. . . and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.

Jeanie Ashley Bates Greenough


November 29, 2014


 `a few of us are endeavoring to raise a fund to buy the poor some meat and drink and means of warmth. We choose this time, because it is a time, of all others, when Want is keenly felt, and Abundance rejoices. (A Christmas Carol).


This Charles Dickens story always strikes a chord as I walk though the colonias. Oscar, of course, was my first 'Tiny Tim', but there have been so many others. " If these shadows remain unaltered by the Future, the child will die.'  (A Christmas Carol).


Here we change the  future! Children receive treatment for cancer, children receive life changing medical help that would not otherwise be available. This is the real Spirit of Christmas!


HPD Sergeant Bob Decker (retired) founder of Paper Houses Across the Border.

November5, 2014


The people do everything possible to help themselves. Sometimes all that they lack is the bus ticket to take their child to the cancer hospitals in Monterrey. Many cannot return home from work until 6 pm and their kindergarten children are left alone at home after school. We buy the bus tickets. We help fund an after school program. These are the people remaining in Mexico. They respect our borders and are trying hard to better the lives of their children.


I invest part of my pension in these people, but primarily I am the go-between. Your support is what makes our miracles happen. We have no paid employees and your money is spent to help the people in real need.  I can do very little without your support. These people are the rejected and are often the  hated. They are the least of these . .

October 7, 2014


An unconscious baby suffering from severe head injuries was abandoned at the public hospital. The mother and father were later arrested and no other relatives can be found. Acuna hospitals lack the medical equipment to determine if this little angel is brain dead or to diagnose the extent of the injuries.


Paper Houses is arranging for the infant to be transported to another city where the needed medical equipment is available.(click)

The city of Acuna hosted its own Mini-Olympics for People with Special Needs. Even the blind participated in a track race. (click)

Paper Houses Across the Border

MSC 980

P. O. Box 2954

San Antonio, Texas 78299-2954

Paper Houses Across the Border

Cell: 210-232-3897

Email paperhouses@sbcglobal.net