Over 1.8 million nonprofits and charities for donors, volunteers and funders

2020 Top-Rated Nonprofit

Lingap Childrens Foundation

16,291 pageviews

Add to Favorites

Share this Nonprofit

Donate

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

398 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

To Tito John, Tita Judy, and all the Lingap Sponsors- I thank you with all my heart.

I feel blessed that I am a part of the lingap family. A place where I can assure myself that I am safe. A place where I was able to enhance and develop myself to become a better person. A place where I can see hope and love. And because of that, I am blessed.

Again I thank you so much for the continuous support.

Lots of love and gratitude:):)

Previous Stories
1

Client Served

Rating: 5

A pleasant day! I'm Shiela one of the  lingap ward,due of my family status at the age of 8 I was send in this foundation. In this haven I am provided with  the necessities that help me to become healthy in all aspect of life. And also, because of the support and aid given to me I become a literate person which makes me fortunate from the others. Words are not enough to say how grateful I am to the lingap benefactors, sponsors, and the people who lead and guide me to the brighter future.

Thank you!:):)

rosslyn36

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Hi..I'm Ross Lyn Grace Ventic Education /Program Coordinator at the Lingap Center Foundation. I know how challenging it is just running a small center like ours and appreciate the enormous effort put in by many people in center. We would like to express our appreciation for your remarkable service as a member of the Lingap Center . The contributions you have made to our center over the past years have been invaluable to us.I have received the greatest benefit of anything I can imagine from my studies and also with job, health, life and something meaningful to do with this life). I cannot imagine any possible way to truly express my thanks for having that now and what I have to look forward to every day.


Previous Stories

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Hello everyone. I am asking all of you again to support the Lingap Children's Foundation, for it continues to extend its wonderful help to all its beneficiaries. As a staff working at the Center for about 12 years already, (and counting..) I have witnessed the multiple transformations in the lives of these children. Apart from these, I also recently finished my bachelor's degree through the assistance of Lingap. To all our benefactors, to Tito John and Tita Judy Drake, thank you once again!

Read more
1 just in34

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Lingap Center has been a home and a family for me for more than a year. Sharing life's experiences with the children and realizing how lucky we are to become part of the growing Lingap Family. Working with children who once thought that dreams and goals in life are only for those who have a healthy normal family life, helping them rebuilt themselves and envision a good life ahead with the help of Tito John and our generous benefactors is a heart-warming and fulfilling experience. Touching their lives and witnessing their transformation into a beautiful person, providing them access to have better and productive lives through their education. Here at the center we are forever grateful and always value everything and everyone from great to small.

Previous Stories
1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I started working at the Center just this year and I have discovered not just a workplace full of employees and kids, but a family. Lingap has given these children a second chance - nourishing their bodies and soul, and most importantly equipping them with the mightiest weapon they could have which is EDUCATION. Tito John's vision for all of them have been instilled in each of them, with the over 30 college graduates we have from various professional fields. Additionally, our newly - inaugurated building also is a testament of how great the dedication of everyone in achieving the mission and vision of Lingap. With these, I am proud to say that I have been part of this great endeavor, and I look forward to be a part of the future transformations we could achieve to the lives of these God-given angels.

1 Caren_Villegas

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a staff in the center, I am humbled and grateful to our generous sponsors. They've been with us in our endeavors for the success of our children. Over the years, many lives have been touched, nurtured and transformed. It is our fervent prayer that they will never cease to give support to our children who were once hopeless, and now are hopeful. Our profound gratitude for the donors we receive for it heals a broken innocent being. Nonetheless, we (staff) are thankful to Tito John and Tita Judy for their support. We knew we are also being cared for as a part of a big and happy Lingap family.

Previous Stories
1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am happy to share that our kids are happy and excited for 2019 school year. The kids have enjoyed the planned summer activities that the staff designed for them and now they look forward to meeting old friends in school and making new acquaintances. The privilege that the kids enjoyed would not be possible without the support of our benefactors and sponsors. Thank you very much for all the support! , especially to Tito John and Tita Judy who never ceases to provide us with their guidance and unconditional love. God bless everyone!

