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SERVICE TRIP BASIC DETAILS:TIME- 8:30am-6pm (must stay for the duration of the trip)
***NEW*NEW*NEW MEET UP LOCATION/DIRECTIONS: Public Park area
2195 E. Mission Bay Drive
San Diego, CA 92109
Take I-5 to Mission Bay Dr/Clairemont Dr Exit
Go West/Left towards the bay
Make a Left/South at the stop sign onto E. Mission Bay Dr.
Make a right into the 2nd parking lot
Look for the U40 Banner to guide you into the correct lot!
-FOR SOUTH BAY RESIDENTS WHO WANT TO MEET AT OTAY BORDER PARKING LOT --- This option is available ONLY to Previous/Returning Volunteers (who have already gone through the registration process, have all paperwork turned in, and are familiar with the parking lot where we leave cars in Otay). Arrangements for all South Bay "meet-ups" may be made by WRITTEN REQUEST by sending an email to [email protected] at least 24 hours in advance. ***Pre-payment must be made online. Note: South Bay pick-ups are responsible for their own parking arrangements. Either park on street, or you must pay their own parking fees of $8 per car -- unless you have 3 or more volunteers in your group (then parking fees will be covered.)
COST/TRAVEL FEE: $40 per person (Students -$25; Children under 12 - $10). This travel fee covers secured parking at the border (for carpool drivers' cars), taxi/van transportation from border to orphanage, lunch for all volunteers AND for the orphans, crafts/activities, misc. supplies, and a "love gift" for the orphanage. We accept cash/check payment at registration, or payment can be made with a credit card via online at http://www.unity4orphans.com/ (Click Give and One Time Donation/Tijuana).
$25 of this travel fee is tax deductible, as allowed by law.
MUST BRING: Passport and/or Driver's License with a Birth Certificate.
(While passports are encouraged, they are not absolutely necessary, as long as you bring a picture ID with your birth certificate.)
We highly suggest the following for a great day:
* Eat a Hearty Breakfast
* Bring Water Bottle
* Bring Small Snacks (as lunch can sometimes be served later than planned based on variables). Note: If anyone has any dietary restrictions, please also bring your own sack lunch
* Wear Modest & Comfortable Clothing & Shoes AND dress for the weather.
* Have a Flexible and Patient Attitude
* Remember: We are there to serve, so come with Kind, Forgiving, Willing and Open Hearts
* Connect with a child or two, Give them one-on-one attention through different activities, and be aware, the kids do not speak English but still love the interaction, hugs and play with our group.
****Directions to Otay Mesa Border: 5-South, exit 905 East, keep going and exit Siempre Viva Rd. (loop), turn right on Via de la Amistad/Roll drive, turn into 3rd driveway on your left (directly across the street from IHOP).
ANY QUESTIONS, please message or email our Volunteer & Donor Coordinator, Dawn Stapleford, at [email protected]om.
***ATTENTION: 1st TIME VOLUNTEERS--- Please email or message Dawn Stapleford for the proper participant registration forms.
Looking forward to serving with you!
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