What is ANCOP?
ANCOP is an acronym which stands for Answering the Cry of the Poor.
A Christian, Catholic non-profit organization that dedicates itself to proclaiming CHRIST, and the Christian faith, by uplifting the plight of the poor.
In unity with the Catholic Church, consistent with the core values of Couples for Christ and recognizing Christ as the center of its work, ANCOP USA shares Christ’s love among the poor, uplifts their lives, restores their dignity as children of God, and transforms communities.
Bringing Christ’s Transforming Love to the Poor.
ANCOP’s work is premised on the following principles:
Christ is the Center and Mover of the Work.
Moved by the Holy Spirit.
One with the Catholic Church.
Members are their brother’s keeper and where brethren live and experience the fullness of God’s love.
Attract others by being witness, and by example of Christ’s love and service.
The major programs of ANCOP U.S.A. for the benefit of the poor:
Child Sponsorship Program (CSP) – poor children in the Philippines are sponsored by volunteer donors through ANCOP so these children could go to school for free in the elementary, high school or college/vocational level.
Community Development Program (CDP) - poor families are provided with shelter or housing by establishing communities of 30 to 50 families each.
ANCOP Health – this program aims to support and promote a culture of health consciousness in poor communities by advocating and implementing good health practices such as hygiene, nutrition and preventive health care leading to a healthy lifestyle for the whole family. In the US, we support feeding program for the poorest of the poor,
Values formation seminars along the path of Christian living are part of both programs. North America Walk for the Poor – this project is initiated in 2010 by Couples for Christ and is launched by ANCOP U.S.A. and ANCOP Canada to raise funds. Participants walk 3 miles with sponsors solicited beforehand. Funds collected from participants and sponsors go to ANCOP programs. This is an annual activity of ANCOP.