Hola from Cabo San Lucas!

What a difference you are making at Casa Hogar! Chris Mills has described to us the awesome time he had with you, running around Costco trying to spend the money you raised for the boys.  He said you purchased mostly food, and lots of it, plus footballs, basket balls, soccer balls, backpacks, school supplies, boogie boards and……..a new TV. He …

Roof construction and shoe drive wrap up video

In early November, AOK and other volunteers came together to raise and donate money for construction and repairs on the Rancho El Milagro School. Eric Harp, Scott Drumming, Doug Booth, and Mark and C’Ann McMillin gave the money necessary to repair all four roofs of the school, the fences surrounding it, and other small but crucial repairs. While raising the …

Annual Baja 1000 AOK

AOK and Wahoo’s Fish Tacos are heading back down to Baja on November 15th for some more major construction and renovation projects at the Rancho El Milagro Orphanage. They have also challenged each team racing the Baja 1000 to bring 1,000 cans of non-perishable food for the people of Baja. In addition to these AOK’s, Buy My Bikes in San …

Baja Junkies AOK Toy Drop

On Wednesday, July 15th, Chad of Baja Junkies (www.bajajunkies.com) paid a visit to Nick Baldwin at AOK headquarters and kindly donated over 3,000 brand new toys. These toys, from Fisher Price Remote Control Trucks to CSI Investigation Kits, and fun-shaped swimming pools, will be donated to thousands of children in Mexico. The large cities of Ensenada and San Felipe will …

Food and Clothing Drive

Nick Baldwin has been racing through the landscapes of Mexico for over twenty years. It was during a race in 2005, as he watched the people of Baja cheer and support him that Nick decided it was time to give back. American off-road racers are considered celebrities down in Baja and people line up excited to get a glimpse of the large trucks and even larger personalities of the men driving them. Nick was touched by these people and felt called to help.

On returning to the states, Nick rallied the employees of his then successful vacation timeshare business to collect all of their used clothing and baby items. There was a strict code that stated the items had to be only gently used, cleaned, and nicely packaged. He personally drove to every office with a truck to collect everything and get them into the arms of people in need.

The heavy-laden truck filled with over 3,500 articles of clothing, shoes, food, and baby items was denied access into Mexico because of tariff issues. This was not a deterrent for Nick; he called upon his friends in Baja to help. Among these friends were several attorneys whose wives drove across the United States’ border weekly for their children’s futból games. Every week for three weeks these women and families drove the goods from the United States border into Ensenada; from Ensenada Nick, his close friend Brian Nix, and son Cole organized its delivery into Santo Tomas and Ojos Negros. The people of these towns were very grateful and continue to serve as inspiration for Nick his AOK mission.