Philippine Children's Charity is an IRS 501(c)(3) Organization that assists economically challenged grade school and high school students in the Philippines. We help these students complete school and/or vocational training. Our goal is to enable these students to acquire the education and skills to earn money and sustain themselves. We believe in empowering youth, rather than creating dependency and giving hand-outs: 'Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.'
Research has shown that when large international relief organizations donate funds and goods to lesser developed countries, oftentimes, a majority of the funds/goods never reach the poorest of the poor. This occurs for at least three reasons. First, the large international organization takes a cut of the donations to pay their own management/staff. Second, corrupt politicians in the receiving lesser developed country often steal the donated money/goods for themselves or their political constituents. Third, funds that do get past the politicians get funneled to larger, well developed cities in the recipient country in order to provide a high profile advertisement for both the local politicians and the international organization. Often, international organizations use the publicity to exert self-serving political influence over the local population.
Philippine Children's Charity enables your donation to bypass all these obstacles. Your donation will reach the poorest of the poor in the Philippines 100% intact. Absolutely no donated money is used to compensate our all-volunteer staff members in the United States. We prioritize the poorest of the poor whether it be in a large city, or the most remote of villages.
We have a very simple organizational structure. We take pride in the transparency of our processes. You will be able to track exactly what your donations are doing to help kids help themselves. If you have an idea how to helps kids, let us know. If the idea seems feasible, we would be happy to team up with you!
Mabuhay and God bless!
President, Philippine Children's Charity