Shelter for Elna Mae

Shelter for Elna MaeElna Mae is 22 years old and is currently finishing up her second year in college at Negros Oriental State University studying IT and computer technology. She was admitted to the LCP Residential Shelter in June of 2010 and has grown up with us since then. She was referred to the shelter by the LCP School on Wheels Program since she was not in school. She was 9 years old at that time but had never started school. Elna’s mother died due to illness when she was 2 years old, and just one week later, her father left her. Her very elderly grandmother tried to care for her, but they were living in a dilapidated, small shack in the squatter area. Life was so hard.

Once she came to the shelter, she had a safe place to stay where all her needs were met. Shortly after, she became sponsored through the LCP sponsorship program. She said, living in the shelter is an opportunity for her to have a bright future. She is very responsible in many ways and values her opportunity for education and a better life. She is trustworthy and has shown good leadership skills. She works hard on her education, is very smart, and gets good grades. Her life would never be the same again and since she received a helping hand, she is now equipped to be able to help others in the future.

Currently, we have 73 children residing in the 5 shelters at LCP. So many have stories like Elna where they have nowhere to go and have no hope, but with opportunity and assistance, these children can thrive! All gifts up to $10,000 to the shelters between now and the end of July will be matched by a generous donor!

Learn more about the multi-program matching gift campaign through July 31, 2024