Public, Society Benefit

Paper Houses Across the Border Inc

  • San Antonio, TX
  • http://www.paperhouses.org/

Mission Statement

Assist with medical and educational needs of children. Help the working poor with additional job skills and opportunities and provide food, shelter, clothing and medicine in ways that the people can earn this assistance and maintain their dignity through work. Provide mission experience for Americans to improve their lives.

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Service Areas

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International

Bringing Americans to the colonias of Mexico along the Texas Border. We support shelters, feed thousands of school children, provide medical care otherwise not available to children in the colonias near Acuna, Mexico - minutes from Del Rio, Texas

ruling year

2002

Principal Officer

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Mr. Robert Decker

Keywords

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mission,colonia,colonias, Mexico, border

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EIN

30-0119298

 Number

8113075030

Physical Address

10827 Colt Chase

San Antonio, 78254 2013

Also Known As

Paper Houses

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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2009-Fed over 4,000 school children every day, provided monthly support to 5 shelters, a drug rehabilitation program and provided assistance with medical care to children that suffered from hearing, sight and other physical disabilities and cancer. We also delivered a minimum of 1,000 pounds of food directly to the working poor by visiting them in their homes.  During 2010, we will increase the number of children being helped with significant medical problems and continue to support shelters, the drug treatment center, education, and provide direct help to the working poor of the colonias. Because of the drug violence along the border we will increase our efforts in more border cities.

Programs

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Program 1

We support the Casa Hogar del Nino Shelter for Children (28 children), The Children's Cafeteria (free meals to 2,000 children per school day), Esperanza Shelter for Children (26 children), Santa Rita Shelter for Children and quarterly food distributions to families in need. We assist with medical needs for children, education, and walk door to door to help the people solve problems at the neighborhood level

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Service Areas

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International

Bringing Americans to the colonias of Mexico along the Texas Border. We support shelters, feed thousands of school children, provide medical care otherwise not available to children in the colonias near Acuna, Mexico - minutes from Del Rio, Texas

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Operations

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Paper Houses Across the Border Inc

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Robert Decker

BIO

Paper Houses Founder, Bob Decker, is an award-winning law enforcement officer with 30 years of law enforcement experience. During his career he served as a beat officer, investigator, and supervisor, and instructor at the Houston Police Academy. During his career, he participated in the design, implementation and management of city-wide projects and problem solving programs. He also has 25 years of experience as a volunteer at various youth programs where he organized and conducted retreats, and seminars. In 2001, he accidentally found himself lost in a shanty-town of cardboard shack in a Mexican border-town. Shocked by such poverty within minutes of the U.S. border, he formed a non-profit organization to help the children of the working poor. In 2002, Bob was among the first group of citizens to receive the Bravo Award from the Houston City Council. Bob has organized over 100-mission trips to the colonias and he has been the subject of stories in the Houston Chronicle, Geraldo At Large, Fox News, and People Magazine. In 2002, Bob applied for and received recognition of Paper Houses Across the Border, Inc. as a non-profit that meets the standards of the City of Houston Municipal Campaign which enable employees to contribute through payroll deductions to his organization.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"WE, the board, pay all administrative costs. Nobody in our organization is compensated in any way. Every penny reaches the people in need."

Governance

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