Hijos del Rey is an orphanage for the homeless or abandoned, currently with 13 kids, ranging from 2 months to 12 years old. Supported primarily by American and Canadian private donations and also through the San Carlos Community Church. The orphanage is 10 years old, and one boy who lived there for a decade is now in college. Boys and girls have separate living quarters. They also provide dental and medical help for the area when they get volunteers, whom they can house in their adjacent mission, Rancho de Cristo.
WHAT THEY NEED: They get more help in the winter when foreigners are here, then hold on until they return. Specifically, their current needs are children’s underwear, undershirts and knee-high socks for school; fruits and vegetables as well as non-perishables. Volunteers are welcome, to play with the kids or teach English. They also can use handyman help in whatever skill you possess. If you are wiling to pitch in, they will find you a job.
WHO TO CONTACT: Jenny Navarro who began the orphanage with husband Jesse, at 622-103-9834 (or Victoria at same number) or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Also: Brandon Baird at his U.S. cell 503-385-6480, 520-686-8281 or email@example.com. All are English-speakers who live at the orphanage.
LOCATION: 1 Casa Hogar Way, Guaymas, Sonora (see map below). The orphanage is located in the countryside behind ITSON university, across from the Guaymas airport. It is hard to find and they are happy to meet you in the ITSON parking lot to pick up donations or lead you to the orphanage.