Given their stature and despite their fame and busy schedules, some benevolent celebrities like to pay it forward by helping others especially those in need. One charitable institution that has been a favorite for some of them is Child Haus Manila.
Child Haus, Ricky Reyes’ ‘baby’, is on its 13th year and continues to house and support cancer patients while undergoing treatment in various government hospitals. Child Haus Manila runs along the principles of hospice care and promotes the concept of holistic healing through its various programs, services and activities. It can accommodate up to 100 residents with free board and lodging.
Aside from its rooms for lodging, Child Haus boasts of facilities that make every individual’s stay – patient and parent/guardian alike, a truly significant one. This 380-square meter, seven-story establishment has two dormitories for children and nine for adults. It is the only home of its kind in the country with a playground, play and learn room, an entertainment area, a social hall, library, dispensary, milk feeding, dining area, laundry room, isolation rooms for delicate patients, a viewing deck and a garden.
Kindhearted and generous celebrities offer their share of assistance for various activities and services inside the house. Karylle drops by early in the morning with her dog to play with the kids. She leaves the dog with the kids then proceeds to the studio to do a show. She returns after to pick up her dog. Her mother, Zsa Zsa Padilla, is very supportive of her daughter’s advocacy.
Stars who extend support for Child Haus include Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera who celebrated her birthday there, VicSotto and Pauleen Luna, Ann Curtis, Julia Montes, Daniel Padilla and mom KarlaEstrada, golden stars GloriaRomero and AliciaAlonso, boy band 1:43 who dubbed Childhaus the movie theme song, EjayFalcon and Johan Santos of PBB, OgieDiaz, LuisManzano, reigning beauty queens and a host of other good hearted celebrities who are too many to mention.
Child Haus was built and developed by HansSy as a testament of his love and salute to his father, SM patriarch Henry Sy, Sr.
Apart from the generosity of Hans’ family, active partners and personalities in this heart-warming endeavor continue to shower and share whatever they can to uplift the lives of the patients in Child Haus.
Institutions such as government hospitals and charitable foundations and organizations maintain its stream of referrals of qualified patients not just here in Manila but in the provinces as well.
Child Haus (Center for Health Improvement & Life Development) is located on Agoncillo St. in Paco, Manila.
For more information call 9064395 and 9064295. Visit www.childhaus.ph
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