DUMAGUETE CITY (PIA) — In serving underprivileged children, youths and families for 25 years, the Little Children of the Philippines (LCP) will mark its silver anniversary with a benefit dinner, fun run, among other events this March.
US Peace Corps Victoria Carberry said LCP’s 25 years of service for the poor families live up to its motto “Making a difference- one child at a time”, sponsoring scholarship program for children to go to school until college.
“Together with, health and nutritional care, spiritual guidance and livelihood support, LCP strives to provide holistic care for the child and family. Where a child cannot live at home through neglect or abuse, LCP offers full residential care through it shelter program,” said Carberry.
The Benefit Dinner will be held on March 21, chaired by Dumaguete City mayor Manuel Sagarbarria, bringing together key members of the government, business and academic communities to recognize LCP’s 25 years of contribution to the education and well being of the poorest children in Dumaguete.
Carberry said funds raised from the benefit dinner will be used to support the running of LCP’s Wee Women’s shelter for at-risk girls.
Executive director of LCP, Carmenia Benosa said “In my 19 years working at LCP, I personally followed and witnessed numerous lives that have changed and seen many disadvantaged children become valuable contributors to their communities and society.”
For tickets for the 25th Anniversary Benefit Dinner, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or SMS: 0905-919-4871/ or phone (035) 225-0766.
LCP was founded in 1989 in Dumaguete City, Philippines. Having served as Presbyterian Missionaries at Silliman University for over thirty years and nearing retirement, Dr. Douglas and Dr. Bettie Elwood saw the plight of the children living on the streets and felt God’s call to reach out to them.
They shared with Bettie’s family, Luther Carroll and Dean and Peggy Houk, their desire to bring HELP and HOPE to the little children who had no one to love them or help them. Together they pooled their resources purchased land and built the Mission House that is still in use today as two residential shelters. (rmn/jct/PIA7-Negros Oriental/This article was originally published at PIA website on Jan. 15, 2015)