Lingap Childrens Foundation

Rating: 5 stars   212 reviews

Nonprofit Issues:

International

Address:

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

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Lingap Center has brought hope and love to so many children of the Phillipines! The children are cared for, fed, clothed and educated. Some of the children are now attending college and this in a country where previously "street children" were simply ignored and not even treated as people! John Drake, who founded the Lingap Center, is truly inspirational. 100% of our donations go to the children directly; there are no "administrative" percentages taken from the donations!! John Drake visits the Center personally often and invites any donors and volunteers to visit also! The children are also cared for spiritually which is also a very important aspect of the Lingap Center.

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My husband and I first heard about the Lingap center from the founder, John Drake, himself when he spoke at our church. We were struck by the love and absolute self-giving of John to these orphans in the Philippines. He is truly a devoted servant of God who felt challenged to make a difference in the lives of these poor children of the Philippines. It is amazing to see what he has accomplished and how many lives of children there have been improved by the Lingap center. We are impressed that 100% of our donations go directly to the children and that John is always available personally to answer our questions about the Center. While we haven't been able to visit the Lingap Center personally yet, we hope to go one day!!

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We've seen the recent documentary detailing the work of the Lingap Center at a recent fundraiser dinner.

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I wouldn't make any changes to the organization. John Drake runs a very efficient organization and is an effective fundraiser. We always receive prompt verification and receipts for our donations.

 
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Wbark50: I have personally visited the Lingap Center to see the great work that is happening there and the children whose lives are literally being saved because of Lingap and the people associated with this effort. 100% of all donations go toward the care and education of the clildren. Having visited and worked in the Philippines over the last 20 years I know first hand that the need is much greater than Lingap can provide. But their efforts are makeing the lives of children better one child at a time. I Pray God's continued Blessings.

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The Lingap Center is making a huge difference in the lives of so many children. Thank you for all you do! I'm proud to support their efforts and blessed to be able to touch the lives of these beautiful kids.

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We know that 100 % of our donations go directly to the Lingap Center and that the Lingap Childrens Foundation works so diligently to get the absolute most for every dollar. It is amazing to hear the stories of just how much has been accomplished. If you haven't gone to the website, I highly recommend it for an incredibly inspirational journey.

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I first heard about the Lingap Childrens Foundation through an article in the Detroit Free Press. They are doing wonderful work with the 'street' children they take care of. I enjoy receiving the updates John Drake sends every so often. I also like that all of the donations go to the children and that all costs associated with running the charity are paid for by the board.

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We, the flower children of the 60s, were going to change the world. A few of us have. John Drake is one. John lived a comfortable life as a senior executive of a Michigan company. He has a happy married life in a great town with two kids to be proud of. But John had a memory. It was that of his Vietnam era navy service in the Philipines. He saw a lot of poverty and suffering particulalarly among the street children. He never forgot but more importantly he did something about it. This one man in faraway America began, built and continues to support a facility for poor and abused children. It is an amazing act of love for which I am happy to be an ongoing contributor. Joseph and Tisha Gallagher .

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My wife and I first heard the Lingap Foundation story presented by John Drake while attending church. John's story touched our hearts so deeply that we immediately felt the need to help these homeless children by contributing financially. We decided to sponsor a child "At the Table", knowing that 100% of our donation supports the child for one full year. The second year, we supported two chilren "At the Table". It is heartfelt to us knowing that several of the Lingap children are now in college. Just imagime, because of what Lingap provides, homeless children are now in college and have a chance to become positive contributors, not only taking care of themselves, but also helping others. We are thankful to be able to help children and John Drake, along with the dedicated staff of The Lingap Foundation.

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John Drake and the Lingap Center are the ultimate, highly-leveraged, grass roots organization. Why is it highly leveraged? Because John and his board members pay all administrative costs for fund raising. Every dollar collected goes to the Center in Toledo City, Phillipines. Why is it the ultimate grass roots program? Because it's private donations that fund the Center. There's no government involvement, other than the placement of Peace Corps volunteers. Yes, John was solicited by the Peace Corps to see whether he'd accept a volunteer. Usually, it's the other way around. But, Lingap Center has a reputation in the international community as a game-changing, terrifically effective program. John Drake is a tremendous force for good, and is truly a visionary.

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The Lingap Center uses all its donations to aid the children at their center in the Phillipines. I like knowing that all I contribute goes to support the center. I especially like the fact that my donation is not used to send requests to me further donations. John has a great program set up to make donating convenient.

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The Lingap center has served as a beacon of hope for the neglected and abused children in the Philippines. It has become the standard by which other charity institutions are modeled. I thank John D, for his generous and and unrelenting commitment to improve the lot of these children. He inspires all of us.

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