Rooted in Family Togetherness, Nazareth Orphanage strives to help children reunite with their families when possible.
Outreach for Nazareth Orphanage (OFNO) is a nonprofit organization that works to support the fundraising and volunteer efforts that benefit Nazareth Orphanage, which provides a safe home environment for at-risk young boys in Tecate, Mexico. For the past 50 years, the orphanage has helped young boys and OFNO volunteers have improved the orphanage facilities; and now with the aid of donors and the expansion of its campus facilities, Nazareth Orphanage can also help young girls.

“The king will answer them: ‘I assure you, as often as you did it for one of my least brothers, you did it for me.”
Matt. 25:40

Appreciation Dinner

Sunday, May 19, 2019 / 5:30pm

Please RSVP by May 10th. Contact Kim Ikehara for more information. Kim will let you know what to bring.


Girls everywhere matter.

Our capital campaign will fund the orphanage expansion initiative that includes providing a safe space for young orphaned girls to call home, and with human trafficking hitting an all-time high-we want to protect as many children as we can.

Please help us give these sweet little girls the love they deserve and the education they need to imagine a future filled with hope.

Let’s keep them safe.

With your help, we can reach our goal to construct needed facilities to provide a safe home, shelter, clothing, education and a bright future for young orphaned and/or at-risk girls and boys.
We’re excited to share a new opportunity empowering all our supporters, friends and the community to become fundraisers for our capital campaign. Join our fundraising efforts in several ways including using your social media accounts or simply your email network to reach out to those you know who might want to help. Individual and team supporters can set their fundraising goals–a little love goes a long way and every bit helps!
140 million children worldwide are orphans.
It’s estimated that 1 in 4 homeless children in Mexico is orphaned. Help provide a home and a sense of family to the orphans of Tecate, Mexico. Your compassion will forever change the lives of these children for generations to come.
Keeping Families Together
A Bright Future Ahead

families reunited
Compassion in Motion

volunteer visits
Giving is Contagious

volunteers per visit

Changing Lives
Hear former resident Joaquin Rocha Mora speak about his experience as a young boy at the orphanage.
+ Hear His Story / Watch the Video

Empowering Children
Meet Sister Enedina Mejia Ferreira, Director of Nazareth Orphanage, and longtime advocate for young boys and girls.
+ Hear Her Mission / Watch the Video

Not All Angels Have Wings
Meet Father Brian F. Kelly, Spiritual Moderator, and learn how your donation will help orphans and families. 
+ Hear His Vision / Watch the Video

Knights of Columbus Council 9332
Awarded first place in the California competition and third place in the International competition for their support of OFNO!
With Your Help We Can Dare to Dream Big
Orphanage Expansion Project
Phase I: Breaking Ground
$446,338 of $750,000 raised
With your help, more orphans—young boys and girls—can benefit from the loving care of Nazareth Orphanage, and more families can be strengthened through our mission of Family Togetherness. To welcome young girls, we need to build facilities to house the incoming orphans. We need your help to make this happen.


Compassion in Motion

Four Saturdays during the school year, OFNO volunteers travel to Nazareth Orphanage in Tecate, Mexico to participate in a day of volunteering alongside the children and Sisters. The daylong trips begin early morning and volunteers return to San Diego that same day. Volunteers help with maintenance projects such as gardening or painting the facilities. Help us make a difference!

Join us for our next trip to Tecate, Mexico in:








A little love goes a long way:

1.5 Million
orphan children in Mexico rely on the goodwill of strangers
1 IN 4
homeless children in Mexico are orphans
Turn Compassion Into Action
50 years of caring, giving and continued hope.

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