Connect with a Child You Sponsor

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Posted on 2/12/2013
Image of girl writing a letter to her sponsor
Sugashina writes a letter to her sponsor with the help of Niluka, who volunteers at a community center in Sri Lanka.

As Valentine's Day rapidly approaches, many people around the world are planning to show the people dearest to them how much they care. However, for millions of vulnerable children around the world, Feb. 14 is another day filled with challenges, such as finding enough food to eat and clean water to drink. This Valentine's Day, you can show your sponsored child how much you care by writing him or her a letter.

A Vital Cause

Access to basic health care, education and clean water are luxuries to millions of children in developing nations around the globe. One way you can help us continue to bring light to children's lives is by sponsoring a child and keeping up correspondence. Your letters mean a great deal to children in need. Many sponsors also include stickers, word games and other flat items with their letters to their sponsored children. For topic suggestions and guidance on what you can send, check out our letter-writing tips. Many of our sponsors find writing and receiving letters from children to be one of the most rewarding parts of supporting children in need.

Gifts of Love

There are other ways you can help vulnerable children on Valentine's Day beyond sponsoring a child. Our Gifts of Love & Hope catalog provides you with many different ways to positively impact the lives of children and their communities around the world.

For $100, you can provide a schoolgirl in India or Sri Lanka with a bicycle to help her get to school and receive an education. For a gift of $50, you can provide clean drinking water to children in African nations, or lifesaving medicines for children and mothers in Liberia. With so many ways to help, a donation from our Gifts of Love and Hope catalog is the perfect way to invest in children and show them you care.