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Corazon de Vida Foundation

Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 5:30 AM (PST)


Ticket Information

Ticket Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
$40.00 Bus Fee For Adult or Child. Fee covers transportation, lunch at the orphanage, craft project and registration fees.   more info Sold Out Ended $40.00 $0.00
CDV Gold Member - NO CHARGE. If you are a CDV Child Sponsor, please be our guest!   more info 1 Ticket Ended Free $0.00
$100 Trip Donation   more info Ended
Donation to support my family or friends on their orphanage trip.   more info 1000 Tickets Ended


Event Details

Saturday, December 1, 2012 El Faro/Los Angelitos Orphanage


Los Angeles, Irvine, San Diego Departures

This bus is SOLD OUT. Please select one of the other buses that will visit an orphanage on December 1: BUS 3 or BUS 4. Hurry, we expect those buses to sell out. 

Corazon de Vida  Holiday trip to the El Faro or Los Angelitos Orphanage in Tijuana Mexico on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Pickup locations in Los Angeles at 5:30 AM, return approximately 7:30 PM, Irvine at 6:15 AM, return at approximately 5:30 PM & San Diego at 8:15 AM, return approximately 4:00 PM. There will be a break stop after the Irvine pickup. 

To help you decide which home to visit, Los Angelitos has about 30 children, mostly girls ages 5 - 18.  El Faro has mainly younger children, about 50 boys and girls, ages 2 - 13 years old. 

CDV will provide lunch and craft activity.

Click HERE for photos of past trips. Trip overview videos ONE & TWO.

This is our 10th annual Holiday Trip and Pledge Donation Drive. Each volunteer is required to donate or raise $100 to help feed the children after our visit. You can do this by selecting the $140.00 option above, creating an online pledge campaign, or donating $10.00 per month. The registration form on the next page will ask you to make a selection of your commitment. This is the only trip of the year where we ask for your help, please join us to sustain the life of an orphan or abandoned child. 

 ID Requirements: USA citizens MUST have a valid passport. Non USA citizens must have a passport, visa and proper forms for re-entry. Each volunteer is responsible for providing the proper ID to USA customs agent for USA return. For more information:

USA ID Requirements 1

USA ID Requirements 2

Non USA Citizens Requirements

Trip Cost: $40.00 per person - includes transportation, lunch, craft project to share with the kids, and registration fees. 

Children under 18 years old and not travelling with a parent or guardian, must register using this online form AND complete a PARENT CONSENT FORM. Fax completed form to 949-296-0449.

Trip FAQ Sheet.

CDV Sponsors are free. You are already making a difference in the lives of the children. Thank You!

Trip Fee is NON REFUNDABLE. If you need to cancel, CDV will use the fee as a donation to help us continue to feed and support the children.

Would You Like To Sponsor Lunch or Craft Project?: Lunch Sponsorship is $250, Craft $100. If interested, please email

You are welcomed to bring supplies to the orphanage: Toilet Paper, Detergent, Bleach, Dish Soap, Mops, Brooms, Large Trash Bags, Toilet Paper, Diapers (size 4,5,6), Feminine Products, Baby Wipes, Pine Sol Type Cleaners, Toilet Paper - Anything you buy at the store, multiply by 10 for an orphanage need. PLEASE, NO CANDY, USED CLOTHES OR USED SHOES.


Pickup at 5:30 AM - Park & Ride lot off the 105 Freeway, Crenshaw exit. Going east on 105 from the 405 Fwy, exit on Crenshaw Blvd. Turn left at 120th Street, turn left into parking lot. Going west on 105 from the 110 Fwy, exit Crenshaw Blvd. Turn left on Crenshaw, turn right on 120th St, turn right into lot. Park & Ride lot is across the street from Hawthorne airport. Meet bus on left side of lot. Return about 7:30 PM. 

IRVINE: Pickup at 6:15 AM - 2062 Business Center Drive, Irvine 92612 - Park in rear. Return about 6:00 PM. 

SAN DIEGO: Pickup at 8:15 AM ~ 8:30 AM - Traveling either north or south on the 5 freeway in San Diego, exit the Clairemont/East Mission Bay ramp in Mission Bay. At the stop sign, turn left, heading west towards the bay. Turn right at the next street, Mission Bay Drive. Turn left next driveway where there is a Boat Ramp sign Park in spaces closest to Mission Bay Drive. Do not park in the middle spaces as they are for vehicles with boat trailers only. Return about 4:30 PM. 

Corazon de Vida Foundation

Mailing Address: 14252 Culver Drive, Suite A-800

Irvine, CA 92604

949-476-1144 x7

949-296-0449 Fax

Have questions about BUS 2: DECEMBER 1, 2012 CDV HOLIDAY BUS TO THE EL FARO/LOS ANGELITOS ORPHANAGE? Contact Corazon de Vida Foundation

When & Where

El Faro

Tijuana, BC

Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 5:30 AM (PST)

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Corazon de Vida Foundation

Founded by Hilda Pacheco-Taylor in 1994, Corazon de Vida (CDV) is committed to empowering and changing the lives of the orphaned and abandoned children in Baja. To learn more, please visit Corazon de Vida is a 501 c3 nonprofit organization, tax id #33-0707788. All donations are tax exempt to the fullest extent of the law.

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  News and Updates
2012-11-20 14:08:41

The Mexican government has recently changed how charter buses enter Mexico. Now, everyone must exit the bus and carry the items they brought through Mexco customs. Bus must be empty as it enters Mexico. Please limit the items you bring to the orphanages to what you can carry. If you were planing on buying supplies, please consider making a donation instead so we can buy these items in Mexico. This new process will hinder our ability to deliver much needed supplies and is out of our control. Thank you for understanding.  

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