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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

cityschultz

Donor

Rating: 5

John Drake spoke at our church and we have been donors ever since - giving monthly. 100% of the overhead is handled by the Board, so every penny you donate goes to the children. John was asked to help and God has worked through his generous hands to help these children - in a personal way - and to bless the donors, with the knowledge they can be part of this blessing.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I heard John speak at a mission week at our church. His devotion and passion to these children moved us to become monthly donors. His personal contact with us throughout the year is remarkable. the earthquake and typhoon were a personal experience to us, as we learned of the children's generosity towards others. Beauty blossoms where God's love exists...it has unfolded to include not only those children that have grown and shared as they do..but it had enriched us as well. It should be noted that 100% of your donation goes to the children, the Board absorbs the expenses.

Maureen45

Donor

Rating: 5

I had the great good fortune to spend a weekend at the Lingap Center in 2010 as a guest of John Drake, the Founder, and had an amazing experience. This opportunity came about because I was working in Cebu, Philippines at the time and happened to be a member of Transfiguration Catholic Church in Atlanta, Ga. Transfiguration was launching a partnership with Lingap and I offered to go to the center and write a report for my Pastor. In short, Lingap Center is an extraordinary place and the work that has been done so far to give the children not just a chance to survive but an opportunity to thrive and share their God-given talents with the world puts Lingap in a class of its own. In my view and from my observations and experience, the Lingap Center is a reflection of the Holy Spirit working through mortal men and women here on earth. The Lingap Center is indeed divinely inspired and is a model for others to follow. God Bless the continued work of John and his team at the Lingap Center. Maureen Kennedy Shanahan

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Donor

Rating: 5

Having a Filipino father and always being interested in helping Filipino children to lead a better life than their parents, I was very impressed after learning about John Drake's efforts for the Lingap Children's Foundation. Since then, my husband Gene and I have contributed to Drake's efforts to provide these children with a "hand up" rather than a "hand out" approach, which is what my father would have done without hesitation. We are amazed at what this man has achieved since devoting the rest of his life for the benefit of these Filipino children.

Frances & Gene Schayer

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Donor

Rating: 5

If you want to make a difference, then Lingap is an organization where you can have significant impact. My wife and I support a number of organizations in both education and child welfare, and I can say with certainty this is the one where I know our support is completely focused on those whom the mission serves. We are each made in the image and likeness of Christ, unique and never to be repeated. John Drake and the Lingap center trustees understand this at their core, and I have profound respect for their tireless servant leadership.
Rick H

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Donor

Rating: 5

I corresponded with John Drake last night on the internet, and asked him why he couldn't just take a break from his tireless work for the Lingap Center, and his answer amazed me. He said "Keep in mind that I really do love what I do….." That was all I needed to hear to know that this has to be the best charity in the world. John is so committed and every dime goes to some of the most needy kids in the world.
Please consider supporting this very worthwhile charity.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a donor to the Lingap Center since its inception, and this is one of the best causes I have ever been associated with. The children who are helped by the Lingap Center are some of the most fortunate children on the planet. These children started with much less than nothing, and the Lingap Center gives them hope, food, shelter and a new life. What I like best is that all donations go directly to the kids. The overhead and administration is covered by the generous people who started the center, so you know that all your money will help feed and clothe kids directly. I personally have known John for 30 years, and his honesty and integrity in starting the Lingap Center is unparalleled. This is one of the best charities around. I will support it as long as I have the resources to do so. The kids deserve a chance in life. This charity gives them one.

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Donor

Rating: 5

When people are thinking about a charity, one thing that they may wonder about is how much of the money that is donated is used for running the charity i.e. administration, and what percentage actually goes to the beneficiaries of the charity. In the case of the Lingap Children's Foundation, 100% of the donations go directly to the kids.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have known John Drake for many years and am in awe of his work for the Lingap center. His diligence in pursuit of this ministry are almost indescribable. We are so happy to be at least a small part of this effort as donors.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have heard Mr. John Drake speak twice about his foundation. He is the real deal and does incredible work making real change for the better in the lives of the children of the Philippines.

Donor

Rating: 5

John Drake spoke at our church, St John The Evangelist, in Jackson, Michigan, a number of years ago and convinced us of the great work being done at the Lingap Center. We have been donors for several years because,we have met some of the children, as well as receiving updates by our Pastor and some of our parishioners that have visited the center. It is a well run organization that puts 100% of the donations into the needs of the children. Honest and trustworthy. Please help!

Donor

Rating: 5

John Drake came and spoke to St. Laurence Catholic Church in Sugar Land, Texas where we are parishioners. As a result we became "Place at the Table" sponsors and will continue to support this great cause. Everyone should consider adding this great cause to their "basket" of charities to support!