The House of Charity 10802 Sugar Hill Drive, Suite A. Houston, Texas 77042 Telephone: +1-713-266-8002,  Fax: +1-713-266-8003, Email:
PERSONAL NOTE After working with Burn victims for over 20 years I have seen how fast life can change. I have experienced seeing children play happily in their courtyard and the next moment accidentally burned by Fire, Hot water or simply slipping in a hot pot of milk. Never thinking that my life would change in a moment as well. In August 2015, I was on one of my usual Medical Missions to Pakistan, very healthy as always, I self- diagnosed myself with breast cancer. After that; a mammogram, an ultrasound, CT scan, PET scan, video- assisted thoracoscopic surgery and biopsies I received the diagnosis of triple negative grade 3 breast cancer. It is impossible to explain how I felt; the fear gripped me tightly and began to squeeze me in its hands. I had no family history of cancer, I was healthy with no other health issues so   I tried to convince myself that it wasn't real, but it was real.  My family, friends and health professionals assured me that I would be fine, there is a cure and …… BUT it didn’t help I slowly started to realize that I have cancer and I didn’t know what would happen – ONLY GOD knew.  It felt like it a death sentence. A breast cancer diagnosis turned my world upside down 16 chemo infusions, 37 radiation sessions, 5 emergency room admissions, lumpectomy, vocal cord paralysis and then correction surgery, fatigue, mobility difficulties, pain, depression and  fear. Cancer took so much from me mentally, physically and spiritually that there was nothing left. It scared me when looked into the mirror unable to recognize that hairless woman looking back at me. Yesterday, I was a normal person had everything going for me and today I’m working hard to live. What a roller coaster ride!  After 18 months of  a breast cancer marathon I am blessed to be alive,  healthy and working on what has always been my passion of helping children in need. Thank you! Hashmat Effendi
Hashmat Effendi is a woman often compared to an angel from heaven. As the founder of the House of Charity, her efforts have contributed in helping hundreds of thousands of suffering children worldwide. Starting humanitarian work at a very young age, she soon realized that this was truly her passion.  Effendi organizes teams of medical professionals from the United States to travel to various developing countries and perform surgeries for children with congenial deformities and severe burns.  These medical missions occur all over the world in countries such as India, Bolivia, Vietnam, Egypt, Nairobi, Mexico, Thailand, and Morocco. Travelling around the globe, Hashmat witnessed extremely poverty- stricken areas throughout the world, and because of this, her heart lies in the venture to help the underprivileged.   Hashmat Effendi's experiences in charitable work have been persistent all throughout her life. At a young age, Effendi became known for her commitment to serve people. On her walks home, she often distributed vitamins to the needy children in her area.  She would also bring poor children home with her to bathe and feed them. As she grew older her charitable contributions increased, her efforts went into volunteering at orphanages, teaching poor girls to sew, and distribute food, candies and books.  In recognition of her services she received her first award in 1976 for being 'The Most Helpful Student.' Effendi received numerous awards throughout her adolescence. Nevertheless, what is more important is that she has made a positive difference in the lives of many children.   "On behalf of the House of Charity, I would like to thank all the supporters, volunteers, and doctors for giving generous support to our organization and helping the children and making a difference in their lives." Said Hashmat Effendi
Hashmat Effendi  Executive Director
Lin Fay Office Manager
Bushra Hasan Program Manager
Yvonne Young Office Assistant & Research
Billy Williams Maintenance and Inventory
Richard Alvarado Corte Healing Home Custodian
Rose Sims Office Custodian
Board of Advisory Aisha Ghuman Alisa Ali Ayesha Patel Gabriela Nomura Jabeen Ali Naureen Ali Dr. Noreen Pirzada Parvine Ali, RN Rida Fatima Rubina khan Byramji Rubina Parveez Khan Sadaf Patel Sarah Patel
Wardah Effendi Patient coordinator
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