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  

The Lingap Foundation headed up by John Drake has helped so many needed children at the orphanage. He works endlessly to help them and has built them a school where they can be educated and live safely. He is a very generous person with his time and money as no administrative costs are taken from any donations to the foundation. We will continue to suppport him in any way that we can.

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I have seen LIngap Children's Foundation help children in the Philippines to realize their dreams through better education opportunities, improved living conditions, and most importantly the teaching of core values that promote love and peace for mankind. 100% of all funds raised go to the children. Nothing goes to support the administration of the Foundation. This means that my donation and that of many others all go to support the children. Can't ask more than that!

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The organization is incredible! I was looking to become a donor/volunteer and found the LinGap center and it was also the next town over from where my daughter is in the Philippines. I have visited the center and seen all the children and is was an uplifting experience. The whole staff does wonderful work there and the children as so well mannered and happy to see you. I happen to be from an area that has snow during the winter time and was showing the kids there the pictures and they were amazed. I later returned to the USA and sent out a BalikBayon box with art & school supplies in it and my fiencee gave it to them and you would think that got a brnd new game system. It was a wonderful experience to go there and see the children so please know that this foundation is making a difference in these childrens lives!! They are the only foundation that I found that 100% of your donation goes to the kids. Keep up the wonderful work you are doing there!!!

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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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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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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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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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