OFNO is successful because of thoughtful people like you who give their time. Travel to Tecate, Mexico, with us or help in-house to ensure the children thrive.
Four Saturdays during the school year, OFNO volunteers travel to Nazareth Orphanage in Tecate, Mexico to participate in a day of work projects alongside the children and Sisters. The daylong trips begin early morning and volunteers return to San Diego that same day. Volunteers help with maintenance and upgrade projects such as painting, repairs, and minor construction on campus.
Our trips for the next school year are scheduled for January 15, 2022 and March 26, 2022. (Note: Trips may be canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Please check our Website often for updated information.)
NOTE: The Outreach For Nazareth Orphanage board met to discuss the current situation at the border and our ability to travel safely. Reluctantly, because of the ongoing pandemic and some other logistical issues, we will be unable to travel to Tecate on November 13, 2021, as planned. This trip has been cancelled.
In the meantime, we received some good news. The hours at the border crossing in Tecate will be extended from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. as of November 7, 2021. We also had the opportunity to travel to the orphanage to discover what repairs and construction are needed. As a result of our visit, we have developed a project list that we will post before we go on our next trip. Please keep checking the Website to sign up for your favorite project.
Our next trip is scheduled for January 15, 2022. It is our annual Epiphany celebration with the children commemorating the presence of Christ and the peaceful giving of gifts by the Magi. Teri Strohm will be our new Angel Project Coordinator. Sometime in December, she will be contacting all of us with information about how to choose a gift for a special child. Please look for further information in the coming months on our Website.
*May be subject to change.