LINGAP CHILDRENS FOUNDATION

Rating: 5 stars   204 reviews

Issues: International

Location: PO Box 1553 % John F Drake Jackson MI 49204 USA

Mission: The Lingap Center provides hope for children who have suffered from child abuse, abandonment, neglect and exploitation. At the Center, we create a safe haven for kids who would otherwise be in life-threatening situations.
Geographic areas served: Toledo City, Cebu, Philippines
2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

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There is no doubt in my mind that this is one of the most charitable and caring organizations in the world.Why? 1.) 100% of the donations received go to help the Lingap children. No other organization does that. 2.) total commitment to help saving childrens lives and at the same time caring, educating, and loving these children 3.) a founder, John Drake, who donates so much of his time and finances to the Lingap center 4.) a commitment to contine to help other abused, neglected, and drying children Visit the Lingap center website and learn for yourself more about this FANTASTIC ORGANIZATION. May God continue to bless all of the Lingap children, the volunteers, and those who reach out to the Lingap Center.

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We started giving to Lingap a few years ago. John keeps us up to date on the happenings in that part of the world, and we know that every dollar we give goes directly to the kids and families in need. We do an automatic "Place at the Table" donation each month and know that by pledging like this, John can depend on our monthly gift, and make the best use of the money he can. We feel good giving to Lingap. Mike and Nancy Brown

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I think the most important thing to know about this charity is that 100% of your donation goes directly to helping kids live better lives. We heard John speak at our parish and were moved to help out. I know for certain that our money is put to excellent use and that helps us feel great about giving regularly.

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This organization does great work. I'm pleased to contribute and support its life-changing activity.

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In the two years that our parish has worked with John Drake and the Lingap Center, he has done amazing things. Children who were society's discards now have a place where they can eat and get an education, and it all started on a shoestring. John is a straightforward and honest man, and I know that the money that I give them is put to tremendous use.

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This is such a worthy charity. Street children and orphans are put in a caring home and sent to school to be productive and model members of society. Truly changing their future for the best. You can go to their website and see the joy in these children's faces. All donations are applied 100% for the benefit of the children. A foundation truly founded on LOVE.

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The Lingap Children's Foundation is outstanding, if you are looking for an exceptional charity. The donations are 100% applied for the benefit of the orphans and the operation of the orphanage . My daughter and her husband went to visit this facility and were so impressed on how the children are so well-mannered, cheerful , and healthy. They have a family-like environment, with the older ones caring for the younger ones. They have well-rounded personalities and go to the schools in their locality. They are being taught self-sufficiency and trained to be future contributing members of society. Some of them are going to college and high school . Do go to their website and see for yourself.

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This is a very well run orphanage in the Philippines. Donations are always receipted and all all of the monies are spent to run the orphanage. The orphans are sent to good schools and are trained to be responsible individuals, learning how to work and helping the younger ones.

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Seeing it grow and improve exponentially.

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Not change anything. It is very well run.

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John and Judy and Lingap demonstrate everything that you always wish a nonprofit organization could be. 100% of donations goes to help children. I am proud to donate to Lingap, and never hesitate to recommend it to friends and family when they are looking for a cause to support.

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Rating: 5 stars  

After hearing John Drake speak at our church about the work he does at the Lingap center with the poorest of the poor, my children wanted to help. They did a fundraiser at school and when it was time to donate they were fortunate enough to have Mr. Drake and a few of his kids from Lingap, who were in town visiting, come and receive their donation. They shared their heart wrenching stories and Mr. Drake shared all that he's been able to do to help so many. When parents heard that 100% of the donations would go to the kids many were encouraged to become regular donors.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Lingap is an organization that gives 100% of my donation to the kids and facility in the Philippines. John and Judy Drake give their time totally free of any monetary benefits. How many of us can claim that amazing attribute. The work that is being done for the 90 plus children is amazing. Education is of the highest priority and John has all of the kids going to private schools so they can get an excellent education and a path to success. All I can say is Wow!!!

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Life-changing

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Rating: 5 stars  

Our experience is that this organization is devoted to only one intrest, to benefit needy children. This organization develops their self-worth and provides children with a real future. Excellent way to show how to love others in need.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Lingap Center is an incredible foundation that saves children from unimaginable conditions in the Phillipines. It offers them a safe home and education, and allows them to grow and help others in turn. In addition to caring for the children in the orphanage, the foundation also educates and feeds as many other children as possible. John and Judy Drake are very passionate about their foundation, and are continually finding new ways to better the lives of these children.

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For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

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Very Well

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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