Read more
1

Client Served

Rating: 5

To all our beloved BENEFACTORS/ DONORS , we are so grateful to have you in our life even though we're not related but you still help us. Because of your support , We are able to continue our studies ,have a CLEAN and SAFE HOME. THANK YOU FOR GIVING US the OPPORTUNITY to fulfill our DREAMS and to reach our GOALS.
THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU ALL!!!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

To my dearest donors, and sponsors, I would like to express my sincere gratitude for your generous donations.I really appreciate everything that you have done for me and the Lingap Center.I will continue to work hard to fulfill my dreams with your unconditional love.May God bless you and your family.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are thankful because there are people who are willing to support and help us to achieve our ambition especially the founder of Lingap Center. To all the supporters and benefactors we are heartily thankful for the support that you have given to us. We treasure your philanthropy and affection to us.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

To all our beloved sponsors and benefactors,
It is our great gratitude to express this memorable feelings that you have showed in us, you made us a real person that we could reach the highest peak of our future, you mold us to be more humble and stable to create a wonderful journey. This wouldn't happened without your unending support for us, We, the lingap children are very very proud of you all. We hope that you will continue to support us.

Previous Stories

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hi, my name is Sammy. I am 14 years old. I have 2 sisters and 1 brother and we all go to school. Three of us are in the Lingap Center because our family cannot afford our daily needs like food, water and especially education. That is why, I keep trying my best in studying hard and being good in school. We are very lucky that there is a Lingap Center who supports us throughout most of our lives. Thank you to our sponsors especially to Tito John!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I will give my deepest thanks to all the benefactors, donors, and supporters, for an endless support to as "The Lingap Children" who are in need.Giving us the great opportunity to continue our study, have a good shelter, and make things possible for us which we may seem impossible way back home.Being part of this Lingap family is so fulfilling that everyone enjoy each others company with "love and understanding."

Client Served

Rating: 5

On behalf of the Lingap kids, it's my pleasure to express my gratitude to you. I sincerely appreciate all the hard work that you've done for us to support our needs. Without you, we the Lingap kids can't pursue our studies, what we have been right now or what we're holding right now is your support. Because education is really so much important to us. We the Lingap kids are very thankful that God had sent some wonderful people who have a benevolent heart who is willing to extend their helping hands for us so that we can have a brighter future.

Client Served

Rating: 5

To all the donors and benefactors here at the Lingap Center, thank you for supporting us to reach our dreams and for the money that you give to us, because of it we have food to eat. I was so tremendously happy to all of you because of this I can finish my studies, reach my dreams and be able to help my family. And I was so thankful to all of you for helping us even if we are not relatives but you still help the Lingap Center. And I hope that you will continue supporting the Lingap Center.

Previous Stories

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hi, my name is Alesa, 13 years old. When I was young, my mother cannot afford for our daily needs. I am very thankful to God that there are people like you, our sponsors. I promise that I will be a good student until I succeed.

Client Served

Rating: 5

To my dearest sponsors and benefactors,
I take this opportunity to express my appreciation for the time that you treated me as one of your beloved family since the beginning . For everything you have done for us in the past ,everything you still do and will continue to do. We , the Lingap Children just want you to know how thankful we are, and we look forward to a prosperous future together.

Previous Stories

Client Served

Rating: 5

To all the people who sponsor the Lingap Center, I am glad to know all of you. I know it is so hard to find the means for all of the support but rest assured, the Lord knows everything about your goodness. We cannot help you physically but we can also help you through our prayers. May the Lord guide all of us in times of troubles we encounter in our lives. Thank you for all the gifts that you gave us.

Read more

Client Served

Rating: 5

Dear sponsors,
I want to take a moment to thank you for your support, understanding, help, guidance, and encouragement. It is comforting to know that I am surrounded with such caring people.
Belonging to this Lingap family is a wonderful experience because they love us as their own children even though we are not related by blood. To Tito John F. Drake, thank you for the opportunity that I can continue my studies for me to achieve my goals.




