Our Purpose

In 2017, realizing the ever-present danger of human trafficking of at-risk young girls, Outreach for Nazareth Orphanage (OFNO) initiated a fundraising campaign “Girls Everywhere Matter” (GEM) to raise $250,000 for Phase 1 in the development of additional campus facilities beginning with a dormitory and dining facility designed to accommodate up to 50 young orphaned girls for the first time at the Nazareth Orphanage in Tecate, Mexico.  These facilities will provide the girls with the same safety and life-sustaining necessities as the orphaned boys.

Thanks to donors and supporters like you we have successfully raised the money needed to begin construction of our Phase 1 plans and will be announcing soon when we expect to break ground.

ORPHANAGE EXPANSION PROJECT PHASE 2

$100,000 of $250,000 raised

We now are underway with our Phase 2 Girls Everywhere Matter campaign looking to raise the balance of capital needed to complete the updates to the orphanage infrastructure building of a small chapel and breaking ground on a community center where boys and girls can participate in family activities and expanded personal development. Please help us by making a donation today !  

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Nazareth Orphanage in Tecate, Mexico

ORPHANAGE EXPANSION
PROJECT PHASE 2

$100,000 of $250,000 raised
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Our Mission

Outreach For Nazareth Orphanage (OFNO) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that works to support the fundraising and volunteer efforts that benefit all at-risk young boys and girls at the Nazareth Orphanage in Tecate, Mexico. OFNO’s efforts help the Sisters of the Sacred Heart and of the Poor provide a safe home environment as well as other necessities needed to support the children.

Donate 50 Beds for 50 Girls at Nazareth Orphanage.

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Exciting news! The new girls’ dormitory is under construction! This phase of the initiative is well underway! But we still need your help.

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treasures

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Many Hands Make Light Work.
We need your help.

DONATE TO OFNO

Every dollar helps.
Donate to help these children today.

With an emphasis on Family Togetherness, Nazareth Orphanage is striving to reunite children with their siblings when possible.

Your Help Is Needed Urgently

The problem only continues to grow. Here's why we need your help:

Mexico is an origin, transit and destination country for trafficking victims. Investigations have risen by one third in the last few years, but the country is having trouble tackling the problem. All of us can do our part to save one child at time.

1 in 4

Homeless children in Mexico are orphaned

1.5+ Million

Orphan children rely on the goodwill of strangers

9 out of 10

Human trafficking victims are never rescued

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Not All Angels Have Wings

Meet Father Brian F. Kelly, Spiritual Moderator, and the rest of the OFNO family that are helping orphans and families every day.

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GroundBreaking Ceremony at Nazareth Orphanage in Tecate.

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Timeline of Events

9am - Noon:

Arrive at the orphanage, where everyone is setting up tables, chairs, and a beautiful altar where Mass will be held. The kids are getting dressed in their best attire, and completing their morning chores of cleaning, getting ready and making their beds. 

Noon:

The Archbishop of Tijuana arrives, and the kids are ecstatic. They surround him and each one goes up to say hi. Father Kelly arrives in robes, alongside 2 other church leaders. 
We all follow them to the altar and pews, where Catholic Mass begins. It starts off with the kids singing a few songs they’ve been practicing. 
Then the Archbishop starts. He breaks bread, and many members of the audience get up to go accept bread and to bow before the altar. 

Between 1pm - 2pm:

After, the kids grab their parade sticks and we all parade over to the construction site where the dormitory is to be built. Tractors are already plowing the field and clearing the way. The Archbishop stands in front of the architectural plans and plaque marking the area, and begins his prayer, occasionally splashing us around him, the plaques, plans, and the ground with Holy Water to bless it.
The kids sing one more song, then there’s a quick moment where the board members, head Nun, and Father Kelly stand for pictures. 

Between 2pm - 4pm:

Lunch is served by the Knights of Santa Sophia church, a group that regularly travels to the orphanage to feed the kids and volunteers at work. The kids grab their bikes, music plays, and members can be seen dancing with the kids and each other. There are a few photos/a video of this, and one member can be seen dancing with a child of the orphanage, twirling her around.
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COMPASSION IN MOTION

Four Saturdays during the school year, OFNO volunteers travel to Nazareth Orphanage in Tecate, Mexico to participate in a day of volunteering alongside the children and Sisters. The daylong trips begin early in the morning, and volunteers return to San Diego that same day. Volunteers help with maintenance projects such as gardening or painting the facilities. We are so grateful to those that assist, and no experience is necessary. Help us make a difference!

Our trips for this coming school year are scheduled for September 21, 2024 , November 16, 2024 , January 11, 2025 and March 29, 2025. (Note: Trips may be canceled due to continuing pandemic issues. Please check our Website often for updated information.)

Please keep checking the Website to sign up for your favorite project on our next trip.

Join us for our next Trip on September 21, 2024*

(*may be subject to change)

These children come from poverty and loss. This is
the difference you make in their lives.

Thank you for your generous donations to Nazareth Orphanage. Through your donation, we have

accomplished our Phase 1 goal and can continue working towards raising funds for Phase 2. You truly make

a difference for us, and we are extremely grateful!

ORPHANAGE EXPANSION PROJECT PHASE 2

$100,000 of $250,000 raised