In January 2014, Outreach for Nazareth Orphanage (OFNO) was officially recognized as a 501(c)(3). All the financing and legal requirements to establish OFNO as a nonprofit, both at the federal and state levels, was accomplished through the generous donation of a benefactor.
Father Kelly, OFNO’s President/Spiritual Moderator, has been taking volunteers to the orphanage since September, 1996. Since the establishment of the nonprofit, Father Kelly and many other donors and volunteers have continued to support the orphanage much more effectively.
OFNO is headquartered at:
6797 Encelia Place
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Yes, currently there are five members who voluntarily serve on the Board. Their personal
biographies and areas of responsibility can be found on the OFNO website.
You can make a donation by credit card on our website, or mail a check to the following address:
Outreach For Nazareth Orphanage
6797 Encelia Place
Carlsbad, CA 92011
The short answer is “no” because the volunteers go to the orphanage four times a year and bring their own supplies to support each trip. OFNO has no place to store donations prior to a trip nor can it guarantee it will have space available to take your donations.
Absolutely. Go to OFNO’s website and sign up for the next trip, and bring your donations along. Be forewarned that you may be stopped at the border by Mexican custom officials to pay a tariff on your gifts.
Nazareth Orphanage is located in Tecate, Mexico approximately 6.2 miles from the U.S. border.
Nazareth Orphanage is 7 hectares complete with a security wall and one entrance gate. Each hectare has 10,000 square meters. There are 4,000 square meters to an acre.
The Sisters have seven orphanages throughout Mexico and one in Peru. Four currently house both boys and girls. There are two orphanages which have approximately one hundred boys and girls; they are located in Morelia and Uruapan, Mexico. Nazareth Orphanage hopes to become the third orphanage with one hundred boys and girls.
Currently, the number of children at Nazareth Orphanage fluctuates but, on average, the orphanage houses 50 young boys between the ages of 4 and 12 years old and a limited number of girls in temporary housing. There are eight Sisters from the order of the Sacred Heart and of the Poor who live onsite, tending to the children. With the help of the current fundraising campaign, Girls Everywhere Matter, Nazareth Orphanage will be able to welcome up to 50 young girls, too.
During the school year, OFNO organizes four Saturday volunteer trips to Nazareth Orphanage in Tecate, Mexico. Volunteers leave San Diego in the early morning, caravan 6 miles across the U.S.-Mexico border, and return home in the early evening. Trips typically take place in the months of September, November, January, and March. Register now to volunteer for our next trip!
January’s Saturday volunteer trip coincides with OFNO’s annual Angel Project, which celebrates the Epiphany with the children and Sisters at Nazareth Orphanage. This is a Christmas celebration, where volunteers can sponsor a child and/or travel with OFNO to Nazareth Orphanage to deliver Christmas gifts. To sponsor the Angel Project or to learn more contact us.
Nazareth Orphanage is located in Tecate, Mexico, just about 6.2 miles across the border. For important trip information and driving directions please download: + VOLUNTEER INFORMATION
For St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church Volunteers:
Volunteers meet at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church, 11451 Blue Cypress Drive, San Diego, in the parking lot near the covered area (solar panels) at 7:30 AM where we arrange carpools and caravan to the orphanage. We depart by no later than 7:45 AM. Driving directions from St. Gregory to the orphanage are included under Important Tecate Trip Information on this Website.
For St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church Volunteers:
Volunteers meet at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church, 6628 Santa Isabel Street, Carlsbad, in the lower parking lot at 7:15 AM where we arrange carpools and caravan to the orphanage together. We depart by no later than 7:30 AM. Driving directions from St. Elizabeth Seton to the orphanage are included under Important Tecate Trip Information on this Website.
View all current volunteer opportunities.
Your financial support is always appreciated. Donating to OFNO is easy. Donations can be made online in our secure portal. Donors can even setup re-occurring automatic donations (i.e. monthly donations). If you’d prefer, donations by check should be made out to ‘Outreach for Nazareth Orphanage’ and mailed to OFNO, Father Brian Kelly, 6797 Encelia Place, Carlsbad, CA 92011.
Yes, donations are tax deductible. OFNO is a certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. After you donate through the secure online portal, a receipt is automatically generated for your tax
reporting purposes. Check donations will be acknowledged through a written letter sent via US Postal Service.
FED ID#: 32-0431991
Donations made to OFNO can help in one of two ways:
1) Provide funding for necessary facilities (i.e., fully-equipped laundry room), and the upkeep/maintenance of the orphanage. See our Website for ways you can sponsor repair projects during our trips.
2) Contributing to our capital campaign, "Girls Everywhere Matter", to welcome young, at-risk girls to Nazareth Orphanage. Our goal is to raise $750,000 to build the first phase which consists of a dormitory and kitchen/dining room facilities for 50 girls to protect them from human trafficking.
Other phases of construction will include:
Phase 2: Chapel to accommodate 150 people for prayer and worship
Phase 3: Community center that can provide classroom space and an indoor play area
Yes, it takes many generous hands and wallets to keep this orphanage operating. OFNO can help facilitate a special group’s vision on how they can contribute to the mission of the orphanage. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to explore how you can help.