Client Served

Rating: 5

To all our beloved benefactor's , specially to Tito John F. Drake we are grateful to have you
in our life. Thank you so much for supporting us , we really appreciate your hard work and concern for us and I hope you never stop supporting Lingap Center.

Client Served

Rating: 5

To all the sponsors, I would like to say thank you for your financial support of our needs that we are able to continue our studies, have a safe home and most of all , we are being well taken cared of by the staff. Thank you also to Tito John F. Drake for the opportunity to stay here at the Lingap Center because I can now achieve my goals in life and be able to help my family in the future.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I heartily want to say thank you for your undying support for the children of the Lingap Center. I'm so lucky for this opportunity because i can reach my goals in life. Because of your support I can continue my studies and prepare myself for a brighter future with my family.

Client Served

Rating: 5

To all our beloved sponsors,
Thank you for helping us to achieve our goals in life, I'm so thankful to God that I am one of the lingap center wards and I know that you will not give up to support us in our daily needs. Thank you for the opportunity to fulfill our dream and reach our goals.

Client Served

Rating: 5

To all the benefactors and beloved sponsors specially Tito John F. Drake, thank you for your kindness which you gave us the opportunity to have a beautiful future. Being a part of the Lingap family is such a fulfilling moment of my life because I can now continue my studies and have the chance to achieve my goals.

Client Served

Rating: 5

To all our beloved supporters, donors and especially to you Tito John Drake, I would like to say thank you for being so kind and helpful to us which we may achieve our dreams. I will do my best towards my studies, for me to reach my goal and have a better life in the future, thank you for giving us the opportunity to be a part of this wonderful family.

Client Served

Rating: 5

To all the supporters of the Lingap Center ,thank you for your kindness .I really appreciate your help of the Lingap Children even though were not relatives but you never stop supporting us .With your help we are able to continue our studies ,have safe and clean environment and most of all , we are loved and cared

Client Served

Rating: 5

To all our beloved sponsors especially Tito John Drake, it is my pleasure to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping and supporting us, in order to make our dreams come true. Thank you for your unconditional love that you showed on us, we really appreciate your kindness and we love you all so much.

Client Served

Rating: 5

To all of our benefactors, donors and Tito John Drake, we are so grateful to have you in our life even though we're not related but still you didn't hesitate to help us. I have nothing to say but thank you very much. Your the hope of the hopeless and I hope you will never stop supporting us. We owe you a lot. God bless you all.

Client Served

Rating: 5

To all the benefactors and supporters we thank you for giving us the privilege to continue our education, to reach our goals in life, and for providing the needs that we need in all day in order for us to rise up from poverty. We thank you for your unstoppable supports.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Neno James Abueva and I live now at the Lingap Center because my great grandparents can no longer afford to send us to school due to poverty.
I used to live with my great grandparents together with my two siblings and three cousins,so we are six grand children living with them. My grandmother told me that she wanted me to stay at the Lingap Center so that I can continue my studies and pursue my dreams in life.
Now, I am so thankful to belong at the Lingap family because we have a loving parents who guided us all the way for us to achieve our goal.

Client Served

Rating: 5

To all our benefactors/donors we are so grateful to have you in our life even though we're not related but still, you didn't hesitate to help us. Because of your support , we are able to continue our studies , have a clean and safe home and eat nutritious food which makes us healthy and active. Thank you also Tito John Drake for giving us the opportunity to fulfill our dreams and reach our goal.

Client Served

Rating: 5

To all the benefactors and staff I want to say thank you for your kindness in taking care of us. For all and love and sacrifice which hold us to become a hetten person . we are wot related by blood but all of you have shawed us what a real family is for you have guided us on the right path of life. Thank you very much and God bless!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

To all benefactors, donors, supporters
Thank you for the supporters of the lingap center and I hope that you will continue to support us. To all benefactors, thank you for helping the lingap children even if we are not relatives, but you showed kindness to us.

