Asia America Initiative supports the House of Hope, a center for children with cancer at the Southern Mindanao Medical Center in the city of Davao in the Mindanao region of the Philippines. The special quality of this hospital is that it is the only such center providing life saving treatment for children free of charge in a population of 50 million in the southern Philippines.
In June, 2018, Asia America Initiative expanded its toy giving program at the House of Hope. Donations from you, our Global Giving donors, were used to provide toys and books shipped from the United States and to purchase more gifts of love from local markets. "These toys are gifts of love," says volunteer coordinator Mr. Pidot. Positive morale and confident attitudes are the catalysts for healing in childen who suffer from life threatening diseases. We hope to have a toy and book given to each child as they arrive to the hospital, every day. "Children are naturally hesitant and often afraid when they arrive -- as are their families. A simple toy can make all the difference in the world to a young child. A friend who can be a constant companion as they undergo treatment. This creates an outlet for a child to express their fear and to see a more hopeful and comforting world."
In preparation for Christmas Season, we have pledged to continue our assistance healing support programs in House of Hope and other cancer and rare diseases treatment centers.
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