Aspen Philippines is the most recently established business within the Aspen Group, and was officially launched in March 2012.
In true Aspen spirit, the employees of this newly formed business embraced 2012 Mandela Day and selected the House of Refuge Foundation as their beneficiary.
This Children's Home is in desperate need of a range of items including clothing, linen, shoes, towels, toys, funding and educational items to name but a few. The team at Aspen Philippines went to great lengths to collect a vast number of items which were handed over to the Children's Home on July 18. The donations included gift bags filled with toys and goodies, school bags containing school supplies, food, slippers, books, toiletries comprising a toothbrush, soap, towels, toothpaste and vitamins. Kitchen appliances as well as a financial donation from the Aspen Philippines employees were also gifted to the House of Refuge Foundation.
About the House of Refuge Foundation
This Halfway House for abandoned, neglected and street children is a Philippine Children's Ministries Network that seeks to help physically and sexually abused children from the ages of 4 to 18 years. Most of the children are abandoned, neglected and orphaned and in need of special protection.
The Foundation offers a range of programmes and services that include:
- Long-term Housing and Residential Care
- Foster Care
- Adoption Services
- Education and Training
- Spiritual Formation
- Primary Education
In addition to the Centre that Aspen Philippines supported in Marikina City, the Foundation also provides two facilities in the Metro Manila and National Capital Regions.