Needs and Requests

#TheCamaluProject Needs:

Building Trips:
We need your help as we build our second campus in Camalu! If you are interested in helping us build, or would like to come to Camalu with your group, please contact us ASAP to schedule a building trip.

Playground:

We are in the process of creating a space to play for our kiddos in Camalu. We are still in need of the following:

-Playground: $35,000

-Soccer Field: $2500

-Basketball Court: $2500

-Tables and Chairs for the cafeteria: $5000

Dorms:

We still need to purchase about 1 acre of property right next to the daycare for our dorm, where our mission teams will stay. Price of land is: $35,000.

 

Short-or Long-Term Missionaries:

  • A male volunteer to help run mission groups during spring break and summers. No Spanish required; construction skills a plus; good people skills required.
  • A male or female volunteer to help with accounting, office work, art projects, and updating website/Facebook. Spanish helpful but not required; good administration skills needed.
  • A full-time volunteer to help at The Camalu Project

All volunteers receive free room and board, plus lots of hugs from 60 kids and a huge reward in heaven. Please prayerfully consider joining the Open Arms team, serving God and the Mexican people together in Baja!

Please complete this application if you are interested in joining our team.

 

ONGOING NEEDS:

Food:

  • Canned goods (fruits, vegetables, tomato sauce, etc.)
  • Meat (chicken, pork, beef)
  • Rice and beans
  • Juice or punch
  • Pasta
  • Bread
  • Tortillas

Cleaning Supplies:

  • Brooms, mops, and buckets
  • Pine-Sol
  • Bleach
  • Ajax
  • Lysol wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels

Baby Supplies:

  • Baby wipes
  • Diapers (all sizes)
  • Baby formula
  • Bottles

Clothing:

  • New or barely used clothes size baby to children’s 16.
  • We are mostly in need of boys’ clothing size 8-16.

END-OF-THE YEAR NEEDS:

Christmas Sponsors:
We are looking for people to help provide Christmas gifts for the 60 children in our care. Consider becoming a one-time Christmas sponsor and change a child’s life this Christmas. Suggested donation: $25-$100 per child.

Send a Gift:
An alternative to sponsoring a child this holiday season is simply sending a Christmas present. Suggested gifts include: Barbies, kitchen toys, jewelry-making crafts, Elmo dolls, Cabbage Patch Kids, Dora the Explorer gear, remote control cars (with batteries), car race tracks, skateboards, roller-blades, soccer balls, basketballs, footballs, pogo sticks, Legos, and video game consoles.

Year-End Giving:
Please consider making a year-end gift to Open Arms. The end of the year is always an expensive time, this year more than ever as we begin a second campus. Please pray about giving a financial donation to Open Arms to help us continue to care for the needy children of Mexico.

Medical/Dental/Optical Clinic:

  • Medical equipment and supplies for a small medical clinic: exam table; lights; microscope; EKG, Doppler, and blood pressure machines; medicine; etc.
  • Dental equipment for cleanings, filling cavities, and pulling teeth; X-ray machine; sterilization unit; etc.
  • Optical equipment

 Please feel free to bring donations down yourself, or send them through the U.S. Post Office to our P.O. Box. Remember, all donations are tax deductible and a receipt can be given upon request!