We were all children once. If we were fortunate, our families and communities were well-equipped to provide for our needs, nurture us with love and encourage our dreams. We faced plenty of challenges, and we had the support and resources we needed to overcome them.
Not all children are afforded this opportunity. Every day, children are born into hardships beyond their control – war, disaster, extreme poverty – that rob their families and communities of the ability to fully provide for their basic needs. Other children grapple with hidden traumas like abuse or struggle with their mental health. Many are forced to grow up too fast to experience their childhood at all. That’s where you come in.
When you become a sponsor, your ongoing support helps provide the things that every child needs to thrive – but not every child’s existing support system 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, health 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 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.
Since 1938, ChildFund has worked in some of the toughest places in the world to be a kid. From the global devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic to the horrifying violence in places like Ukraine to the dangers lurking in the darkest corners of the internet, we’ve seen how the world has increasingly become a scary place for children. Today’s kids are exposed to stresses and challenges unheard of in previous generations – and they need our support, protection and encouragement now more than ever.
Our sponsors are people who know that children are the future of our planet and take action to make a difference in the life of an individual child. When you sponsor a child, your financial gifts will help make sure she’s growing up healthy, learning and safe no matter what’s going on around her. You’ll connect her to programs that help her gain self-confidence and find her voice so she can mark her mark in the world and give back to her own community. You’ll be able to exchange letters, get to know her personally and encourage her dreams, and you’ll receive progress reports so you can watch her grow.
Imagine that level of connection with a child who’s just trying to survive his day-to-day reality. Imagine how he’ll feel when he finds a new friend who believes he can do anything he sets his mind to. When he finds you.
In these uncertain times, you can be certain you’re making a difference and contributing to a brighter future for us all. Sponsor a child today.