There are several supported causes that we at Las Gaviotas Rentals donate to in Northern Baja. Whether it be through direct financial donations or by allowing free stays at our rentals to those that donate their time and money to worthy causes.
We also donate gently used towels and linens from our homes to homeless shelters.
Please consider helping per the suggestions below.
Clothing and Food Donations
If you bring down clothing and nonperishable food, we will distribute the items to the various orphanages in the area. Please call Mark if you would like more details (+1-619-736-5535).
Rancho De Los Ninos
Camino Olivares S/N, El Porvenir, B.C., Mexico +52 646 155 2166
One of the supported causes we are currently asking for help with is donations to build a new nursery at Ranco De Los Ninos. Here is a link to the GoFund Me site.
Rancho de Los Niños was established in 1968, when Jerry Walkenson, a Christian leader from San Diego, built churches and orphanages in Baja California. From the beginning, the orphanage was staffed by local members of the community.
Through the years, they have benefited from both American and Mexican connections. Their combined efforts have provided amenities such as underground electricity and plumbing, workable farmland, and, of course, facilities for the children. These connections have allowed the orphanage to continue to function and provide happy childhoods for hundreds of children throughout the years.
Today, Rancho de Los Niños is part of a larger orphanage community in Baja California, working together with the National System for Integral Family Development (DIF) to provide safe facilities for children in unsuitable conditions.
Corazon De Vida
Another organization that is dear to our hearts is Corazon De Vida (CorazonDeVida.org). This organization is based in Irvine, California, and coordinates visits to orphanages and the construction of new homes for the needy of Baja. In 1987, while attending California State University of Fullerton, my wife and I, along with several other students from our campus Catholic Club, visited an orphanage in Baja. The trip was organized by Corazon De Vida. We brought truckloads of clothing and food to an orphanage and played with the children for a large part of the day.
Please visit their website and consider donating or attending one of their orphanage visits.