Founded in 1890, the San Jose de Malambo orphanage houses 150 children. Of the 150 children, 27 are infected with the HIV virus. These children range from infancy to 18 years of age and live in the pediatric AIDS dormitory/clinic at the Malambo Orphanage. For more than 116 years, the orphanage has been managed by The Daughters of Saint Vincent. To help support the orphanage, Kimberly and Frank DeLape opened their hearts and give a Christmas party for the whole orphanage. The festivities include cake, pizza, clowns and a surprise visit by Santa (played by Frank DeLape). Each of the 150 children received 2 to 3 gifts each from Santa. The DeLapes believe that every one deserves a chance in life and everyone needs hope. Christmas day these orphans receive the gift of hope knowing someone cares about them.
Kimberly and Frank look forward to including this event in their yearly philanthropic initiatives.