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Caridad Inc.

Our Mission:
Caridad strives to

humanize the homeless

by telling their stories and showing

that not everyone one on the streets

is lazy, drunk, or on drugs.

Caridad also assists homeless

rehabilitation centers by donating

socks and underwear to them.

Caridad, simply meaning "charity" in Spanish and Portugese, is born out of a passion by Caridad founder Merideth Densford, to assist homeless rehabilitation organizations by providing them with clothes.

Originally created to collect socks and underwear donations for local homeless charities, Caridad found a niche collecting lost and found items from various local businesses to deliver to local shelters.

Homelessness is problem and it is growing. All faiths and people need to come together to help solve this problem of homelessness.Homeless affects the entire community. The cost ignoring homelessness is far greater than dealing with it proactively.

Caridad partners with local homeless agencies, Police, and experts on homeless issues to educate the public. Caridad challenges you to take action. Today is the day we need you to help us do something to end homelessness.

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Merideth (Densford) Spriggs

Merideth was working at Point Loma Nazarene University when she was asked by a student to help volunteer at the Salvation Army.

Upon going she met a lady who was 3 years older then her, grew up 5 minutes away, went to a rival high school and whose favorite teacher happened to be Merideth痴 favorite coach.

The lady, Iowa, who was pregnant invited Merideth back to her camp with her husband to play cards. From that time on Merideth was introduced to a whole community that lives on the streets of San Diego. They expressed their need for new socks and underwear.

After loosing her job and being homeless for a year she found support from her friends on the streets. A year to the day from loosing her job she got hired on at the San Diego Rescue Mission and created Caridad to collect socks and underwear for the homeless.


San Diego

The Salvation Army

Their motto: When you donate to the Salvation Army, you feed the hungry, Shelter the homeless and help those in need to get back on their feet.

San Diego Rescue Mission

The San Diego Rescue Mission is a non-profit homeless shelter and recovery center serving thousands of homeless, hungry, and poor men, women, and children in San Diego Since 1955.

San Diego Youth Services

Storefront San Diego

Storefront is San Diego痴 only emergency shelter program for homeless, runaway, and 'street' youth. Youth can access the shelter with or without referral and will be assured a safe place to stay and the help of professional and caring staff and volunteers.

San Diego's

Girls Think Tank

Girls Think Tank's mission is to inspire, empower, and organize our community to advance basic human dignity. We view basic dignity as universal human rights, including access to basic needs and the right to be free from violence, exploitation and discrimination.

The Isaiah Project

help the water man

A grass roots effort to raise funds and awareness for the The Isaiah Project, an organization dedicated to helping San Diego's homeless population become independent individuals. Founded by David Ross, who, for over six years, has been handing out bottles of water, one at a time, to the homeless and displaced in Downtown San Diego.

Catholic Charities

Rachel's Women's Center

Rachel痴 Women痴 Center strives to be an exemplary leader in recognizing the intrinsic value of each woman by assisting women with few or no re-sources to achieve an improved quality of life, to become healthy, fulfilled and contributing members of the community. In 2010, 2441 women were assisted at RWC.

Veterans Village

Of San Diego

The only program of its kind in the United States and is nationally recognized as the leader in serving homeless military veterans. Each year VVSD provides services to more than 2,000 military veterans throughout tne County of San Diego.


San Diego

A faith-based organization working to improve the well being and quality of life of San Diego's inner city population by providing care, protection and education to more than three hundred children, senior citizens and homeless ex-offenders.

Los Angeles

Rescue Mission

Serving Los Angeles County, the LA rescue mission strives to help those who have been abused and neglected to find a better life. As well as helping those that have become addicted to understand their addictions, to expect physical healing and to live in ways that are healthy to soul, mind and body.

Mission Church

of the Nazarene

The love of Jesus is at the heart of ministry at Mission Church of the Nazarene. Their vision is to make christlike disciples in the nations. Their purpose is to help people love god pationately and to extend his love to the world.


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Call Us: 1.619.333.0345
4750 Mission Gorge Place
San Diego, CA 92120