After Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan)
The Lingap Center was spared from the storm and the Lingap children and staff have been reaching out to our neighors on a small scale. They prepared and distributed 500 basic relief packs with basic provisions such as bread, rice, and water bottles in Medellin, a devistated area on the northern end of Cebu.
Read John's account of the experience
Supporting Disaster Relief
Sadly, the Lingap Center is not equipped for humanitarian efforts on the scale needed. If you wish to contribute to disaster relief, please consider supporting the missions of the following agencies, who have the facilities, man-power and capabilities need:
Huffington Post: Top Local International Children's Nonprofit Of The Month
The Lingap Children's foundation was voted The Huffington Post's "Top Local International Children's Nonprofit Of The Month" for December 2012 by its readers. Thank you to all the Lingap Center supporters who voted!
See the results here
Street Children Education
A Lingap Center Outreach Program
Beginning in 2008, a street educator from the Lingap Center begain to go to the city park each day. There she teaches those children who are unable to attend school for a variety of reasons, reading, basic arithmetic and hygiene. The program has grown to include an average of 85 children each day ... We provide them with a lunch, which is often their only meal of the day....
The Lingap Center is recognized by the President of the Philippines
On January 6, 2006, John was named an "Adopted Son of Toledo City" by the Toledo City Council and Mayor Arlene Zambo. Later, he was named one of the "Outstanding Toledano's" for 2006 by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo!
Reprinted with permission from Jackson Magazine
Former CMS Energy Vice President John Drake has always been an early riser. But on one particular morning, he could not sleep and headed to work earlier than normal. Thoughts of how he was going to organize and run an orphanage thousands of miles away....
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