Ninos de Baja provides a home for children in El Porvenir, Baja California, Mexico. The children of Ninos are orphans or have been abandoned or removed from their homes because of severe abuse. 


The small town of El Porvenir is between Ensenada and Tecate, and the people who live there are mostly poor farm workers. Christmas gifts are luxuries most can't afford.

But every year vans and trailers loaded with Christmas shoeboxes will leave Newbury Park First Christian Church and head down to Mexico. It is our goal that every child in El Porvenir would receive a Christmas shoebox. For many, this will be the only Christmas present they receive.


Your generosity will help bring the love of Christ to a child in need this Christmas!

MAKE A BOX

If you're on board, here's what you do:


1. THE BOX

Go to Newbury Park First Christian Church and pick up a clear plastic box that we will provide you. On the side of the box you'll find information about the age and gender of the child in need. Do not wrap your box, the boarder patrol may need to see inside at the border. 


2. INCLUDE A "WOW" TOY

Select a quality "wow" toy such as a doll or soccer ball with a pump. Make sure it's age appropriate for your child. Don't include a stuffed animal since stuffed animal donations are collected separately and given to each child in addition to their box at the event. 


3. FILL WITH GIFTS

Add other fun toys, hygiene items (no razors), and school supplies to fill the box completely.


4. PRAY & PERSONALIZE

Most importantly, pray for the child and the child's family who will receive your gift. Include a personal note and photo.


5. INCLUDE A $5 DONATION

Place $5 cash in an envelope inside your box. This helps cover the cost of importing the boxes into Mexico.


6. DROP OFF

Drop off your box at NPFCC by December 2nd.


GIFT SUGGESTIONS:

  • Crayons, pencils, sharpener, solar calculator, small pads of paper.
  • Coloring books, stickers.
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, hair clips, combs, brushes, hair ties.
  • Small games, cards, toy cars, dolls, small flashlights.
  • Wrapped, non-chocolate candy
  • Socks, t-shirts, hats, gloves

DO NOT INCLUDE: perishable food items, used items, razors, or anything war related. 


CAN I GO?

Donating a box is rewarding but personally handing the box to the child yourself is life-changing. If you're interested in traveling to Mexico with us on December 7th-9th, contact the church office and we'll give you more details. There may be no better gift you could give yourself and your family this season. Space is limited so don't hesitate to reach out!