PayPal Gift Matching

Thank you donors, and Thank You PayPal! We know you have many ways to give at the end of the year, and we hope that you can consider supporting our programs and it just got easier with a match!

PayPal announced that until the end of the year (2017) they will be matching gifts by 1% and waving all fees through their GivingFund page. That means La Casa saves the typical fee that we pay to process credit cards, and get a little extra! So if you are considering an end of the year gift you can give HERE.

You do have to create a PayPal account to do this, if you don’t want to do that, you can give the traditional way on the link on the right side of our page or under the Support La Casa link. Gracias!


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Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our LadyOn this 12th of December, La Casa de Amistad joins the Mexican and Latino community in commemorating the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Our Lady of Guadalupe is not only the most important symbol in Mexican religiosity and faith but has also transformed into an icon of Mexican culture, its people and their struggles. There is a Mexican saying that goes, “Not all Mexicans might be Catholic, but all Mexicans are Guadalupanos.” Our Lady of Guadalupe is an integral part of the Mexican mindset and identity, which can be seen in its religious expression, art, music, dance, and every aspect of Mexican culture. She is the emblem of hope for immigrants, the oppressed, and the marginalized. La Casa de Amistad invites you this day to learn more about Our Lady of Guadalupe and our local Mexican community and culture, especially during these difficult times of division and hatred. We encourage you to attend one of the local celebrations and learn more about this wonderful tradition.

St. Adalbert Parish will hold their celebration today starting at 5:30PM with a rosary, dances and a serenade followed by a mass at 7PM.

Our Lady of Hungary will also hold their celebration at 6:00PM.


Virgen de Guadalupe, St. Adalbert’s Parish, South Bend, IN
Photo: Jacob Titus

El 12 de diciembre, La Casa de Amistad se une con comunidad mexicana y latina para conmemorar la fiesta de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe. Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe no solo es el símbolo más importante de la religiosidad y fe mexicana, sino que también se ha transformado en un icono de la cultura mexicana, su gente y su lucha. Hay un dicho mexicano que dice: “No todos los mexicanos son católicos, pero todos los mexicanos son Guadalupanos”. Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe es una parte integral de la mentalidad e identidad mexicanas, que se puede ver en su expresión religiosa, arte, música , baile y todos los aspectos de la cultura mexicana. Ella es el emblema de la esperanza para los inmigrantes, los oprimidos y los marginados. La Casa de Amistad le invita a aprender más sobre la importancia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe y nuestra comunidad y cultura local mexicana, especialmente durante estos tiempos difíciles de división y odio. Lo invitamos a asistir a una de las celebraciones locales y aprender más acerca de esta maravillosa tradición.

La Parroquia San Adalberto tendrá su celebración hoy a partir de las 5:30 p.m. empezando con un rosario, Matlachines y las mañanitas, seguida de una misa a las 7 p.m.

Nuestra Señora de Hungría también tendrá su celebración a las 6:00 p.m.

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Giving Tuesday – Support Immigrant Families

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We have had a lot of requests for ideas on how you can help. So we are posting our #GivingTuesday post early. On Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 the country will celebrate another #GivingTuesday. Giving Tuesday is a national day of … Continue reading

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DACA Update: Conozca Sus Derechos – Know Your Rights

DACA ending FACTS SheetReposting this from earlier in the year with additional resources:

Es importante que nuestra comunidad esta informada sobre sus derechos y responsabilidades. Les pedimos que lea, revise y comparta este importante documento, el cual incluye información sobre sus derechos del Centro Nacional de Justicia para Inmigrantes. Si tiene preguntas favor de llámarnos a La Casa de Amistad al (574) 233-2120. Estamos aquí para apoyarlo con información vital, recursos, y asistencia legal de inmigración, y ser uno de los muchos en nuestra comunidad con los brazos abiertos de bienvenida para todos en nuestra comunidad.
PDF: Sus Derechos
PDF: DACA Informacion
PDF: Conozca Sus Derechos (CLINIC)

It is important for our community to be informed of your rights and responsibilities. We are asking people to read, review, and share this important document, with information about your rights, from the National Immigrant Justice Center. If you have questions please give us a call here at La Casa de Amistad at 574.233.2120. We are here to help with vital information, resources, and immigration legal assistance, and to be among the many in our community with welcoming arms for everyone in our community.
DACA ForumPDF: Your Rights
PDF: DACA Ending
PDF: Know-Your-Rights (CLINIC)
PDF: Guardianships in Indiana Handout

We also have the video of the NIJC Presentation you can watch here:

If you have questions please call La Casa at 574.233.2120

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