Why Sponsor a Child Now

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What Good Could Come Out of COVID-19? You.

Why should you sponsor a child?

During these uncertain times, you can be certain of one thing: your ability to change a child’s life for the better.

When you become a sponsor, your ongoing support will provide the things that every child needs to thrive – but not every child’s family can provide. Your gift will fill critical gaps between what a child has and what she needs – things like clean water, nutritious food, protection from violence, loving care, a better education and the opportunity to grow into the person she was meant to become. Your friendship and encouragement will help a child living in one of the world’s poorest places to believe in his own potential and inspire her to live it fully, every single day.

There have always been plenty of reasons to sponsor a child, but now, your sponsorship means more than ever.

Why sponsor a child specifically during COVID-19?

COVID-19 has transformed and intensified children’s needs. In all the countries where we work, including the United States, measures to stop the virus are causing devastating economic hardship to people living in poverty, leaving millions of families without any way to put food on the table.

Right now, what children need most are the basics to survive.

When you sponsor a child, your support allows us the flexibility do what is needed so that kids get those essentials. To meet these needs, we’re directing all sponsorship support and all of our operations toward our COVID-19 Response Plan, which aims to make sure that families have the means to protect themselves from the virus, put food on the table, help kids continue to learn and keep them safe from violence.

Our commitment to the children we serve is always to make sure that they have what they need to grow up healthy, educated, skilled and safe. Usually, our sponsorship programs do this through gatherings and personal contact, including communication between sponsors and sponsored children through letters — but of course, that isn’t possible right now.

What does that mean for your sponsorship? It means it’ll be a while before communications between you and your sponsored child will start flowing, because we can’t deliver and collect letters safely at this time. So, while you are welcome to write a letter to your sponsored child to get the ball rolling – and we will deliver it as soon as we are able – your sponsorship experience may begin a little differently than it typically would. But it also means that kids need the support that sponsorship provides more than ever before. Just imagine being a child in one of the world’s poorest places, weathering this deeply scary time, and then finding a new friend waiting at the end of it. Finding you.

What Good Could Come Out of COVID-19? You.

We’re all learning the hard way that just because we can’t physically see the people we love doesn’t mean we can’t be deeply connected with them. And that’s what sponsorship is all about – a connection between two people who might live on different sides of the world, but who mean the world to one another.

In this time of uncertainty, you can be certain you’re making a difference. Sponsor a child in need today.

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