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LDS Charities Provides Over 700 Student Chairs to 4 Elementary Schools

Education lies close to the hearts of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and resonates with many of the other values they hold dear. Mormons love learning and are dedicated to the acquisition of knowledge.

Recently, LDS Charities, the humanitarian arm of the Church, worked with the Department of Education and local government units to help students with some of their basic educational needs. It donated over 700 chairs with armrests for students in Elvira Razon Aranilla Elementary School in Lucena, Luya and Calambuyan in Batangas, and Alabang.

Local school and government officials, parents, Church leaders and Mormon Helping Hands worked together with older students to assemble the chairs with armrests. At each location, it took many hours of work to assemble all the chairs for that school. Students were delighted to move the chairs to their classrooms which they started using immediately.

The Teacher in Charge of Luya, Dionisia B. Ramos, which is a small school located way up in the mountains said, “Thank you so very much for remembering our school.”

Calatagan Municipal Mayor Peter Oliver M. Palacio had the children promise "to take good care of their school chairs.”

Felix O. Bentayen, Lucena Stake (Diocese) President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints explained, “Education is very important to learning and growth that is why we are supporting this local project.”


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints emphasizes the importance of continued secular and spiritual education. They also believe that when they are in the service of their fellowmen they are in the service of God.  This opportunity provided the chance to show their beliefs in both.

LDS Charities is the humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  It is focused on relieving suffering for families of all nationalities and religions and offer hope for a better life for millions of people around the world.



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