Many years ago, The Ties Program implemented “Project Kindness” via our sister organization World Ties, a 501(c)(3) non profit organization that supports children and families in Ties’ countries. So that our efforts are focused, we try to find a place, or a group of children, and build a relationship that enhances the lives of the community we touch.
House of Refuge is home to 50 children. Located in a residential neighborhood in the city of metro Manila. In September 2008, Bea Evans, co-director of The Ties Program, had the opportunity to spend a significant amount of time with the children and staff of the House of Refuge. Glady Bunao, the directress of the facility, strongly supports Filipino Ties and has offered to assist Ties families in any way she can, including inviting the group to visit the House of Refuge for a meal and time with the kids who live there.
In the morning hours of November 21, 2008, a fire broke out at The House of Refuge in the living area for 21 boys and staff. An overheated electrical fan is to blame for the destruction of clothing, toys, bedding, personal belongings and much more. Thankfully, no one was injured. Thanks to the generous support of Ties families, World Ties, the 501(c)(3) sister organization to The Ties Program, was able to provide financial support to aide with short- and long-term needs.