How Child Sponsorship Works: Change a Childhood Change the World
When ChildFund International first began in 1938, our philosophy was simple: connect one person who wants to help, with one child who needs it.
The magnitude of the world’s problems – poverty, war, natural disasters and other dangers faced by millions of children – are too great for one single person to combat. Yet our 70-year-old philosophy, “one sponsor, one child,” has allowed millions of people to collectively improve the lives of children.
Becoming a Child Sponsor:
Step by Step
It’s easy to become a ChildFund International sponsor:
Choose a boy or girl you want to sponsor.
ChildFund will use your sponsorship contribution of $28 per month to provide your sponsored child with what he or she needs to grow healthy and thrive: education, nourishing meals, clean water, medical care and opportunities to play, develop and learn.
Your monthly gifts will be combined with those of other sponsors whose children are enrolled in the same area, so that all girls and boys will benefit.
Correspond with your child through letters and pictures. You are not required to write, but hearing from sponsors is very meaningful to your sponsored children. It boosts their self-esteem and so much more.
Regular updates about your sponsored child will be sent to you. This allows you to monitor his or her progress.
Visits are welcome! If you can make the trip, ChildFund staff will arrange a visit for you and your sponsored child.
Make a Connection through Child Sponsorship
Sponsor a child with ChildFund, and you will build a personal, one-to-one relationship with your sponsored child.
Through letters, pictures and occasional gifts, you will come to know about your sponsored child’s family, community, daily routine and his or her hopes for the future. These connections give children hope, make them feel nurtured and provide the confidence they might otherwise lack.
ChildFund even gives sponsors the ability to visit their child, so they may see firsthand, the difference child sponsorship makes.
Different Programs, One Focus: Better Lives for Children
It’s truly amazing how much $28 a month can do for a child in need:
- Proper nutrition
- Safe water
- A quality education (and a place to play)
- The opportunity for a respectable job in their community
When you sponsor a child, ChildFund will use your monthly sponsorship donations, combined with donations from sponsors of other children in your child's community, to support community-wide programs.
Together, we can help plant the seeds of self-sufficiency.
We build schools, teach vocational skills, provide health care and establish renewable sources of food and safe water. We provide emergency assistance to children who are victims of war and natural disaster.
We raise awareness of health hazards and child protection issues. We even create jobs and business opportunities to enable parents to better support their families.
Read a few child sponsorship testimonials and you'll see. When you sponsor a child through ChildFund International, two lives are forever changed: that of the child, and your own.