Welcome to the Garden of Innocence, San Diego! Please read our mission statement and watch the video which provides an overview of our purpose and services. We are a 100% volunteer, non-profit organization serving San Diego County. We invite you to explore the pages of our website to learn more about us and how you can help. Click here to join our email list so you will be notified when our services are scheduled and to be kept apprised of special events and needs.
We have finally published our first book of poems. These are poems that were written especifically for the children in the garden and read at their service. 130 pages of special poems just for a little child that no one else cared about.
I hope you will find in these pages uplifting, funny, loving & spiritual poems that will lift you up and make you think about what Garden of Innocence is all about.
You can purchase one of our books for a donation of $15.00 plus shipping.
Please make a donation of $16.25 on our pay pal donation button and be sure to add your mailing address and note that this is for one book. Your book will be mailed to you the same day.
Or you can send a check to Carol Mahon 3909 Reche Road #137 Fallbrook, CA 92028 and she will send your book the same day.
We hope you enjoy this new book of poems as much as the people who wrote the poems felt about giving this gift to a child. Your donation is 100% tax free and a receipt will be included in your package for your tax records.
Each baby that comes to the Garden is wrapped to stay warm and cozy. On occasion, an angel blesses one of our babies with a handmade blanket. When Coraann came to the Garden April this year, she was carefully wrapped in a beautiful blanket lovingly made by Mrs. Olga Moreno of La Mesa, CA (shown at left). We are confident that Coraann loves her precious blanket as much as we do! A huge THANK YOU to Mrs. Moreno for your beautiful talent, and most importantly, your love for the babies in the Garden!!!
George's Service 11 Aug 2012
To visit the Garden, enter El Camino Memorial Park on your left from Carrol Canyon Rd. Drive past the lakes and park in the general parking lot to your right (just past the flower shop). From the flower shop, cross the street and continue up the lawn (past the large white Madonna statue) toward the back of the canyon. For those who have difficulty walking, we do have a golf cart to assist you from the street to the Garden. Simply notify one of the Garden volunteers (identified by wooden GOI nametags) if you need transportation assistance.
Thank YOU for helping us send Samuel home with the love and dignity of family and friends beside him. We (you and I) are his family now.
Kendra's Service 19 Nov 2011
PLASTIC (HEAVY DUTY) FOLDING CHAIRS!
If you've had the opportunity to attend our services, you would have noticed the style and number of chairs that we place out in the Garden for the comfort of our guests. Currently, we rent and transport these chairs for each service from an offsite location. Through the generosity of El Camino, we are being given an opportunity to store our own "Garden" chairs on site, thus eliminating the need for transportation. BUT! We don't have any chairs of our own! Do you? We would love to take those off your hands! If you're interested in donating gently used folding chairs, please contact Mrs. Rebecca Melendez at 858-455-7972 or at RMelendez@stei.com. Drop offs will be accepted at El Camino Memorial ...just please contact Rebecca prior to stopping by so she can assist you. Thank you!!