News Release

LDSC Donates Hygiene Kits, Equipment to Queens Row Elementary School

To supplement safety measures adopted by Queens Row Elementary School, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints donated equipment to enhance the school’s hygiene facilities. A formal handover of the donation was held on June 8, 2021 participated by representatives of Latter-day Saint Charities (LDSC), the humanitarian arm of the Church, and officials from the school. 

In addition, LDSC donated a  Riso machine to help with the school’s need for modular prints for their students. 

Queens Row Elementary School Principal Milagros Vinluan expressed her gratitude for the donated items including two water tanks, a centrifugal pump, and ten handwashing sinks. She said, "On behalf of the teachers and parents of Queens Row Elementary School, I want to express my heartfelt gratitude for your generosity and your amazing donations. We appreciate your support."

In her acceptance speech, Vinluan shared that the donations aligned with the Department of Education's mission to provide a safe learning environment for both teachers and students. She expressed her appreciation towards the Church's efforts to be a responsible member of the community by helping their school create such an environment.

Former Queens Row Barangay Captain Catherine Palabrica shared similar positive sentiments. Talking about the Church's donations, she remarked, "Thank you so much for all of this! [Please] continue making a big difference in the lives of others."

President Raymond Vicente of the Las Pinas Philippines Stake (diocese) said during his handover speech, "Ang mga kagamitan po na ito ay inilaan ng Diyos mismo para sa [Queens Row Elementary School] para makatulong sa mga bata at sa mga guro na maging ligtas sa panahon na ito, nang sa gayon ay ihanda din sila sa paglilingkod para sa mga susunod na henerasyon." The Lord has prepared these donations especially for [Queens Row Elementary School] to help prepare the students and teachers to be safe at this time so that they can also be prepared to serve future generations.)

Latter-day Saint Charities

Caring for the poor and needy is a foundational belief of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Built on the principles of personal responsibility, community support, self-reliance, and sustainability, humanitarian efforts are designed to give individuals and communities the tools they need to improve their own circumstances in permanent and meaningful ways.

LDS Charities, the humanitarian arm of the Church, was created in 1985 in response to the Ethiopian famine. The Church called for a special fast and monetary donation among its membership. Since then, the Church has responded to many other needs around the world.

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