and the other for a diabetic in the rural community of La Gloria which is near Matamoros. CUPS gets a request at least once a week for a wheelchair.
  • Blunt nose scissors for the children. We are always short of these scissors. Kindergarten teachers get a special packet with scissors for their kids, if we have any. We would like to have each primary school packet have scissors and you can help make this happen.

If you can help with any of these special needs, please let us know by clicking here to find the appropriate contact.


Your continued support through donations is so appreciated.
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