Christian Bale founds a 'village' of 12 houses for 70 foster children for $22 million

Hollywood actor Christian Bale has become a social hero.

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
11 February 2024 Sunday 16:11
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Christian Bale founds a 'village' of 12 houses for 70 foster children for $22 million

Hollywood actor Christian Bale has become a social hero. On February 7, the interpreter publicly presented the Together California shelter, a group of residences designed to house orphaned children.

The artist has created these houses with the help of Tim McCormick, the well-known former United States basketball player. The overall project costs around $22 million, an amount to which some great figures from the world of film and art have contributed with valuable donations (such as actor Leonardo Dicaprio).

The actor from films like The Fighter, Vice, The Big Short and American Hustle and his team have been planning the construction of the group of houses that will house children without families for a long time. The complex is located in a municipality called Palmdale, a town that is located 100 kilometers from Los Angeles, more specifically in the well-known Antelope Valley.

The main idea is that children can live with their siblings in the middle of nature. There they will have assistance from the team that will provide them with security, food, access to healthcare, education, etc. There are 12 houses and 2 apartments distributed over 700 square meters.

Happy and content to be able to give more than 70 children the opportunity to have a home and belong to a community, the actor opened up to the media outlet The Hollywood Reporter: ''Together California is something completely new, totally transformative and necessary. Imagine the absolute pain and trauma of losing your parents or being separated from them, and on top of that losing your brothers and sisters. "That's no way to treat children."

In his statements to the aforementioned media, Bale extols the importance of places like this and reflects on the hope that this is only the first 'village' of this type and that, over time, many more can be built.

''Therefore, we are going to be the epicenter for all this. I hope that this town is the first of many, and I hope that the people, Californians and Angelenos, know how to join us to open their eyes to what is happening right under our noses. They are our children, and we must help them. "This is going to be one of the most important projects we work on in Los Angeles County as a place of youth transformation," he said excitedly.