Client Served

Rating: 5

To all the benefactors and Tito John Drake, thank you very much because without your endless support we can't have the things we need or perhaps we can't go to school to learn.We really appreciate your kindness and love to us.You're the angel that God send to us so that we can reach our goal.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hi good day! Thank you to all the sponsor 's for your unending support to us and unconditional love to the Lingap kids. You are the best gift that GOD had sent for us to fulfill our daily needs. Thank you very much for all the donors here at Lingap Center Foundation.

Client Served

Rating: 5

On behalf of the Lingap Center , it's my pleasure to thank you for your magnanimous donation, because your donation help us to purchase our basic and personal needs. Thank you so much for your kind help and support that you had provided to us in order to have a good learning environment. We are able to continue our studies for us to fulfill our dreams and plan a good future ahead of us.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hi our beloved sponsors,
I'm Clearmarie Lumenario one of the lingap Wards.I am so thankful to God because he sent us an instrument to help us in reaching our goals in the future, Thank you for your unconditional love even though we are not in blood but your always there to support us.
" May God Bless You Always"

Client Served

Rating: 5

To all the benefactors & donors specially the lingap Center founder, thank you so much because you have a tremendous heart that you choose to support us. How happy I am that there are people like you who are willing to support without exchange. Every smile that formed on my lips symbolizes gratefulness to all of you. Thank you for helping me and the other kids. God bless you and your family...

Client Served

Rating: 5

To all the sponsors, thank you for your undying support for the children of Lingap center, even though were not relatives but you still continue to support us, and to make our dreams came true. here at the center, we are being come and love by the staff for which the guided us on the right path of life.reaching our goals might seem impossible but with your help, we now the chance to fulfill it. Thank you!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I would like to extend my deepest gratitude for your unconditional love and perseverance in supporting the lingap center. I sincerely appreciate you help to us that a child like me can pursue my dreams in order to have a brighter future by achieving my goals in life thus i should study hard. Thank you so much for everything you have done for us Tito john.

Client Served

Rating: 5

To all sponsors of the lingap center and tito John Drake we are thankful that you came into our life without you my life is miserable. Maybe I would not finish my studies and can't reach my goal.You're the one who lighted our dark path of life. Thank you for your unending support to us that we may have a good future ahead of us.

Client Served

Rating: 5

In line with the up coming months, I would like to express my deepest gratitude for all that you gave and do for our foundation:" Lingap Center Foundation" without your time, effort and hard work our Lingap Center Foundation would not have been the tremendous success it was. I would like express how delighted I am for your generous donation to our foundation for everything you have done for us in the past until now and will continue to do . We the Lingap kids just want you to know how thankful we are and we look forward to a prosperous future together.

Client Served

Rating: 5

For all the donation that I've received from the Lingap Center it is a big help for me to fulfill the emptiness of my personal needs. Lingap Center is a big opportunity for me to reach my dreams in life.Besides, it provides foods three meals every day and send me to a beautiful school.
So, to all the sponsor, thank you very much. We love you all
May God bless you always!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

For all the donors who had a doubtless support,thank you giving us prerogative to make our dreams come true,that we may also achieve our goals in life.God had given us such people like you so that we can continue our studies and plan a good future with my family.

Client Served

Rating: 5

As one of the clients served here in Lingap Center I have been so grateful to have the opportunity to share a big home with these amazing people including my co wards and the staff treating me like their own sister and their own child. Here, I have the chance to learn a lot of new things and learned to enhance the skills I have unknown to me. Living here healthy and happy. knowing in this place I can reach my goals and success that yet awaits me.+

Client Served

Rating: 5

To all the benefactors , sponsors and especially to Tito John F. Drake i was so grateful that i am here in the Lingap Center since i was in grade 1 until now that i am a graduating student of Junior High School. Thank you so much for supporting us even though were not relatives but you still continue to help the Lingap Center.

