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A Multitude of Magi
Hombre Nuevo volunteers gather and distribute tens of thousands of gifts to needy children.

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The Little Jesus Campaign has been bringing gifts to little children since 1993.

Los Angeles, CA. February 16, 2011. Following the example of the Three Magi, over 950 Hombre Nuevo radio listeners and members of the Hombre Nuevo and Guadalupe Radio apostolates traveled south of the border this past January 9 to give out gifts to over 5,000 needy children in 62 of the communities and parishes in Tijuana, Mexicali, Rosarito, Ensenada, and San Quintín.

The Little Jesus Campaign, which began in 1993, has involved thousands of people who have put Jesus’ words “Whatever you do to the least of my brethren, you do to me” (Mt. 25:40) into action. 

The campaign began two months ahead of time with meetings and the organization of toy, clothing, and food drives, as well as volunteers to drive 950 “Magi” from Los Angeles to Mexico to
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Over 18,000 toys were distributed to needy children, along with blankets, toiletries, clothes, and faith brochures.
distribute the gifts.

The campaign’s success is thanks to the generous support of hundreds of radio listeners and the efforts of the volunteers who spent a week separating, organizing, and packing all of the gifts.

The Magi day began with Sunday Mass at 6:00 a.m., celebrated by Fr Mariano de Blas, LC and concelebrated  by Fr Juan Rivas, LC in the Hombre Nuevo facilities in El Monte, CA. The two priests accompanied the caravan of volunteers, who filled over 450 cars. 

In total, the following gifts were collected and distributed:
- 18,662 toys
- 11,300 blankets
- 3,616 toiletries
- 1,356 bags of new clothes
- 1,200 brochures on the faith and the Gospel
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