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  • Donations - what can you bring us?

    We are blessed by all your donations!

    Though your financial support is vital to meet our monthly expenses, we do have some current needs.

    We are in need of summer clothes and pajamas in sizes 12 month, 18 month, 24 month and 4t through 12 for our boys and sizes 9 months, 2t through 14 for our girls! These can be new or lightly used

    We have 4 babies now - so diapers in sizes 3 through 6 are needed

    We have created a wish list at amazon - showing our current needs - so please click below and take a look!






Sonshine Hacienda 

A home for abandoned, orphaned,  neglected or abused children near
San Felipe, Baja California Norte, Mexico

Here is how you can help!

We have been given the opportunity to purchase a large amount of  high quality artificial turf  for Sonshine and Sonrise.  This is approximately 10,000. square feet of turf that was recycled from a high school sports field.  They are selling it to us for just over $2000.  we have already committed to purchasing this - but we only have until the end of August to pick it up in Southern California..  This is a challenge as we are in the process of hiring an importer and trucking company to get 46 tons of turf down to San Felipe.  That will increase our cost to about $5000.  Still an awesome price tor the turf - but it is a big hit to our monthly expenses. 

You can help us with this project by donating any amount - just click on the blue button , enter your donation under "Sonshine Hacienda" and mark "turf" in the notes.

In San Felipe there is not a lot of grass - It is a desert!  Our yards and playgrounds are all dirt.  This makes a lot of extra work for the  Dorm Mamas when it comes to laundry and cleanliness!  We have a few small areas of artificial turf, but due to the cost we have not previously completed the rest of the courtyard and play areas.  A Mission team is coming down this fall to install  some of the turf.  (there will be lots left for future projects!)

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We have a special treat for you! please click on the blue link below to see the tour of our facility!

Sonshine Hacienda Video Walking Tour

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Bob Lewis, Interim Director of Missions at Sacramento Region Baptist Network, interviews Jack about Sonshine Hacienda.

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The term “orphanage” does not accurately reflect the true vision or purpose of Sonshine Hacienda. The Spanish word “alberque” (refuge) or  “to take in” –  is a more accurate picture of what we are – a safe house, as well as a more traditional home for orphans.

Some children are with us only a short time before being released to grandparents or other family members. Others have been with us for years.  They are all part of the Sonshine family - and are cared for by our wonderful "Mamas" God's love is reflected in both our staff and the precious children He has given us to care for.

If you are in San Felipe, we would welcome a visit!

In order to limit the disruption in the children' schedules, we do ask that all visits to our facility be coordinated in advance

Please make an appointment by calling or emailing:


Phone: Jack Weatherford (916) 223-5225

We also welcome short term mission trips! 

mission trips must be coordinated  in advance

If you are interested, please email us to coordinate.


Do you have a package or box please send to:

PO Box 9011 PMB 41

Calexico CA 92232-9011


Shipping a package?

Please use this address:

237 Rockwood Ave

Suite 120 PMB 77

Calexico, CA 92231



Contact Us  
Marketplace Sonshine Sonrise
PO BOX 9011 PMB 41
Calexico, California 92232-9011
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Phone 916-223-5225
Summer 2021

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Sonrise Christian Academy

Go to the "donate" page to support Sonrise Christian Academy with any amount!

Or you can sponsor 1 student for an entire year for $1,440 per year - or $120 per month.

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