• March 16, 2020 - March 21, 2020
    6:00 pm

MARCH 16-21, 2020

Orthodox Christian college students will journey to Project Mexico to participate in a home building project and other volunteer initiatives determined by the hosts. Additionally, registrants will have an opportunity to visit and serve the boys of the St. Innocent Orphanage.

Project Mexico is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that performs works of mercy in the name of Jesus Christ, building homes for the poor in Mexico and by providing education and shelter for orphaned boys through St. Innocent Orphanage.

Home Building – Since 1988, Project Mexico has been building safe, secure and weather-tight homes for some of the most impoverished families in Northern Mexico. Every home is constructed over the course of four days and built entirely with volunteer labor. Once complete, these homes are provided so that these families can build a brighter future for themselves and their children.

St. Innocent Orphanage – St. Innocent Orphanage is located near Rosarito, Mexico on a beautiful 16-acre ranch. St. Innocent Orphanage was founded in 1996, by Greg Yova, to provide a home for orphaned teenage boys. This home surpasses the basic needs of our youngsters and provides them with spiritual direction, a public education enhanced by private tutoring, athletics and extra-curricular activities and most importantly, tremendous amounts of love from all of the staff and volunteers.

PLEASE READ ALL REGISTRATION INFORMATION CAREFULLY.

PAYMENT

Total Trip Cost – $1,200.00

Trip Deposit Required to Register – $120.00 (10% of total trip cost)

The trip cost includes transportation, lodging, meals, outings, materials, and donations to the trip hosts. It does not include a participant’s domestic flight to or from the San Diego International Airport (SAN).

Real Break 2020 Payment and Liability Policies

TRIP LEADERS

Clergy Leader – Fr. John Mahfouz

Lay Leader – TBA

TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS

Participants must arrive at the San Diego International Airport (SAN) by 12:00 PM on March 16, 2020.
Participants must depart the San Diego International Airport (SAN) after 10:00 AM on March 21, 2020.

Each participant will be responsible for making their own travel arrangements.

LIVING CONDITIONS

Participants should expect to either sleep in a tent or a cabin on the Orphanage Property. Plan to bring your pillow and sleeping bag. The bathhouse has sinks, mirrors, toilets, and showers. Specific details regarding lodging will be shared by February 1, 2020.

ONLINE DONATIONS

If a registrant chooses to pay for their trip online, or someone would like to donate to their trip online, it may be done by visiting www.ocf.net/sponsor. The registrant or donor must make sure to specify the Real Break student’s name and trip at the time of donation.

CHECK DONATIONS

Both the registrants themselves as well as donors may contribute to a Real Break 2020 trip by making a check payable to “Orthodox Christian Fellowship” and including the name and Real Break trip of the participant they are supporting. Checks may be mailed to: Orthodox Christian Fellowship, 50 Goddard Avenue, Brookline, MA 02445.

QUESTIONS? Email Anastasia at realbreakstudent@ocf.net or call the OCF National Office at 617-850-1227.

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