Client Served

Rating: 5

After so many years I was not able to tell you how grateful I am to have you as our donors and our family. I begun to enjoy your support when I was in Junior High School now I am stepping the college ladder, few more steps I will reach my dream with your help.

Thank you for giving your heart to us, we are forever grateful to all of you. God bless you and your family.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have donated to Lingap Center for a few years and I am thrilled to receive each newsletter with photos and news of the amazing accomplishments of the children. I read about motivated young scholars and college graduates, children sharing chores and doing their own laundry, adolescents baking and marketing their goods, and all of them with a strong commitment to their Lingap home.

Donor

Rating: 5

Lingap reaffirms the inherent dignity of the human person that has been denied, stripped, and/or trampled upon in the Filipino orphans they serve. They show the children "they matter", and the children then blossom as a beautiful bouquet in Church and faith, school and studies, and work and the helping of others. It is a true God-driven apostolate.

Previous Stories

Donor

Rating: 5

The Lingap Children's Foundation, the Lingap Center and John's personal conversion story are real-world examples of God's love for His children. God needed someone to hep the chldren of the delapitated Lingap Center, and called an unexpecting fortune 500 exectutive. Reluctant at first, John (and his incredible wife Judy) answered the call and watched as seemingly insurmountable obstacles dissolved, one after another. The Lingap Center is now considered THE model to emulate in the Philippine Islands. They've provided for the basic necessities of life (food, clothing, shelter) while also incorporating hygiene, education and religion as well. To appreciate this, you need to understand that orphan children in the Philippines have NO status - and are left on their own in the streets. They were not allowed in school or church. The Lingap Center, and their various programs, have begun changing a culture. Praise God for John and Judy, and the Lingap board, staff and volunteers who are a manifestation of HOPE for these children - and an inspiration for the rest of us.

Read more
1 Brian42

Donor

Rating: 5

An organization with a heart for helping those most in need. A wonderful organization to support!

Previous Stories

Donor

Rating: 5

Such a worthy charity. They truly are doing God's work and changing so many lives. I can't think of a better organization to support for missions.

Victoria W.4

Donor

Rating: 5

Years back, on Mission Sunday, John Drake was invited to St. Andrew Parish in Saline, MI. to give a testimonial on a calling he knew involved many changes and challenges at hand. His wife Judy was very supportive of John to embark on starting this orphanage. Every year, we look forward to our “ Operation Outreach” event during Lent to support Lingap, knowing the number of children who are being helped in every aspects for life. God is extremely good to offer us this opportunity to tend to these children.

Donor

Rating: 5

The Lingap Foundation exists to provide for the spiritual, physical, social and educational needs of hundreds of neglected and abused children at the Lingap Center in the Philippines. Because of the selfless people who lead the foundation and a compassionate staff, children who grow up at the Lingap Center become happy, responsible valued members of their community. The foundation passes along 100% of contributions to support the Lingap Center and its work to provide a loving home for children, many of whom were left homeless, starving and ill. Besides attending school, they participate in church and community activities, sing in a choir, tend a garden, cook and bake, tutor each other, use their creative skills to make costumes for local and national festivals and more. They care for others in need in their community, growing and preparing food to feed those less fortunate at regular "soup kitchens." In every way imaginable, this is a five-star nonprofit.

Previous Stories

Donor

Rating: 5

The Lingap Children's Foundation is an incredible nonprofit that provides a home and education for some 100 Philippine children who have been neglected, abused and abandoned. The stories of each of these children is heartbreaking -- until they find a true home at the Lingap Center where they are loved, cared for and given hope for the future. Several of the Lingap children have graduated from college and entered successful careers because of the Lingap Center and the Lingap Children's Foundation. Plus, the nonprofit offers an education program for street children who for various reasons do not attend school. It also provides an outreach program to the street children's families and extended families, who are among the poorest of the poor. The Lingap Children's Foundation, which was founded on love and compassion, not only has changed lives but has saved lives.

