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.
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.