Friends of the Orphanages is a non-profit organization with ID No. 33-0545962. Today, we concentrate our efforts on Orphanage Estado 29 because it has 45 children that call it “Home”. This orphanage is located about 9 miles from Ensenada, Mexico, on Highway 3 to Tecate. “Our kids”, boys and girls, are between 3 and 17 years old.
These children are either orphaned, abandoned, abused by their parents or relatives; or have only one poor parent. The consistency of our friendship, love and care that we bring during our visits, brings stability to their young lives.
We try to meet all their needs in order to build individuals that will have the moral, spiritual, physical and intellectual strength to confront life’s problems when the time for them to leave our protection arrives. The
Mexican government does not provide any kind of assistance to orphanages.
They are able to survive only because of the help they receive from American non-profit organizations, religious institutions or concerned individuals.
Your gifts helped us to monthly provide the following: food and cleaning supplies, medicine and dental/orthodontic care, school supplies, both drinking and general water, weekly cleaning of the septic tanks and garbage removal,
pay tuitions and tutors, give financial help to twelve workers at Estado 29, buy shoes and clothing when needed and pay for maintenance repairs and emergency expenses.
To better serve the orphanages and to have good accountability of the resources received, Friends of the Orphanages receives and administers the majority of the donations sent for Estado 29. We place these resources in those areas clearly specified by the donors.
Further, we do not have anyone in our organization on a payroll: all our work is done by volunteers and thus, all donations are directly connected to the welfare of the children at the orphanage.