mural of child with walker, hungry child, elderly couple with medical probems, boy receiving chemo and a girl eating a free meal at one of our cafeterias.

Welcome to Paper Houses Across the Border

We help families, schools, shelters and feed thousands of children at school every school-day in the poor colonias in Mexico. We also make life-changing medical care a reality. We are Paper Houses Across the Border, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit charity. We have no paid employees and administrate costs are paid by a few friends. 100% of your donation is used to help those in need.

cerebral palsy child hand with Bob's hand

What We Do

We help the impoverished families of colonias to improve their lives. Our volunteers by . . .

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mission trip delivering food to the hungry

How We Work

We walk the dirt streets and learn directly from families, teachers, and doctors so that we . . .

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poverty - dirt road in the colonias

Where We Work

We work in the colonias of Mexico. Our organization's address is in San Antonio, but . . .

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In the colonias of Mexico, every day, children and forgotten, seniors need food, clothing, shelter and love, and schools need help. It doesn't have to be that way.

Every day children need medical help to treat cancer, severe loss of sight, hearing loss, cancer, Down syndrome, Autism and other medical conditions. It doesn't have to be that way.

Some children are scheduled to have limbs amputated because their parents cannot afford surgery for their child. It doesn't have to be that way.

How do we know? Because we continue to walk the dirt streets and because of our accomplishments!


Estrella was born premature, at 6-months. She Her lungs were not fully developed and she was born blind.
       We met her on March 9, 2017. She entertained us with laughter, singing and this little 5-year old captured our hearts.


Michellle suffers from multiple challenges similar to Down syndrome and Autism. She is one of the many children that receive medical care through Paper Houses.


Child with salad and rice - part of his free meal- at one of our school cafeterias.


Mission trip - paricipant knocking on door of cardboard house.


Nursing Home, Bob, Brenda,Tete and residents.


Collage of GE mission
colage of children