sponsor a child faq
A: Child sponsorship helps families and communities overcome the challenges of extreme poverty so they can better care for children. Sponsoring gives children opportunities to grow, learn, and achieve their dreams.
A: Your sponsorship gifts are combined with those from other sponsors to support your sponsored child’s community. This allows FH to work with community leaders to ensure that families have the tools they need to become resilient and children can flourish.
A: You’ll hear from your sponsored child a few times throughout the year. If you write, you may hear from your sponsored child more often. A sponsor can look forward to receiving up to four letters in a year from the child they sponsor, even if the sponsor doesn’t send any letters.
A: The journey of a sponsorship letter video shows how your letters will be hand-delivered to your sponsored child! Because mail service is unreliable or non-existent in the communities we serve, we first have you send the letter to our US office, where we review and bundle it with other sponsors’ letters. Your letter is then sent to our FH staff in the country where your sponsored child lives. They, in turn, translate your message and deliver it to your sponsored child.
A: After you send a letter to your sponsored child, it will take a minimum of 90 days to receive a response from them. Watch the journey of a sponsorship letter video to see how letters travel to and from your sponsored child.
A: We understand circumstances can change that may need to pause or cancel your sponsorship. If this happens, please call us at 866-307-3259. Our child sponsorship team will be happy to assist you.
A: You can send paper-based gifts directly to your sponsored child. You can include one item with each of your letters. Examples are coloring pages, activity sheets, bookmarks, stickers, and photos.
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