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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: International, International Relief

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

Programs: Receive and administer funding for the lingap center, a shelter for abandoned or abused children in toledo city, cebu, philippines.

Community Stories

144 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Donor

Rating: 5

Once again I would like to encourage EVERYONE to donate to this incredible children's foundation. Lingap has not only saved children's lives but also educated and gave them the tools to literally turn their lives around. Without a doubt it is my absolute FAVORITE charity. The founder, John Drake, is truly an AMAZING individual. He and his Board of Directors personally pay for all administrative costs, hence, donors have the assurance that every cent they donate is used for the children. I know of no better return on my investment. Mr. Drake also regularly keeps all donors advised of current events. I feel blessed having interacted with him -- I think he's a living saint. Please check out their website (www.lingapcenter.org) and read the lovely and beautiful story of Lingap. I promise you, it will make you laugh and it will make you cry. Then please consider donating to their "Place At The Table Program" -- for a mere $300 a year they can house and educate a child. That's less than we spend everyday on coffee. Please think seriously about it, you won't be sorry!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Lingap Childrens Foundation is my VERY FAVORITE charity. It's unbelievable what John Drake has accomplished. Every penny donated is used for the children and not for any administrative costs, as Mr. Drake and his Board of Directors personally pay for all administrative expenses. These children who once lived on the street are now in school and attend Church. They anticipate that 21 children will be enrolled in college next year. Since education is the best defense against poverty, their lives will be totally changed. I love knowing that my mere $300 per year for Lingap's "Place At The Table" Program will feed, house and educate a child. What a fantastic return on such a small investment. Thank you, John for all you've done for these children and for the wonderful feeling I experience with each quarterly $75 donation.

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3 Eva R.

Donor

Rating: 5

Lingap is a great organization founded and headed by John Drake. He gives of himself --his time, energy, and money to make this organization possible. All donations go to help the kids -- none is used for administration costs. His organization has made a difference in the lives of children that otherwise would be street children. I highly recommend this organization. When you follow Lingap on their website, you can see what your money is doing. We support this cause and hope you will also.

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Donor

Rating: 5

We have known John Drake long before he founded Lingap Childrens Foundation. Having been in the Philippines on business for the company he worked for before his retirement, God laid it on his heart to do something for the children there. He has given his time, talent, and money to establish this foundation and continues to direct it making many trips each year to Toledo City, Cebu, Philippines. The children love him and he loves them. He updates us on the children just as if they were his own flesh and blood. He has made a difference and continues to make a difference in the lives of children. We are blessed to know John Drake and to support his work with the Lingap Foundation. Don & Eva Richardson

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Donor

Rating: 5

I first heard of Lingap when John Drake spoke at my parish. This is a life giving foundation that does miraculous work. The children benefit 100% from all donations. I have a few special groups that I cherish and try to help when I can, Lingap is #1. All donations are appreciated.

Thank you, John, and God bless you and everyone associated with Lingap.

4 Lisa161

Donor

Rating: 5

My family has supported this group for several years. They do a fantastic job of supporting those children that wouldn't otherwise have a chance in life. They teach them basic life skills as well as ready them for college. They support their college students with internships in the U.S. to help them be successful in their chosen careers.

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Donor

Rating: 5

The Lingap Children's Center isamazing! I first heard about them through my church in Marietta, Georgia. We have taken this foundation on as a church-wide mission and have many members who contribute regularly. The administrators pay all expenses out of their own pocket so 100 percent of donations go directly to the children who live there or to support the other programs they have in the community I have been a done for the past two years and have seen some amazing success stories come from children who live there. These children were abused and severely neglected. The Lingap Center educates them, houses them, and teaches them life skills. They recently celebrated their first college graduate!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I've been associated with LinGap a long time. It is THE MOST OUTSTANDING organization of it's kind.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a donor and promotor of Lingap since it's founding. Unlike most donors I have had the pleasure of visiting the Center in both it's old location and the fantastic new one, over the last 8 years.
I know the staff, children, and founder John Drake. I strongly urge all to support this effort to improve the lives of the street children.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Wonderful organization - wonderful cause. I know every penny I donate goes to those kids!

3

Donor

Rating: 5

A charity that puts 100% of donations towards helping children of need always gets my vote of approval

3 Denise114

Donor

Rating: 5

For years our Church sponsored a school in Haiti, only to find out that the funds were being misappropriated. Our pastor then looked to find a charitable organization that truly cared about the welfare of others that could be trusted with our stewardship. John Drake came to our Church and gave a talk on how the Holy Spirit called to him in the Philippines. This man unselfishly gave of himself to help the forgotten children there. Every dime that you donate to this organization goes to help the children have a home, get nourishment and get an education. The children he has helped have spoken at my Church to say how the Lingap Center saved their life. I admire John Drake and the work he does at the Lingap Center and I love the children there. For the price of a fast food dinner for your family you can sponsor a Place at the Table for a child and you can know that every dime ($25 a month) is spent on the child-- not some CEO. God Bless John Drake and the children of the Lingap Center.

2 kathrynbell1449

Donor

Rating: 5

John Drake keeps every Lingap child in his heart and and in our minds. I thank him for allowing others to help support those who serve as God's hands and feet on this important mission.

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Donor

Rating: 5

John has brought the story of the Lingap Children's Foundation to the First Presbyterian Church of Hillsdale, Michigan on several occasions. We are moved by how the Lord has worked through John and the Lingap family. Our Ladies' Society and our whole church mission support Lingap with conviction that this foundation is doing as Christ instructed--minister to the poor and needy.

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Donor

Rating: 5

A charity that utilizes 100% of what you donate to the cause is one in a million and that is exactly what the Lingap Children's Foundation is. This is our #1 charity now and for years to come. John Drake is exactly the kind of person you want to support and trust.