Innocent of Alaska
Since 1988, Project Mexico has involved young people and adults in the alleviation of suffering by building homes for Mexico's poor. In 1996, their outreach expanded through the opening of St. Innocent Orthodox Orphanage in Tijuana, which provides a home for teenage boys who live on the streets or who have been put out of other orphanages and would otherwise be left to fend for themselves. In 2001, it was named one of the top three institutions in the state. St. Innocent Orphanage is the only facility dedicated to teenage boys in Tijuana and one of only four in the entire country of Mexico.
The volunteers who come and build the homes are profoundly affected. Project Mexico regularly receives letters from participants describing an awakening that has occurred in their lives. Many become active participants in their home parish. Others make college decisions and career choices based upon the experience. All seem to be more in touch with the simple yet often times difficult commandments of our Lord to love our neighbor and to care for the least of these.
All Saints Church has sent a number of groups to Project Mexico in the past and is planning to volunteer again in the summer of 2010. We encourage you to learn more about Project Mexico on their website and to support them as you are able.