Saint Charles Caritas

Saint Charles Caritas, founded in March 2001 at Saint Charles Catholic Church in Imperial Beach, is run by volunteers committed to help charities who are basically poor located in Tijuana and Chula Vista by providing basic foods, cleaning products and basic necessities monthly.

The word Caritas is a Latin word meaning love, mercy, and charity.

100% of the money donated is used to buy these 3 categories mentioned above. We are all volunteers, and we have ZERO overhead costs, and there is NO administrative layer.

Our goal is to distribute $500 worth of food per month for each charity. All the representatives of these charities come up every 4th Saturday of the month to Costco, Chula Vista, and we purchase the necessary basic foods and some cleaning products.

The charities in Tijuana are run by nuns, and the one in Chula Vista is run by volunteers. The sisters In Tijuana can stretch the food we donate for 22 days out of the month. From time to time we visit them and check their needs, play with the children, and talk with the elderly. There are more than 400 people being cared for by these charities.


Every 3rd Sunday of the Month (**POSTPONED DUE TO COVID**)

Saint Charles Caritas is dedicated to assisting those in need and are still collecting donations. We are currently helping the Nuns who can cross the US/Mexico Border by purchasing food stores at Costco. In addition, we are feeding 450 children in 4 different squatter areas during the weekend.

If interested in helping, please contact Merlyn Baker.

 (619)428-0199 or via email at

Photos from the Latest Project

The Latest Project: Feed the Children #6 at Samada South East Phase #5 Paliparan Cavite Philippines

Thank you Lord Jesus Christ for taking care of us!

Feed the Children #6, August 1, Saturday was in another squatter area in Samada South East, Paliparan. 110 plus children were served elbow macaroni soup and 87 children received the slippers from this area. We thanked teacher Norllina Gane for her leadership and volunteers. The volunteers had to carry everything going to the area where supposed to be easier to give the food and slippers. Mrs. Gane had to select a place where the volunteers can settled in the pot of food and slippers in front of someone's house. Thank you to anonymous donor who sponsored Feed the Children t-shirts so that the volunteers can have uniforms. The volunteers also live in the same area as the children. Before and after the giving of food Mrs. Gane cooked for the volunteers breakfast early at 4am to start preparing and cooking the soup and lunch for the volunteers afterwards.

We would like to thank all the donors who earmarked their donations for this cause. This charity is striving because of you. I thanked God for you. I would like also to thank the Franciscan Sisters of the Atonement through Sister Babylyn, with her helped, Saint Charles Caritas abled to reach the Phase 5 squatter area to Feed the Children. There are many, many more children who lives in Paliparan squatter areas from Phase 1 to 5. Saint Charles Caritas will concentrate in Phase 5.

We are helping the following organizations:

In Mexico:

  • La Casa de Cuna in Tijuana: shelters about 70 babies and children up to 6 years old

  • Beato Juan Pablo II in Tijuana: shelters about 20 seniors age 80 and older

  • Santa Brigida Convent in Tijuana: home to about 30 contemplative nuns

  • Centro de Salud Esperanza in Tijuana: religious sisters serve as nurses for elderly hospital patients

  • Casa Hogar Santa Teresita in Ensenada: shelters about 60 girls ages 6 to 12

In U.S.

  • Jim's Project Homeless Help: Bags of food and toiletries are distributed to the homeless in the South Bay

  • Pastoral Charity Fund of St. Charles Church: providing financial assistance to the poor people in critical needs around the church community.

In Philippines:

  • Franciscan Sister of the Atonement, project " Feed the Children" bathing/clothing/feeding the street children

  • Hospitaller Sisters of the Scared Heart of Jesus  project "Rosary Evangelization" the sisters will go to hospitals, poor parishes, islands to distribute the set of Rosaries and Guide of How to Pray the Rosary.

Announcements and Updates


For more information please contact:

Merlyn Baker

Tel: 619-428-0199