We’ll meet at 7:45am at the McDonald’s in Otay Mesa and walk together across the border to the bus. We are usually back in the USA by late afternoon.

What to bring: a cheerful heart, games or crafts to play with the children after lunch, $25 to pay for food, transportation, and materials, – we’ll take care of the rest.

We will have Subway Sandwiches, water and snacks. The community loves to make rice & beans for you.
We have all necessary tools but if you prefer to wear work gloves please bring your own. Wear sensible work clothing and remember sunscreen.

Build Day Schedule

7:45 a.m. Arrive and park your vehicle for the day

8:00 a.m. Meet in the McDonalds parking lot adjacent to the Otay Mesa border crossing


8:30 a.m. Walk across the border into Mexico where you meet buses that will transport you to/from the build site.

We request a $25.00 donation from each person to help pay for food, transportation, and materials.

9:00 a.m. Arrive at build site.

Hammer time! And cement time… paint time… wallboard time… work time!


2:00 p.m (approx) Lunch


2:30 p.m Group “sharing” session and wrap up.


3:00 p.m buses depart build site for the border crossing.

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. (approx) Walk across the border back into the U.S.

The bus will drop you off on the Mexican side of the border and you will walk through the pedestrian border crossing back into Otay Mesa.

The wait in line varies from a few minutes to more than an hour.