Give Back This Holiday and Support Impoverished Mexican Orphans with Corazon de Vida!

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There are 150 million abandoned or orphaned children around the world who are waiting for a loving family of their own, according to the United Nations. Corazon de Vida is a local charity based out of Orange County, California that gives abandon children living in Tijuana, Valle de Guadalupe, La Mision, and many more areas in Baja California hope for a future, education, security, shelter and loving caretakers.

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“We believe that moving children from streets to safe housing, improving current orphanage conditions and quality of life and focusing on education will ensure a promising future for Mexico’s orphaned and abandoned children”’ - Corazon de Vida Founder, Hilda Pacheco-Taylor

Corazon de Vida was started by Hilda Pacheco-Taylor, who was an abandoned orphan herself as a child, in Ensenada, Baja Mexico. This non-profit organization has grown to include 10 orphanages throughout Baja, Mexico since 1994 with the help of hundreds of volunteers who work tirelessly to give these children a hope for their future!

Growing up in Ensenada, Mexico Hilda Pacheco-Taylor thought she had the perfect family. A mom, dad, three brothers and sisters and a modest home. All that changed when her father started drinking and became physically abusive. At just 8 years old, Hilda was left to care for her siblings while her mother struggled to support the family. It wasn’t long until Hilda and her siblings wound up in an orphanage where she would spend the next 8 years. Years later, Hilda went to visit the orphanage where she had spent much of her childhood. What she found broke her heart. The little orphanage that had helped her and her brothers and sisters in their time of need now needed help itself. Hilda started the non-profit Corazon de Vida, which translates to heart of life, to help “her” orphanage. Her mission - get children off the street and give them what they need to end the cycle of poverty.

How to Help Corazon de Vida Make a Difference --

Monthly Sponsorship - The Heart Angels Community is a monthly sponsorship that offers the stability of monthly support these orphanages.
Donations - Food and hygiene supplies are greatly appreciated by orphanages in order to ensure better quality care for each child.
Day Long Trips - Volunteer for orphanage day-trips to Tijuana Baja, Mexico each month. The focus of our trips is on providing love and attention to the kids.
Events - Events are organized by Corazon de Vida, by a Chapter of Corazon de Vida, or as Third Party fundraisers. Your support, participation and sponsorship directly benefit the children of Corazon de Vida.
Campaigns - Start fundraising for an existing project or create a new fundraising campaign and ignite a movement for the children of Baja.
Chapters - Join chapters that are currently working on projects specific to the needs of the orphanages.

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