Why Sponsor a Child?
If you've ever considered sponsoring a child, you might
have wondered about the benefits for yourself and the child you sponsor. Maybe
you're unsure of how to go about sponsoring a child, or what your sponsorship
funding will actually accomplish. Let's find out how sponsorship works, what the
benefits are and how you can get involved.
- Choose a Child to Sponsor: The first step in becoming a sponsor is
choosing a child you want to help. If you feel strongly about helping a child in
a specific country, you can browse the list of places in which ChildFund
operates to find a location. To choose a child online, visit
our website. If you'd rather use the telephone, get in touch with us by
- Contribute to a Child's Future: Sponsoring a child overseas costs
just $28 per month — less than the price of a cup of coffee each day.
Alternatively, if you'd like to sponsor a child in the United States, you can do
so for just $35 per month.
Although $28 per month
may not seem like a lot of money, it's amazing what a difference this sum can
make in a child's life. As a sponsor, you'll help ChildFund provide children in
some of the world's poorest countries with essential health care, nutritious
food, access to education, clean water and opportunities that would otherwise be
out of their reach.
Your generosity will not
just benefit a single child and his or her family, however. As a ChildFund
sponsor, your financial support will be combined with those of other sponsors,
meaning that entire communities can receive the help they need to emerge from
poverty and thrive.
- Make a Personal Connection: Many of our sponsors find corresponding
with the child they sponsor to be the most rewarding aspect of child
sponsorship. If you choose to write, you'll receive regular letters from your
sponsored child, telling you about daily life, family members, school and
friends. You'll also receive an annual progress report on the child's health and
educational achievements. Over time, you can develop a strong bond with the
child you sponsor, enabling you to see how your generosity is making a
- Visit the Child You Sponsor: For some of our sponsors, letters
simply aren't enough. If you want to meet the child you sponsor, you can discuss
the possibility of visiting him or her personally. ChildFund can help you
coordinate a visit with your sponsored child, which can be a life-changing
experience. Rather than relying on letters to see how your support is making a
difference, you can see it firsthand.
Thanks to the generosity
of our supporters, ChildFund has been able to improve the lives of thousands of
children around the world. However, there is still an urgent need. More than
one-third of children worldwide are malnourished due to food scarcity, and more
than 1.3 billion people live on less than $1.25 per day. As such, it can be
difficult for families in the world's poorest countries to provide for their
In addition, more than
200 million children around the world lack access to basic health care, which
results in almost 10 million deaths annually. A lack of clean water is a
particular danger to millions of children, and a child dies from a water-related
illness every 20 seconds.
To make a difference in
the life of a child, please consider
becoming a sponsor through ChildFund. Your support and commitment will
ensure we can continue to provide essential services to the world's poorest
communities, and offer hope to children growing up in poverty around the