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 September 25, 2021, November 13, 2021, 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: Father Kelly and the board of Outreach For Nazareth Orphanage (OFNO) have been keeping in close contact with the Sisters of the Sacred Heart and of the Poor who care for the children at the orphanage. As a result of these discussions and the ongoing pandemic, our trip planned for March 20, 2021, has been reluctantly cancelled for the safety of the children and the volunteers. Our understanding is all non-essential travel to Mexico has been restricted by the Centers for Disease Control because of the COVID-19 crisis. Moreover,California has continued to strongly recommend quarantine and other restrictions. When we overcome this difficult time, we are sure we will consider this an opportunity to strengthen our faith. For the safety of the children, Sisters and the volunteers, we will be unable to travel to the orphanage in March. Our next trip will be tentatively scheduled for September 25, 2021. The Board will continue to monitor the situation to determine when we will be able to safely travel.