Benco Dental Supports Brighter Futures for Children in Philippines

Terry Barrett, VP of Information Technology for Benco Dental, visits Virlanie’s Marco Polo Care Center in the Philippines. The street children transition program is one of Virlanie’s most important programs.

CAPTION: Terry Barrett, VP of Information Technology for Benco Dental, visits Virlanie’s Marco Polo Care Center in the Philippines. The street children transition program is one of Virlanie’s most important programs.

The International Life Foundation, Inc., (ILF), announced this week that Benco Dental, the largest independent dental distributor in the United States, has made a charitable contribution in the amount of $3,075 to support the mission of the ILF. Specifically, this donation is directed to the Virlanie Orphanage in Makati, Philippines.

“This is a fantastic and generous gift from the Benco Family Foundation that will provide basic health, literacy, shelter and most importantly security for hundreds of street children in the Philippines,” said Robert Dent, president of the International Life Foundation. “Without the help of corporations and individuals willing to partner with nonprofits and non-government organizations in developing countries, many children would face horrible conditions and bleak futures,” Dent continued.

Virlanie Foundation is a private, non-profit organization reaching out to street children in Metro-Manila Philippines. Virlanie has been rescuing children who come from difficult situations to enable them to become a responsible and independent adult. The children are referred to Virlanie through their outreach programs and 60% of the children come from the temporary municipal homeless shelter which can be a very dangerous environment for young children. Once their legal status is determined, the children are either reunited with family members or brought into the secure and loving hands of the orphanage.

The International Life Foundation, Inc. was founded in 2007 and maintains their headquarters in St. Cloud, Florida. Its mission is to provide health, literacy and community support in developing countries. The ILF is currently working in the Philippines, Peru and Honduras. The ILF collaborates and partners with non-government, nonprofit organizations to assist them with their mission. Having trusted partner ‘boots’ on the ground ensures that donations are spent effectively, efficiently and the projects are sustainable. The ILF regularly monitors all projects it funds.

For further information on the mission of the International Life Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, or to make a donation, visit http://internationallifefoundation.org/ or follow us on Facebook. You may also contact the offices of the ILF at 407-891-6916.

 

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