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Corazon De Vida Foundation

Rating: 4.97 stars   63 reviews 9,135

Nonprofit Issues:

Human Services, International


14252 Culver Drive, A800 Irvine CA 92604 USA


To improve the lives and living conditions of orphaned and abandoned children. To help provide hope and opportunity for accomplishment.

Target demographics:

Financial support for children living in orphanages in Baja, Mexico. Volunteer opportunities for teens and adults in the US.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

over 700 children

2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

Touched my daughter and my heart !! Didn't know what to expect, but boy those children blessed us.

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Rating: 5 stars  

What a great experience . I have to admit I was scared to go over to Mexico but it could not of been safer and they are so well organized and the kids are amazing. Something that everyone should do. You come away with the feeling of hope and happiness. GREAT GREAT way to spend a day!!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved with Corazon de Vida (CDV) for a little over a year. The perfect sized organization.... big enough to make a substantial impact but small enough to not be bureaucratic and make you feel like you are making an impact with your time and money. These people are passionate about their mission from the founder down.

I have visited the orphanage kids in Mexico several times with CDV and can honestly say that these young peoples lives are positively impacted because of the awesome work CDV does.

I plan on supporting and hanging out with CDV and the kids for a very, very long time.

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I believe they have done a great job - one which I would be proud of.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I joined them about a year ago with my friends.
Actually at that time, I was studying abroad from Japan, and it was my very first time to do volunteer.
When I finished one day trip to orphanage, I was wondering whether it was good for us to visit for such a short time and leave children there. But I found out that it is important to let them know that how much people are worried about them.
Since I can't speak English, so it was also my problem but children welcomed me and we really enjoyed withou any words.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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We didn't know what to expect when we signed up for this trip and we were blown away by how incredible the day was. My 12 year old daughter and I were especially moved by how completely different the Mexican infrastructure is from ours... and within feet of each other. George was a fantastic leader - he made everything easy. But the best part by far was the time we spent with the kids - they were so happy to be with us, just playing on the playground, kicking around the soccer ball, painting our nails, making bracelets, eating lunch or dancing together - there was something for everyone. And the language barrier was practically non-existent because everyone knows how to communicate when you want to share and have fun. We can't wait to go on our next trip... and the next... and the next! Thanks, George and Corazon de Vida!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Love the orphanage trips and love what CDV does for the kids in Baja! Great team of dedicated people!

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Rating: 5 stars  

had the pleasure of going on a trip to Los Angelitos Orphanage and it was more than I could have imagined! Carazon De Vida put together an outstanding trip with the main focus: THE KIDS. Overall a great learning experience!

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Rating: 5 stars  

My daughter and I had our first experience with the Corazon De Vida Foundation last Saturday. I say first because there will be several more. My daughter (8) was excited to help, excited to learn, and especially excited to meet the children. My expectations and her excitement far superseded anything I could have imagined. She had such a wonderful time helping prepare lunch and touring the facility and when she finally got to meet the children, she was so thrilled that even thought her spanish is slim to none, she was able to communicate with the kids. She made several friends and they played and played. I was amazed at the joy that was shared with everyone there that day. The Door of Faith orphanage is so amazingly run by a loving couple that all orphanages should be modeled after this one. We had a great day and my daughter has already told me that for her birthday she would like to unwrap one present and take the rest to these children. I just about melted and knew immediately that my child shows altruism at the young age of 8! I am a proud mother and Corazon De Vida will be in our lives for years to come.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The memory of our trip to Hacienda Orphanage on Saturday December 6, 2014 will stay with me forever and hope I can go there many more times. Like others, I cannot find the words to explain how this trip touched my soul. How can one explain the sensation of getting goose bumps?! How can you explain the love, selflessness, dedication, ... Prayers for your wellbeing so you can continue to spread your genuine love.
Many blessings,

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Rating: 5 stars  

My 16 year old son and I went to The Hacienda Orphanage a week ago. It's hard to put words to an experience that touches your heart as deeply as this day did for me. It was my son's idea and CDV made the visit possible and simple. The bus arrived in San Diego as scheduled, we got through customs lickety-split, and the time with the children was life changing. I was worried about communication as I do not speak any Spanish at all but there were plenty of folks on the tour that were able to help me if needed. What I discovered however, is that hugs and smiles are part of the universal language of love and that is all I really needed to take with me. I will definitely be going again!

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