Discover Baja is pleased to have partnered with Corazón de Vida, a U.S.-based 501c3 nonprofit organization providing life-changing support for orphaned and abandoned children in Baja, Mexico by funding local orphanages, providing quality of life improvement services and investing in the children’s future by funding higher education.
How You Can Help
Item Drop Off
The following everyday supplies are requested and can be brought into the Discover Baja offices in San Diego (3264 Governor Dr):
-Large Trash Bags
-Diapers (size 4, 5, 6 only)
-Pine Sol Type Cleaners
-Large restaurant size cans of tuna, turkey, chicken, beef, tomatoes, apple sauce, fruit cocktail
-Costco or Smart & Final gift cards
Two of the orphanages (Door of Faith & Casa Hogar Sion) recently received a total of 15 babies under two years old, therefore they are requesting the following items:
-Soy powdered milk
-Regular powdered milk,
-Gerber’s baby food in jars
-Diapers size 4,5,6,
Amazon Wish Lists:
To make donations easy, Corazón de Vida has also put together the following Amazon Wish Lists. Items purchased through the links below will be sent directly to Corazón de Vida.
SPONSOR A STUDENT: EDUCATION DONATIONS
Education plays a vital role in breaking the vicious cycle of poverty from perpetuating child abandonment. Many students still need education sponsors for this school year in order to ensure tuition, transportation, uniforms, shoes, and other school needs for PE and school projects. Tuition is $80 to $130 per month for students. University students need a range of $100 to $350 per month for their studies, but any amount will help towards their education.
Donations can be made via the Education 2016 Campaign Page.
About Corazón de Vida
The issue of child abuse, neglect and abandonment is a world-wide issue. According to the UN over 150 million children are abandoned and living on the streets worldwide. In Northern Baja’s area of Mexico alone, over 6,000 children live on the streets or under dangerous/abusive situations, and thousands more live in extreme poverty. Mexico currently does not have the social programs that we have in the U.S., no foster care programs, no welfare system, so the only way to care and support children in need is through a network of private orphanages, funded entirely through individual and corporate donations.
Corazon de Vida (CDV) is a 20+ year U.S. 501c3 non-profit organization providing life-changing support for orphaned and abandoned children in Baja, Mexico by funding local orphanages, providing quality of life improvement services and investing in the children’s future by funding higher education. Through their life-sustaining program they provide monthly funding for the orphanages under their care. These orphanages give abandoned children security, nutrition, shelter and access to a reliable education. They also fund scholarships for teens aging out of the orphanage system to continue their education. They provide consistent, monthly support to 10+ orphanages, housing over 700 children. Their university program currently has 45+ past orphanage residents in college or technical school, and serving as role models to their younger ‘siblings’.
We are on a mission to break the vicious cycle of poverty from perpetuating child abandonment.
We believe that every child’s life is valued and holds the same potential, excitement and opportunity as any other life. It is up to us to work together to make sure our care transforms into each child’s hope for the future.
For more, please visit: www.corazondevida.org