In this edition of DOXA News, we look forward to DOXA’s growth and the steps in how to get there. Growth in all three of DOXA’s focus areas: house building, education, and community. We’ll introduce our new Executive Director, Alex Knopes, and explore his passion for DOXA’s work in Tijuana. Finally, we’ll say goodbye to a long-time board member, Eric Stelter, who has poured himself into DOXA’s work for the past 24 years. Click here to read more!
DOXA’s annual summer camp is now an established tradition! This past summer was DOXA’s 5th year of summer camp and it’s truly a time the kids look forward to. Every July 70+ kids make DOXA theirs for the month. (CLICK HERE for more)
We are excited to introduce DOXA News. This will be a short publication about every 3 months that updates you on what DOXA is up to and how each of our programs are doing. Checkout our first edition (CLICK HERE to view).
This week the roof came off of the old clinic signifying the start of some changes around the DOXA facilities. This is the first phase in DOXA’s great plan for renovating and updating the current buildings including the Clinic, the Old Kitchen, Material Storage, and Casa Azul. We hope to see some positive strides towards our facility goals in 2014!
In the fall of 2013 DOXA was approached to see if we could help the local Catholic Church replace its windows with stained glass as the current windows were in poor condition. DOXA was not the only donor, but we were able to donate $1500 to help this project become a reality. The work is not complete, but they have finished a majority of the windows and are working on the final entrance window.
Explore the impact of what it means for a family in Tijuana to receive a DOXA house. Thanks to all the groups that have made this a reality for 100’s of families in Tijuana and to the individuals that compiled these stories. We look forward to the 2014 building season!
Become a friend on facebook of DOXA’s first ever Grupito. A group of friends raising funds for DOXA’s Education program. Our 2013 events included: “Keep Calm & Drink Wine” – at Airfield Estates, Woodinville, WA | “DOXA & ZDogs” Marathon, 1/2 Marathon or 10K and after party – at Chelan, WA
We look forward to our 2014 events! For more information go to 4715 Educación Facebook page.
Thanks to all of your support for 2013 Summer Day Camp! We are already getting excited for 2014! For $50 you can send a child from the Orphanage and surrounding neighborhood to summer day camp for four weeks. Each day in July, campers will play, learn, create and go on field trips throughout the city. Day camp fee includes snacks, T-Shirt, event entry fees and end-of-camp party. Join us in our fundraising campaign to “Send a Kid to Camp”.
DOXA will hold its 4th Annual Summer Camp! This is DOXA’s largest summer camp to date, with a total of 92 participants. This includes all kids and volunteers that help make summer camp possible. Also a trip with with no youth pastor or leader to drive them and no community service hours to fulfill. Just five friends and their Dad’s!