Board Member

Rating: 5

As a Board Member, I make it a point to visit the Center every few years. In 2019, my wife joined me for the first time. As an elementary school teacher in the Houston area for several decades, she has a passion for children that is beyond imagination. She and I both left the Center with absolute JOY from the children and the staff of the Center. It is so hard to comprehend the comprehensiveness of the care for these kids. It's the basic needs of food, shelter and belonging. But it's so much more. It's education, life skills, personal interaction, faith and community involvement and responsibility. And it blends together so seamlessly that you really can't differentiate what area is the focus of all of the activities going on. That is why I want to be involved with this organization and why my wife and I contribute to it.

Previous Stories

Board Member

Rating: 5

The staff at the Lingap Center never ceases to amaze me. To provide the loving and nurturing that goes with being the parents of 100 children at any given time, that did not have that luxury before the Lingap Center found them is nothing short of miraculous. And to be recognized as one of the best NGO's in the Philippines is testimony to how they do it.

Read more

Donor

Rating: 5

Lingap does an amazing job of supporting children who are in the most challenging of circumstances. I have communicated with its founder several times and I have visited the facility once. This organization does amazing work and improves lives. I can think of nothing more meaningful. I am so happy to have found the opportunity to be a regular contributor.

Dave, Maryland USA

Ja V.

Donor

Rating: 5

All of the donations go to the children. They bring hope to the hopeless and abandoned. They provide shelter, food, and all of their needs. The children graduate from school and become productive members of the society. This is a truly great cause I have been supporting for 5 years now. They always give updates on the kids as well.

Jim R.6

Donor

Rating: 5

My wife and I first learned of Lingap and it's focus back in 2013 at a Fillipino/American gathering around Christmas. John Drake spoke of their mission for about 20 minutes or so and after that my wife and I have been involved ever since.

The high standards that they impose upon themselves, the fact that 100% of the funds go to the children and that they have changed countless lives and seen great strides in improvement in the teaching and facilities while being up against many difficulties.

We are so blessed to be part of this journey with Lingap!

Donor

Rating: 5

The first impression is an oasis of peace. This was my feeling when I visited the Lingap Childrens Center as a donor. The children are children - energetic, sleepy, clean, well fed, comfortably housed. They smile, they express sadness. They are educated and are provided with spiritual opportunities of their choosing. They sing, dance, exercise, go to summer camp. They have an identity and a future. They give back to others.

AND 100% of donor dollars go directly to the benefit of the children. How many nonprofits have that level of commitment to their cause?

Previous Stories

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.

1 Rick H.4

Donor

Rating: 5

When you support the Lingap Center, you make a difference in the life of a child. All of your donation is used to support the Center and none of your donation goes to the board of directors. But you will not find a more involved board of directors especially in John Drake. I have saved multiple emails I have exchanged with John over the years as we corresponded about some of our mutual connections in life. WIth all John does for the Lingap Center, I have always been surprised he takes the time to reply to me personally. This charity is the real deal and while your support will not change the world, it will help bring hope and a better life to the children they serve. I especially urge donors to sign up for recurring donations to provide some financial stability to the Center.

Kristen M.3

Donor

Rating: 5

Truly the most uplifting and powerful charity! I love the messages we get via newsletter and otherwise from this incredible organization.

Donor

Rating: 5

We have supported Lingap for a few years now. The work they do in support of the children is remarkable and there are many success stories. The leadership provided by John Drake is truly a blessing, but after all, he was inspired by the Lord to start Lingap and he has taken it to a level I'm sure he didn't expect. We feel truly blessed to be able to help this incredible team who are committed to helping the poorest of children succeed.

