Keeping families together today means sending 128 kids back to school!

Education  at Open Arms is second only to knowing Christ and living life fully in Him! Having an education greatly reduces poverty which, in turn, lowers the chances of children becoming poverty orphans. This means when kids get an education they are more likely to have families that stay together.

        Because education in Mexico is not totally free, the average education is 7th grade. Many of the children we care for have parents who cannot read or write because they were forced to quit school to  go to work and help support their families. This is not the future we want for our kids.

        Every year we strive to provide full school uniforms, backpacks and school supplies for all  school age children in our care & teens in our after school programs. This year, we have 128 school age kids out of the 160 we care for! The cost per child to provide everything necessary for their education is about $70. (Education is not free in Mexico, it isn’t expensive, but it leaves a burden for most families to get their children back-to-school).

We ask you to prayerfully consider helping us keep education a priority by making a one-time, back-to-school donation of $70 per child. This one-time donation helps to fight the cycle of poverty, child abandonment and break the chains of illiteracy! You can invest in a child’s future by making a secure online donation at or by mailing a check to our address: Please make sure to note “back-to-school” in the memo. 

Open Arms 

PO Box 6605

Chula Vista, CA 91909I want to send a child back to school!

Some items we need for our 128 school age kids:

  • Backpacks
  • Notebooks
  • Composition books
  • Elmers glue
  • Glue sticks
  • Crayons
  • Colored Pencils 
  • Markers
  • Rulers
  • Notecards
  • White paper
  • Scissors
  • Pencils
  • Pens (blue, black, red)
  • Graph paper notebook

And anything you would send your child to school with, they need it too!!! It takes a village to help all these children be set up for success and to keep going to school.