Project Catalog
A family of four stands in front of their home in an impoverished Manila neighborhood.

Project 0214

Education in the Philippines

Children's Center (Friendship Home)

Donate to help transform lives


In the slums of Manila, vulnerable boys and girls live in extreme poverty, with little hope of ever escaping the generational poverty of their parents and grandparents. Sometimes, these children are even orphaned or abandoned, leaving them to fend for themselves on the harsh city streets.

While they may become invisible to others, they are not forgotten by God, and he has raised up Brother Luis Ortiz to provide them with a path out of their situation.  Brother Luis founded the Friendship Home to give children like these a place where they can find love, peace and hope. Help us empower this work of mercy and bless another 175 children and their families in the coming year.

Our Global Work

In everything we do, we remain focused on the Lord, serving with humility, fervor and love, and advancing Catholic evangelization. We work in partnership with church-based ministries and other faith-based organizations, creating and ideal synergy for the greatest impact.

Young girl smiling

Change Even More Lives

Giving monthly is a small way to have a big impact. Your regular support empowers our ministry to respond to urgent needs and fulfill our long-term projects across the world.

Become a Cross Mission Partner today and experience the joy of changing lives every month through your gift.

Financial Accountability

At Cross Catholic, we meticulously honor the intent of our donors. All proceeds are restricted for the specific project for which they are raised. In that rare event that more funds are received than are required for a specific project, the additional funds will be used to meet the most urgent needs.

Fundraising & Administrative Expenses 5.97%
More than 94 percent of all organizational expenses, including donated goods, went directly to programs that help the poor.
Audited Financials FY2023

Donations from this campaign will be used to cover any expenditures for this project incurred through June 30, 2025, the close of our ministry’s fiscal year. In the event that more funds are raised than needed to fully fund the project, the excess funds, if any, will be used to meet the most urgent needs of the ministry.