In celebration of the Dia de los Reyes Magos or Epiphany on January 6th, Rotarian Joe Vara visited “Jahve JireH”, which means “God Will Provide”, an orphanage outside of Mexicali to deliver gifts, food, toiletries and cleaning supplies. Food included 150 lbs of beans, 100 lbs of rice, pancake mix, cooking oil, toilet paper and cleaning supplies. Each of the 32 children housed at the orphanage received gifts of toys, clothing and shoes. It was such joy to see their happy faces as they opened their gifts. On a previous trip, a generator valued at $800 was donated, as often the electricity goes out and they are without power for hours at a time.
They also visited A Way Out orphanage that houses 38 teens, who share three showers and one bathroom. A TV, 2 laptops, mechanic’s tools to help the older children acquire some working skills, clothing, shoes and some food items were also delivered.