Christmas toys for 350 Children with cancer

A microproject by Asia America Initiative Vetted since 2011 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Site Visit Verified

Summary

The House of Hope in Davao, Philippines is linked to the Southern Mindanao Medical Center. It is the only cancer treatment center for children among the 20 million residents of the Mindanao region. The Center currently serves more than 3,500 children with various forms of cancer. Many are in later stages due to severe poverty of their families and lack of public health. This Christmas we seek to bring the healing joy of a gift exchange of toys among 350 children under age twelve.

$700
total raised
9
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

Cancer in many forms has increased among many children in Asia, especially the Philippines, where the quality of air water is affected by industrial or agricultural chemicals. poverty is widespread and public health facilities are inadequate. In the Mindanao region, where Christians, Muslims and mountain tribal people live in extremely challenging conditions, the only cancer treatment facility which coordinates free medicines to the poor is the House of Hope in the City of Davao.

Solution

Cancer treatment is most successful when medicine, nutrition and an attitude of hope are fully integrated. At House of Hope, cancer treatment medicines are provided by the city government. But the expense of providing transportation, food and lodging for 3,500 children and their families is overwhelming. Private volunteers and organizations such as One World institute and Asia America Initiative assist with non-medical needs. Toys for Christmas add to a joyful healing process.

Long-Term Impact

This program is an international model of donor kindness and global peace. By surviving, and spreading hope, the multi-ethnic child cancer patients inspire their neighbors in large impoverished communities. For children living in dire poverty the influence of violent crime and militant extremism is a constant temptation. This holistic program can empower entire communities to have hope.

Resources

http:/​/​www.asiaamerica.org
AAI Website
AAI Facebook
news article House of Hope Christmas Season 2016

Organization Information

Asia America Initiative

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.asiaamerica.org/​
Project Leader:
Albert Santoli
Washington, D.C United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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