Donor

Rating: 5

We first met John & Judy Drake in 2009 when they spoke on a Mission at St Mary Williamston, MI. Their story lingers in our minds today especially the one about the twin girls they saved. Since then we have become personal friends as well as spiritual companions, They as well as the Lingap children prayed for me as I battled my cancer - even today I feel that love. We traveled to Europe with their group to fundraise on a river cruise. At that time we met more marvelous self giving individuals involved in the Lingap foundation. Some folks enter your life for an unknown reason. We feel this was our experience. Don & Jackie Price

Donor

Rating: 5

Our family has supported Lingap for a number of years. The work that Lingap does for the children is amazing.

One of the things that sets Lingap apart is simply the personal touch and response from John Drake. That he takes the time to personally thank donors is so unusual in this world today.

Donor

Rating: 5

I am so proud of John Drake and all that he has done in creating the Lingap Center. When I think of all the children he has helped, I am amazed.

Donor

Rating: 5

I first learned of John Drake and the Lingap Childrens Foundation through my church. John and his wife visited on time and explained the steps that led to this wonderful foundation, beginning with John traveling regularly to the Philippines for work, where he noticed many children in the streets, who were obviously suffering greatly, He learned over time that many of these children were from remote poverty stricken areas with no medial aid from doctors or nurses and spent their lives living in the streets. Seeing this repeatedly led John and his wife to eventually make the conscious decision to commit to creating this wonderful foundation, even while very much realizing that this would be such a demanding endeavor. After this foundation was in place and operating, John gave example after example of how children were taken off the streets, provided food and shelter. But that was just the beginning. John and staff went on to be sure education was the next goal for these children, to give them the tools they would need to succeed in life. In those examples were children graduating from schools and becoming many successful people, ranging from contributing leaders in the Philippine society, to business owners, doctors, nurses, lawyers etc. These were children that were forgotten about on the streets and without the committed team at Lingap, all hope would have been lost for them. Now they not only have a chance to live off the streets, they are now valuable members of society, who in turn have done their part to help other children locally as well as other regions. A true testament to the power of God through people such as John, his wife and their tireless staff making this all possible. There are many way others, like myself, who can help directly with the foundation, through donations, which are managed in a number of ways, beginning with a seat at the table or just direct donations, which makes it easy rewarding to be able to participate in such a noble cause. All donations are 100% dedicated to the children, which is huge knowing that these children in need are truly the focus. Letters of how the foundation is doing are provided on a regular basis, which is also huge because we can follow the children's progress, including pictures of their success stories. I have never seen such a committed group dedicated to these children, making it a treat to be able to help in whatever ways available to us. I hope and pray for their continued success in the years to come. God Bless them all!!!

1 George Veach

Donor

Rating: 5

The Lingap Children's Foundation is my "Go To" charitable organization. Whenever asked to contribute "to your charity of choice," I choose Lingap. The efforts of a few individuals are saving those most vulnerable in the Philippines. What they have done, and continue to do, for the children is no less than a miracle! The fact that the board works tirelessly, with no compensation, allowing 100% of contributions to benefit the children is unheard of today. The stories of the children's successes are truly heart warming.

Previous Stories

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A truly dedicated team of volunteers has made this one of the most caring, friendly and happy places safe for children. They are so happy. We'll done

Board Member

Rating: 5

Lingap creates a family for the kids, who for no fault of their own, have been left without one.
It provides them with food and shelter and also a sense of belonging and the hope for a future. The stories that John and the staff can share demonstrate how important and effective they have been and are!
Let's keep it going.
JMW - Donor and Director

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a founding Board Member, I had the privilege of contributing to the fundraising efforts that brought the Lingap Center to reality; and,to attend the grand opening and house dedication ceremonies in 2006. Through the years, the upstanding financial management and focus on the children has never wavered. I have had the opportunity to maintain relationships with a couple of the children from those early days. Their success stories are beyond impressive. I'd like to encourage all who can to support the A Place at the Table initiative to ensure the ongoing support of the amazing children!

Donor

Rating: 5

So many children are saved by this organization. The stories are so touching and you can see your money at work. 100% of donations go directly to helping these kids. God Bless them...

Donor

Rating: 5

Incredible operation that is only there for the mission of serving the needs of the children. Monies go to principle need of children.