BabysitEase, in conjunction with the founders' family, made a recent trip to the Door of Faith Orphanage (DOFO) in La Mision, Baja Mexico. Our goal was the same as our business mission - to support healthy women and families.
Prior to our trip we raised funds among friends and business partners to provide the materials to support our building efforts and everyone came through in a big way. With the funds we were able to roof two houses, replace windows and screens, fed a family for a month, and we played with some of the 115 children at the orphanage.
The first family we supported while there was Mary, the cook at DOFO, who walks every morning to the orphanage at 4:30 am to prepare healthy meals for the children and has done so for 27 years. We were able to give Mary a new roof and perform a few minor repairs around her house.
The second woman we supported was Alison who recently moved to this rural area from Mexico City and needed a strong roof to keep the rain from dripping in on her 3 children at night.
Door of Faith is one lean, clean machine:
-Only 4% of their annual $400K budget is spent on administrative or fundraising expenses
-80 Loads of laundry are washed each day
-50% of physical donations are redistributed throughout the community to individual families
If you are interested in getting involved with DOFO via donations or volunteer work, feel free to contact DJ or Lynette through the DOFO.org website. Their mission is to better their community and expand people’s world vision- rehabilitating broken, neglected children back to healthy, productive adults is just one way they do that. For the Allis family we have started a biannual tradition & we’ll be returning to DOFO in 2010- bigger vision, more impacting projects.