Donaldina cameron july 26 1869 january 4 1968 was a pioneer in the fight against slavery as a presbyterian missionary in san francisco s chinatown who helped more than 2 000 chinese immigrant girls and women escape from forced prostitution and indentured servitude. The kids are divided into small groups by grade groups are then lead by high school age volunteers.
Donaldina cameron a 19 year old new zealander arrived at this address in 1888 then the presbyterian mission house to teach sewing to residents of the mission all young chinese girls.
Donaldina cameron house. We put our christian faith in action to help people learn heal and thrive. Donaldina cameron house 920 sacramento street at joice built 1908 in 1873 the presbyterian church opened the occidental mission house at 920 sacramento street to rescue chinese girls and women from prostitution sweatshops and domestic service. Donaldina cameron arrived to the house at age 25 in 1895 originally to teach the girls how to sew but quickly became the superintendent after the death of her predecessor.
She was known as fahn quai or the white devil of chinatown as well as the angry angel of chinatown. This is a great deal considering that ymca will set you 40 a day this is my son s first year and he is having a great time doing meaningful things. The chinese exclusion act of 1882 which prohibited chinese men from sending for their families or.
But amidst surrounding ruin on one consecrated spot stands a solid brick wall unshattered by earthquake shock and unblackened by the breath of flame. 43 reviews of donaldina cameron house the cost of the cameron house daycamp this summer was 525 for 6 weeks of full day camp. Cameron house empowers generations of chinese american individuals and their families to fully participate in and contribute positively toward a healthy society.
The mission house had not been these girls first stop in the united states. By donaldina cameron the strange mysterious old chinatown of san francisco is gone and never more will be.