Antiochian Orthodox women’s group raising funds for infant orphanage in Mexico

Englewood, New Jersey, November 27, 2023

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A group within the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America is raising funds to support a new infant orphanage in Mexico.

Part of Project Mexico and the St. Innocent Orphanage that have been in operation for many years, this will be the only Orthodox infant orphanage in all of North America, writes Lauren Ferris, the Antiochian Women North American Board Humanitarian Coordinator.

St. Innocent’s currently houses boys and young men only, and is now expanding to care for up to 12 infants a year. Construction is underway.

Like the older boys, the babies “will be raised in the atmosphere of the Orthodox spiritual life. They will be provided with an education, basic necessities, activities, emotional and physical enrichment, and most of all the love of God.”

Antiochian Women aims to assist with start-up needs for the first year. Educational costs are approximately $100,000, plus $50,000 for a scholarship fund for at least two missionaries to help with the newborns the first year.

The organization would also like to provide a handmade blanket and Orthodox cross for each child.

Those interested in helping can do so through the direction donation link or by purchasing items on the Orphanage’s Amazon Wish List.

Learn more about the orphanage at the Project Mexico and St. Innocent Orphanage website.

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