How sponsorship works
Creating real change
As a sponsor, you are crucial to our mission to walk with the poor and marginalized of the world. Your tax-deductible contribution of $30 per month provides a child, youth or aging friend with:
- essential benefits such as food, clothing, home repairs and health care.
- educational needs such as school supplies, uniforms, tuition and other school fees.
- recreational activities and Christmas and birthday celebrations.
- literacy training and livelihood programs for parents.
Sponsorship benefits vary according to the individual needs of sponsored members and their families, local resources and other considerations. Benefits are designed to meet critical needs and help families build a path out of poverty.
Letters and photos
When you sponsor a child, youth or aging friend, you'll receive a photo, family profile and a sponsorship packet with other helpful information by mail within seven to 10 business days.
- Your friend will write you a letter twice a year.
- You will also receive an updated photo each year.
We invite you to write your friend to offer words of encouragement and build a friendship.
- We suggest writing at least once a year.
- We also encourage you to send a photo of yourself and your family.
- Handy mailing labels will be provided to make sending a letter easy.
- If you do not speak the same language as your friend, your letters will be translated at the CFCA project serving your friend.
Sponsoring a child, youth or aging friend is more than financial support. What they are really hearing from you are the words, "I believe in you."
Sponsorship lasts as long as your friend is in the program, or as long as you choose to continue as a sponsor. Most of our sponsor relationships last many years and have a lifelong impact on both the sponsors and their sponsored friends.
Many sponsors believe that sponsorship is a practical way to live out their faith. By putting a face on poverty, our sponsors make a real connection with someone across a geographic, cultural and economic divide. They are often humbled by their sponsored friend's heroic struggle against the tremendous odds of poverty.