WHO ARE WE AND WHAT DO WE DO ?
Amigos de Jesus is a 501c3 nonprofit organization offering assistance to Hispanics and others underserved in the Wimberley community. Volunteers and sponsors from several local faith communities coordinate and facilitate this humanitarian program backed by generous community donors, and other contributions. The recipients of its services are good, law-abiding families just attempting to survive.
Amigos volunteers distribute food, toiletries and daily essentials to local families through “The Mercado” food pantry, providing spanish-speaking assistance to those in need. Amigos de Jesus coordinates and participates in many community fundraisers and events such as the Ice Cream Social, Annual Coat Drive, Back to School Fiesta, Camp Good Sam, Thanksgiving Meals, and Pre-K Programs Coordination.
Amigos de Jesus is an ecumenical program that reaches out to the Hispanic community and others in need in Wimberley. Its mission is based upon Matthew 25:40: “Truly I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these, you did it to me.”
Amigos de Jesus’ efforts are focused in the following areas:
-Providing food and daily essentials – we are currently giving out 5 times our normal amount of food
-Helping with emergency medical referrals and providing opportunities for medical screening and care
-Offering free ESL classes
-Providing bikes, fans, and blankets
-Offering educational and enrichment opportunities such as scholarships, field trips, and bi-lingual community plays
-Providing clothing such as winter coats, gloves, hats and more
-Providing backpacks full of school supplies
In general, Amigos de Jesus attempts to improve the quality of life of those we serve. Your donation helps us continue to feed local families and enrich their lives.