Meet Caritas and her 12-year-old daughter

Attack Poverty showed up for Caritas’ family because of our generous donors and partnerships with local organizations

We’ve known Caritas and her family for four years. She’s been involved in our ESL classes and her children have attend our You Can Academy after-school program. We love their family of five.

“they were going to McDonald’s to ask for a few napkins to use as toilet paper.

You can imagine how our hearts broke for her when she called us last week. Both she and her husband’s jobs shut down due to COVID-19. They had no money coming in to support their family. They were running out of food. Every day they were going to the local McDonald’s to ask for a few napkins to use as toilet paper.

“I need help. Can you please find food for my family? And I’d be so happy for just one roll of toilet paper.”

This was Caritas reality, like so many other families in the communities we serve. She felt hopeless.

Thankfully, Attack Poverty showed up for Caritas’ family because of our generous donors and partnerships with local organizations. One of our seven distribution sites provided food and basic essentials for their family the next day.

Caritas cried tears of joy when she received toilet paper (more than one roll!), children’s kit, Houston Food Bank box with food, Supply Bridge Ministries box with toothpaste, shampoo, hand soap and more. She even asked us if we could connect her with a local church. Her hope was restored!

This is why every donation counts.

But there are still people we turn away at our distribution centers because we’ve run out of supplies. Families like Caritas with a household income of zero right now because they’ve lost their jobs. We want to be there for them too. Attack Poverty is committed to serving all our under-resourced communities.

To join us and care for our communities together, click here to learn about our distribution centers and donation needs. We are better together!


This update is part of our ongoing COVID-19 Response. We are so grateful for your generous support and commitment to helping us break the cycle of generational poverty.