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 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. Father Kelly and some of the board members plan on meeting the new Mother Superior at the orphanage to personally welcome her. She has been informed of our construction plans and is very enthusiastic and supportive. This will be the board’s first look at the orphanage since our last trip over a year ago. We are sure we will come back with many projects for us to work on when it is safe to return.
In the meantime, the travel constraints between the United States and Mexico have been officially extended restricting travel to Mexico for at least another 30 days. As a result of these restrictions and the ongoing pandemic, our trip planned for September 25, 2021, has been reluctantly cancelled for the safety of the children and the volunteers. Our intention is to make four trips to the orphanage within the next twelve months when travel restrictions are lifted, and it is safe to travel. The Board will continue to monitor the situation to determine when we will be able to safely travel. Please pray for us, the sisters, and the children so that we can continue to pursue our mission of providing them with a safe and spiritual home full of the promises of Christ, grounded in the virtues of faith, hope, and love.
*May be subject to change.