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Your Visit

When can I visit?

Orphanage visits take place on the Saturdays listed below.  We can’t wait for you to visit!  Remember to register in advance.


Remaining dates for 2024 trips are:

May 18

June 8

September 21

October 5

The children love group visits!  If you and a group of friends or colleagues would like to visit on a date other than those listed above, send us a message.  We’ll do our best to accommodate you!

Trip Details

  1. Once you register for a trip, you’ll get an email confirmation. Registration for a trip is required in advance.
  2. The week before the trip, you’ll get another email with details about transportation and a reminder to bring your passport or Global Entry/Sentri crd.
  3. A valid passport or Sentri/Global Entry card is required.
  4. Spanish is NOT required!
  5. The day of your trip, please arrive by 8:30am at St. John’s Episcopal Church parking lot in Chula Vista. We’ll do some introductions and a brief orientation before heading to Mexico. St John’s address: 760 1st Ave, Chula Vista CA 91910
  6. Depending on traffic, we’ll arrive at the orphanage around 10:00am. We’ll depart from the orphanage around 12:30pm.
  7. The border wait time to re-enter the U.S. is always unpredictable. Thanks in advance for your patience and flexibility.
  8. You may bring a lunch or snack to eat. Regarding meats, fruits, and vegetables: bring only what you will eat. We cannot take these items back into the U.S.

If you have any trip-related questions that aren’t answered here, please feel free to contact us!

What happens on an orphanage trip?

On a trip to the orphanage, you’ll get to share your love and attention with some remarkable kids!

Spanish isn’t required. You’ll find that there are plenty of ways to connect with the kids: board games, soccer, puzzles, play-doh, sidewalk chalk, Legos, more. Just be your wonderful self!

You’ll have an opportunity to tour the orphanage during your visit. Comfy beds, homework area, dining room, and more: we want you to see the difference your love can make for these kids!

Depending on traffic going into Mexico, we usually arrive at the orphanage around 10:00am. We leave again around 12:30pm.

Ready to register for a trip? Hope to see you on a trip soon!