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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

145 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Nancy78

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a professional with expertise in this field, I recognize the extraordinary work being done at Lingap, using wonderful best-practices. As a result of their consistent great work, I am now both a volunteer and regular donor. John Drake and this group are committed, passionate professionals with a wildly successful program, that should be copied by other organizations.

Previous Stories

Donor

Rating: 5

John Drake is tireless in telling people the good news of the many successes of the Lingap Center. He has visited our church several times and is generous with his time, answering questions, showing photos, and telling stories. The children who find food, shelter, and education through Lingap are thriving, and several are now in college. (One has graduated college!) The Lingap Foundation is truly working miracles! My family donates to a program called "A Place at the Table" that helps the Center buy food for the kids. We consider this money very well invested! They also have a talented choir, and they sound like angels!

Donor

Rating: 5

The Lingap Center does not only shelter and feed the body and soul of the street kids but also give them hope through education. It also goes beyond by extending its arms to the most depressed areas by spreading the Word of God to the poorest of the poor. Recently it has raised the bar for similar foundations when the US Peace Corps in the country wrote to its President, John Drake that it is the best managed for its kind in the Philippines.

Donor

Rating: 5

This is truly a gress roots miracle. One man can make a difference! The Lingap Center was founded several years ago by an American business executive, who saw a desperate new and responded. Thousands of Philli[pine children, many of them orphans, have been impacted by this man's cause. Food , shelter, and, most importantly, education are being provided where these children have nothing. Because of this man's efforts, street children are in school, including several now in college. 100% of donations accepted go to the children. The Foundation is administred completely by volunteers. You can be sure that your donations to the Lingap Childrens Foundation are for a worthy cause.

Rebecca51

Donor

Rating: 5

What a testimony to the power of one! It all began years ago when an American business man was troubled by the neglet and abuse he witnessed of street children in the Philippines. As he will tell in his story, he tried to ignore the call, thinking, "what can I, one man, do?" Fast forward several years and now hundreds of children have been raised from the grasp of poverty and dispair and given food, shelter, education and hope. I have met some of the beautiful children....how smart, loving and grateful they are. They are the living example of what can come by simply heeding the call. Are you being called to help someone, maybe the Lingap center, today?

Donor

Rating: 5

The Lingap Center is very well run and helps so many children. Children are given food, shelter, education and so much more. I have reviewed many charity organizations over the years and want to make sure my donations are being put to the best use. I know of no other place where my donation will make as much of a positive impact on the lives of children who desperately need it as the Lingap Childrens Foundation. John Drake and the Lingap Center are doing great work. I have known John for over 30 years and have been donating to the Lingap Center since it was started and continue to be impressed with the work that John Drake and the Lingap Center do to help the children.

Donor

Rating: 5

100% of the donated money goes to the kids. Need I say more?

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Donor

Rating: 5

We leave been donors for more than two years, the fact that every penny goes to the children is amazing. There are no overhead costs in running the charity. When they heard that I was being treated for cancer, I received a beautiful letter telling me of their concern and that they would be praying for ME! The letter was signed by each child and staff member, this is what a caring society Lingap is creating. Our money is well spent.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Beside the fact that 100% of our donation goes direct to the children of the LindGap Center, it is even more impressive the dedication of director John Drake and his staff have to the children. Their dedication is also evident in the continual up dates we receive concerning the childrens progress as they journey to becoming self supporting, and caring christian adults. Deacon Jack kowalski.

Donor

Rating: 5

If you can help the neediest of the needy and know that 100% of your donation is going to do just that, what more can you ask. The Lingap Center does wonderful work. The impact has been extremely positive. We love to hear John's stories about the children and families touched by the center. What is more, the people are so appreciative. We are happy to be a small part of this project.

Donor

Rating: 5

The Lingap Center has touched my heart sine I first learned of it several years ago. John Drake's personal involvement and commitment to the Center is unlike anyone I've ever seen. It is obvious that he is loved and respected at Lingap by the reactions of the children to him when he visits. That doesn't come by someone just sending money. I am happy to be able to sponsor 2 children at the Center--only wish I could do more.