GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY

The Thomas Gaiter Foundation adopted their first international school, Graciano Lopez Jaena Elementary, in 2015. To date, our foundation has provided backpacks, school supplies, emergency kits, a sound system, room renovation and a water tank for the school.

Philippines

In our most recent visit to Graciano Lopez Jaena, the principal informed us of their defective and irreparable water tank. Old, worn out water tanks can potentially carry harmful bacteria, which can be detrimental to one's health. Students and staff use the water tank for drinking,  washing their hands, and other hygienic purposes throughout the day.

So we knew that we must help the students and staff by providing safe water. 

Through your charitable donations, we were able to provide and install a new water tank to the school.

While on campus, the children flooded us with their smiles and giggles. Since the Philippines is prone to frequent and strong typhoons, we assisted the school in purchasing natural disaster relief kits for each classroom.

Graciano Lopez Jaena Elementary School recently celebrated their "Founding Anniversary." Principal Elena Reyes, the faculty, and the staff awarded a Certificate of Recognition to the Thomas Gaiter Foundation for our continuous support to the school. Ms. Estelita M. Maddela and Ms. Fatima M. Maddela accepted the medal and certificate on behalf of the Thomas Gaiter Foundation.

Thomas Gaiter Foundation supports the deaf and hard of hearing people. Sign language increases self-esteem, enhances communication as well as listening skills and it enriches relationships with families and the community.

University of Santo Tomas
Manila, Philippines

"First of all, I would like to sincerely thank you for the great opportunity that you have given to me. This scholarship will be treasured for the rest of my life."    Ivy   2018

“Thank you so much for taking time to consider my request. Your willingness to help motivates me more to achieve my goals. I’ll never let you down.”  Ean   2017

"I would like to thank all of you for the opportunity that you have given to me. My family and I wanted to send our deepest thank you to all of you. I will promise that I will do my very best to be a nurse that you would be proud of. I hope that you will help a lot of people in the future and if our Almighty God allows me, I will do the same thing."

B. Caburian - 2016