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Creativity Boosted by Child Sponsorship

Attending school is extremely important for children in vulnerable communities. But even when classes fill many hours, the interminable time after school can present challenges for young people. Those after-school hours were becoming difficult for Asep, a 13-year-old boy in Indonesia. There were no extracurricular activities for channeling his interests. So he played with his […]

Child Sponsorship Delivers a Hopeful Future

Education is a child’s best path out of extreme poverty. Yet circumstances in the lives of vulnerable children often make attending school nearly impossible. This creates a frustrating cycle for mothers like Marie Rosine, who desperately wanted to see her children become educated, resilient, and able to flourish. Falling Behind Marie Rosine is a single […]

FH Sponsorship Opens Doors to Education

Children living in El Kennedy, a community in the Dominican Republic (DR), didn’t always have access to an education, clean water, and medical resources. They had little or no hope of ever finding a brighter future. The area was designated as part of the DR’s vulnerable population. The World Food Programme estimates that 40% of […]

Young Women Find Hope in Return to School

South-Sudan Girls Education Sobat Primary School

As the business center of the Upper Nile Region of South Sudan, the town of Malakal has been one of those most affected by violent regional conflicts. Farming, once the main occupation in the area, is no longer practiced because it was unsafe to work in the fields. Many schools closed because there was no […]

One Step Closer to Her Dream

Today, an 18-year-old woman in Guatemala is one step closer to her dream as a result of a scholarship program in the Ixil Region of Guatemala. Astrid is a resident of the Rio Azul community. She lives with her mother, Elena, and her grandmother, also named Elena, and her aunt, Feliciana. The only income for […]

Writers, Illustrators Create New Books for Burundi’s Children

An important part of fulfilling the mission of Food for the Hungry (FH) – “All forms of human poverty ended worldwide” –  is to tackle the hunger of the mind. In communities we serve, the lack of reading materials is often more acute than the lack of food. How will children learn to read and […]

From Sleepless Nights to Hope-Filled Future

Today, Rith looks at her family’s future filled with hope. She believes her children will one day escape poverty for good and achieve their God-given potential. But she didn’t always feel this way. Stress, anxiety, and worry consumed this vulnerable mom’s heart that she literally could not sleep at night. Rith and her children live […]

Mothers Empower Girls to Stay in School

Around the globe, extreme poverty holds mothers and girls back in so many ways. For instance, in countries like Bangladesh, adolescent girls are often forced into arranged marriages to alleviate the “burden” they have on financially strapped parents. As a result, these girls have to stop playing with their friends, attending school – and stop […]

Teen Girls No Longer Skip School Thanks to Dignity Kits

Kenya girls school in FH community

Teen girls need to go to school. Education plays a vital role in securing a brighter future for impoverished children, youth, and communities – but especially for young women. In fact, according to UNICEF, “Girls who receive an education are less likely to marry young and more likely to lead healthy, productive lives. They earn […]

A Better Life for Children Started with Training for Parents

A better life for children is key to a healthy community in the future. That’s why Food for the Hungry (FH) focuses on making lives better for children specifically, and their parents too. Rapid Change in Vietnam Community FH has been serving the Lien Minh community in Vietnam for just two years. But results are […]

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Gift Policy:
You may send small, flat paper-based items that can fit into a standard #10 size envelope, have a value of less than $5 dollars and weigh less than 4 ounces. We ask that you send small, flat items of this size because shipping is expensive and even small gift items can cause issues clearing customs.
You can send postcards or photographs, however, we ask that you visit here for more details about culturally appropriate guidelines for photos and other images. Please write the child’s ID # on the back of each item that you enclose with your letter to ensure that it reaches him/her.
 
Best gifts to send your sponsored child:
  • Paper dolls
  • Postcards
  • Pictures of yourself or family
  • Sports cards, individual cards (baseball, soccer, football)
  • Stickers (flat, paper-based, only a few at a time)
  • Paper-based simple bookmarks, stationery, drawing, or writing paper (single sheets)
  • Coloring pages (single sheets, not books)
  • Please do NOT send:
  • Monetary gifts
  • Liquids, candy, or food
  • Batteries or magnets
Please note, all items should be compliant with airline transport and safety regulations. Gifts that don’t meet the gift policy will be donated to a local Christian non-profit organization in Phoenix, Arizona, that works with low-income families. We will not be able to return them.