Gawad Kalinga, "GK Benedictine," is a student led organization that works to fight poverty in the Philippines. Gawad Kalinga is a worldwide nonprofit that Benedictine University students work with during their trip to the Philippines every January with the Diocese of Joliet. Gawad Kalinga works to end poverty for 5 million families by 2024.
Benedictine University students were inspired to begin GK Benedictine after January 2013 Philippines Service Immersion Experience. GK Benedictine keeps in contact with their community in the Philippines to learn what needs they have. Students have run a shoe drive, clothing drive, and school supply drive. If you are interested in learning more about GK Benedictine contact, Pastoral Associate for Outreach, Carrie Roberts, 630.829.6028.