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November 15, 2012

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November 15, 2012

Lingap is dedicated to helping the forgotten and vulnerable children of the Philippine society. While providing physical assistance, they also give the greater gift of hope and a path to success. It warms my heart when I read the success stories.

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November 15, 2012

I met John many years ago at Concumers Power and saw the way he treated people and how he approached his work. I can say he looks after the less fortunate and accepted the challenge he felt was necessary for his kids.Thanks John..is a pro

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November 15, 2012

My wife and I have personally visited the Lingap Center in Toledo City, Cebu and seen the direct result of the donations and efforts of staff to rescue these children. One will never understand true poverty until you see the eyes of children who were once abandoned like trash but now have hope and love surrounding them. Conditions in the Philippines are beyond description, and Lingap Center is one of the few bright rays of hope in this community. Every child in this program is involved in education; one of the tenets of this charity is that education provides a pathway out of poverty. 100% of every dollar donated goes direct to the care and support of the children, and even small donations make a huge difference there. I do not give to many charities because I'm unsure where the money ends up, but with Lingap I know from my own eyes and spending 48 hours with the children that this is a cause worth supporting.

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November 15, 2012

Of the charitable organizations to which I contribute LINGAP is at the top of the list. John Drake took what was less than a run down place and made a living center for children the like of which is hard to compare. The outreach programs spun off from this touch the lives of hundreds more with a message of love and caring in the spirit of the Gospel. It was a wonderful day when I came to know Lingap.

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November 13, 2012

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November 13, 2012

The LINGAP CHILDREN'S FOUNDATION is GIFT to ALL OF US. Through this Foundation led by John Drake: The LESS FORTUNATE children are given the opportunity to feel the LOVE that was snatched and stolen from them. Children are being cared wholistically - PHYSICALLY, EMOTIONALLY AND SPIRITUALLY. The FORTUNATE - the children once that were blessed for having been LOVED are given the opportunity to SHARE their BLESSINGS through their talents, time and financial support. The MOST FORTUNATE like John Drake and his family and the STAFF of LINGAP who GAVE THEMSELVES for the service of the LESS FORTUNATE CHILDREN. Thank you for sharing the opportunity to be a part of this MEANINGFUL JOURNEY.

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November 11, 2012

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November 11, 2012

John and Judy Drake have established an organization which sets the gold standard for charitable giving with the Lingap Center. When ever have you been able to donate money towards the benefit of children (shelter, food, education, clothing and most important safety) knowing that 100% of your contribution goes directly to the needy? Kudos and blessings to this group. Our world is a little kinder today because of your efforts. Bravo!

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November 11, 2012

The Lingap Childrens Foundation is located in an area of severe poverty, it is more than an orphanage to 100 abandoned 'throw away' kids and street beggars. The children have nothing. These children are totally dependent. We are their one source for daily existence. The Lingap Center is vital and dynamic to the children and people in the surrounding area. John Drake arranged for water to the orphanage and made it available to the village. John is educating the Lingap kids and initiated a Community Education Out Reach to the community children, John created a nuturing, safe and secure facility and initiated a 'Place at the Table' for the community. The Lingap Center is a true Beacon of Hope to the entire community. The Lingap Orphanage is so much more than John Drake. He has created a dynamic children's foundation with Board of Directors and a management team, AND all organizational costs are gratis; free and clear of the Lingap Center, with 100% of your donation going directly to food and clothing and education of children.

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November 11, 2012

I have known John and Judy Drake for many years, being members of Queen of the Miraculous Medal Church. I know them both to be honest, humble, loving Christians who truly care about the children in Lingap Center. They consider it an privilege and honor to serve the poorest, most neglected in Toledo City, in the Philippines. All donations to Lingap go directly to serve the children. I can only imagine how much money the Drakes have spent from their own pockets on their many trips to the Center alone. There are so many reasons I can think of to support their efforts but the biggest one I can think of is knowing that there is NO overhead, all donations go to the Lingap Center. John takes the time (and expense) to send out newsletters to contributors to keep us updated on the strides being made so we can see where our money is being used. I feel the love exuding from these newsletters and consider myself to be, not only a supporter of Lingap, but a member of the Lingap family.

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November 11, 2012
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September 20, 2010

The is a special organization that provides both shelter, food, schooling to many children in Cebu. The results have been amazing, children are off the streets, back in school, attending church and a... more

November 11, 2012
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Helping the unwanted and homeless children with Love, Support and Schooling. All the donations go directly to the children.

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September 20, 2010

The is a special organization that provides both shelter, food, schooling to many children in Cebu. The results have been amazing, children are off the streets, back in school, attending church and are receiving loving care.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing a recent video where the children were singing a wonderful happy song.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Provide more support

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Effective use of the donations, and seeing positive results in the children faces.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Loving, caring and dedicated to the children

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Reach out and help more children.

Ways to make it better...

Has started my support earlier

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

sustaining monthly support, obtaining decent transportation for the shelter.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

November 9, 2012

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November 9, 2012

I had the pleasure of hearing John Drake speak at my church on several occasions. He impressed with his sincerity and deep love for the children in the Philippines. I recently signed up online to become a donor and within 30 minutes John Drake called me personally to thank me.

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