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 14, 2020, January 9, 2021 (Angel Project) and March 20, 2021. (Note: Trips may be canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Please check our Website often for updated information.)
NOTE: Our trip planned for September 19, 2020 has been reluctantly cancelled. The latest information is that all non-essential travel to Mexico has been restricted by the US Customs and Border Patrol until September 21, 2020 because of the COVID-19 crisis. In general, these restrictions have been renewed every 30 days since March. As a result, we will be unable to travel to the orphanage in September. After the border reopens, the Board will assess the needs of the orphanage and the safety of the volunteers to determine how we will proceed. In the meantime, please keep the November 14, 2020 trip on your calendars. We are hopeful that we will be able to travel safely and freely again soon.