Door of Faith
Door of Faith is located in La Mision, Baja California, Mexico – about an hour south of the US border. For over 50 years DOF has served orphaned children and poorer communicates in the area. Today, with over 100 children, they are one of the largest orphanages in Baja.
Date of delivery of donations to DOF was Friday February 22nd
I have been visiting the Baja region of Mexico for seven years and have been to DOF in the past with another group. For my 33rd birthday I was going to the area for a two day trip and wanted to continue my monthly goal of Giving Back so I contacted DOF to see what they could use. They sent me a list of needs which included : cleaning supplies, office copy paper, diapers, and baby wipes. I posted on my personal Instagram story that I was headed down and had several friends stop by with items on their list or donated cash so I could shop for them. I then reached out to Jimbo’s… Naturally – a local grocery store and asked if they would donate items on the list and they happily did! They provided two large bags with SO many items! Thank you Jimbo’s… Naturally! I had planned to do my shopping for DOF at East Village Grocery Outlet since their prices are SO cheap and when I went inside I asked for the owner and she hooked me up with a $50 gift card for donations. We’ve been in a cold spell this season so as I was loading items into the cart I thought that maybe DOF might be in need of blankets. I called them up and they said Yes, they needed blankets! So that’s what I filled the cart up with at East Village Grocery Outlet. With cash donations, the gift card, and their amazing prices I was able to get a large amount of warm, fuzzy blankets!
Door of Faith is located about an hour south of the US/Mexico border so Friday morning we left downtown San Diego at 11 am and were at DOF by 12:15. Gabe greeted us, we unloaded the items, and then he gave a tour of their amazing campus. DOF works with the Mexican government so their campus has to be up to standards and DOF really takes pride in the cleanliness and appearance on campus so everything is brightly painted and well kept! We stayed for about an hour discussing life at DOF, the challenges they face, and more. They have many opportunists for volunteers listed on their website!