If you or your group are bringing donations to us, we recommend that you spread the items out over a number of vehicles so that customs agents don’t mistake you for an import/export business.
We are often offered used clothes and gently used clothing is always appreciated but given the choice between clothes and supplies, we choose supplies. Also, used clothing in large quantities is not legal to cross into Mexico. Small amount (a bag or two) would be fine but if you bring more than that you risk having it taken away at the border
If bringing items across the border makes you nervous, please know we respect specified financial donations (diapers, food needs, etc.).
Also, please know that Costco, Walmart, or HomeDepot gift cards are greatly appreciated. If you’re not coming down and still want to help, checks or gift cards can be mailed to: P.O. Box 783, Yorba Linda, CA 92885.
Sponsor a dorm
For Phase 2, we have plans to build 7 comfortable dorm homes in 3 two story buildings and 1 one story. Each will have a bedroom for a dorm parent couple, large dorm room for 10 children, plus a living room and small kitchen area. These smaller homes will help create an atmosphere which is more like a family than an institution. Would you, your church, or business like to sponsor a dorm? Contact us for more information.
Donate a vehicle
We need vans, trucks or cars to get our kids to school, doctor appointments, church and youth group, church events, and to pick up groceries, etc. Since we will not sell the vehicle and are a registered 501c3 non-profit, you can take its full value as a tax deduction. It doesn’t even need to pass smog! Contact us and we will help work out all the details.