Incredible experience. We came to give and ended up getting more than we gave. Such a blessing our family to share this experience together!
A great program that allows people to make connections with those who live in Tijuana and those who live in San Diego. I had an amazing experience and thrilled with how well Casas de Luz worked.
I was so impressed with my experience with Casas de Luz! The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. The food was awesome and I was pleasantly surprised by the lodging. This was an amazing experience that I will never forget.
Casas de Luz does such a great job organizing and carrying out these builds. Everyone is so friendly and helpful. This is truly a mission of love for the families who receive these homes.
Building a home for a well deserving family was one of the most rewarding experiences my husband and I have ever done with our children. It was an amazing feeling to directly experience the benefit of your time and donations. We arrived home feeling grateful for all that we have and for all that we have to give.
I have traveled to 30 countries, spanning over six continents. Yet, the Casas De Luz home build, which is only about 60 miles away from my home, is one of the most impactful travel experiences of my life. Building a house for a family that literally did not have one before we arrived was both amazing and incredibly humbling. Came home exhausted...but it was the very best kind of exhausted!!
Casas de Luz is an incredible organization. Not only are they giving residents in TJ a foundation for their future, but they are including us to help, too. It was incredible to see them interact with the TJ community and see those who have had homes built by Casas de Luz come and help build additional homes. Casas de Luz cares and takes care of every detail from building the home, to decorations, to food, to lodging and everywhere in between. Thank you, Casas de Luz to your commitment to TJ, loving others so well, and your endless patience. I had such a wonderful time and can’t wait to build another home with you all
This exceeded my already-high expectations- to actually see a house get built, from a bare slab to a building with rooms and a door and windows, was incredible. Love the cameraderie, the unlikely partnerships, the ‘you can do it’ spirit, and the ability to simply try anything without judgment or criticism. It was so very empowering. And the love is strong.
We did the house build as a family project during the Christmas holidays, and it was one of the most memorable experiences we’ve ever had together. The difference between talking about helping others and devoting this type of time and energy to helping a known family and seeing the transformative results is profound — life changing for all involved!
This was such a fun build. The group was great and the family was wonderful. I loved having all the neighborhood kids come out and help. This makes it feel like a community-building activity for other residents, on top of all the other good that we’re doing.
Great way to get away with your family to engage in a group project that is both bonding in the experience and productive in the giving back in a short two days while being immersed in a foreign culture. Highly recommended.
I’m not able to put into words how amazed I am by the work you are doing, and how smoothly every part of the process runs. I’m such a fan!!!
Being involved in a home build is a life changing experience! My young son was part of last year’s build and his “first-hand” view of the world is forever changed. He sees how others live, and he better understands the difference in need and want. He experienced the joy of learning, working and playing with his Mexican neighbors, and he loved it! He learned that he can help make a difference in people’s lives. He’s a more empowered nine year old who wants to be involved in future builds because he was so enriched by the experience.
Thank you for giving us the chance to give to others.