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Strengthen Communities FAQ

What is the difference between Strengthen Communities and Child Sponsorship?

A: Both are impactful, powerful ways you can help end poverty.  When you give to Strengthen Communities, you equip children, families, and communities with the resources to become resilient and flourish. You are helping to provide ongoing access to clean water and sanitation, health care, food security, livelihoods, spiritual development, and education. You can give to Strengthen Communities in any amount of $5 or more on a monthly basis or as a one time gift. Steady, reliable giving makes it possible to strengthen more communities to reach their God-given potential to flourish.


When you give through Child Sponsorship, you choose the child you will sponsor for $38 each month. This is an ongoing commitment – and it is this steady, reliable flow of funds that makes it possible for FH to bring about the change needed in the life of a child their family and community. You will also receive letters from the child you sponsor and updates specific to their country and community. 


However you choose to partner with FH, your gifts will make a life-changing difference for children, families, and communities. You can also choose to give both ways and multiply your impact!

How will I see the impact my donations are making through Strengthen Communities?

A: You will receive regular communications from us sharing the impact you’re having in these communities, and how your support is making it possible for individuals and communities to become resilient and flourish.

What communities benefit from this support?

A: FH is currently working in more than 3,500 communities in 18 countries to alleviate extreme poverty. When you give to Strengthen Communities, you are providing the tools and resources that these individuals, families, and communities need to effect lasting change.

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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.