The Jacinto-Gaudiosa Alegado Foundation, Inc. (ALEGADO FOUNDATION) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was founded with the goal of providing medical aid to some of our world's most remote communities. The foundation was organized by members of the Alegado family, descendants of Jacinto Rama Alegado and Gaudiosa Ingking Alegado, both of Dungo-an, Bolinawan, Carcar City, Philippines. The values that Jacinto and Gaudiosa instilled in their children — community, education, the conviction to uplift others in need — are the very principles that compelled their descendants to create the Alegado Foundation in 2007. Today, three generations of the Alegado line work alongside a group of incredible volunteers and partners to bring forth that vision of goodwill and effective global aid to life. Coming from a long line of educators and healthcare professionals, we believe that we can draw from our collective knowledge to create solutions that alleviate poverty and promote self-sufficiency.
The Alegado Foundation and its friends are determined to help children, the sick and the aged. Beneath all these concerns lies the bedrock of compassion and willingness to serve others, as we teach the significance of protecting and preserving our environment not only for our generation but also for the generations that will come after us.
The Late Atty. Mario H. Alegado, August 2007
OUR PILLARS OF FOCUS
Our approach to providing relief to poverty-stricken communities revolves around three pillars of focus:
Combining global aid with local empowerment, we orchestrate medical missions that encourage community members based in our fields of outreach to leverage their existing strengths and resources, so that they may build regenerative, connected health solutions.
We strive to create an environment where children can explore their limitless potential. We help build this environment through our Alegado Scholarship program, as well as through fundraisers and drives for school supplies, books, backpacks, recreational equipment, and building funds.
We hope to inspire positive, sustainable livelihood in all aspects of life. Through personal health workshops, scholarship programs, and collaborations with local organizations, we work to help communities become their own agents of change.
We take a variety of approaches to address different areas of health, education, and livelihood. Check out some of our projects here.
Did you know you can help support Alegado Foundation’s programs with your Amazon purchases? With the @amazonsmile program, you can arrange for @amazon to automatically contribute a portion of your purchases to the Alegado Foundation. Proceeds will help us build care packages to send to learning centers in southern Philippines, support our #AFScholar program, and prepare for upcoming medical missions and projects.
Just follow these steps:
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From your desktop, go to Your Account from the navigation at the top of any page, and then select the option to Change your Charity. Or, from your mobile browser, select Change your Charity from the options at the bottom of the page.
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