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What are some honest non-for-profit charity programs I can participate in Los Angeles, CA and/or Mexico (Tijuana area)?

Asked by Yvening_Star (148points) June 8th, 2011

Someone once told me they would drive down to TJ to help build houses, but I forget the name of the organization running this. Basically I’d like to do more charity work and ask if anyone has some good recommendations in either the Los Angeles area or TJ, Mexico. Thanks!

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thorninmud's avatar

There is an organization in Tijuana called Esperanza International that does charity house building. Here is an article by an American student about his experience with them.

Nullo's avatar

It is not uncommon for church groups in the Southwest to visit Mexico for charitable reasons. Calvary Chapel of Downey, for instance, collaborates (or at least, it used to) with an orphanage outside of Tijuana, which is in turn used as a base for helping the surrounding area. I don’t know if they build things, though.

BarnacleBill's avatar

Habitat for Humanity is everywhere. They will use your time and talent as much as you would like to share.

anartist's avatar

you could also get involved with “save the greyhounds” programs. Plenty of former racing greyhounds in the region need homes.

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