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5 reasons to sponsor a child today

POSTED July 24, 2022

5 reasons to sponsor a child today

Find out how you can make a lasting difference in the lives of the most vulnerable around the world

By Jessica Nguyen

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Ask a sponsor why they give, and they’ll each tell you something different. 

June Tink, a long-time donor, shared with us one of the reasons she was encouraged to keep sponsoring children. “I was touched when Azul, my former sponsored child in Paraguay, wrote a farewell letter thanking me for the support over the years and asking that I pass it on to another child,” she said.

Everyone chooses to sponsor a child for the first, second or even tenth time for different reasons. Below are just five examples of why you’ll feel good about sponsoring a child today.

1. You’ll help more than one child — you’ll help a community, too

When you sponsor a child, your contribution combines with other sponsors to benefit all children and their families in a community. You’ll provide a network of support through…

  • schools
  • health centres
  • community centres
  • child and youth groups

2. You’ll help build a child’s confidence and see your impact

Chart you sponsored child’s growth and opportunities through personal letters, progress updates, annual reports and our donor publication.

“The positive encouragement, trust and support gave me the courage to step into the unknown,” Muhila, a former sponsored child said of her sponsor, who encouraged her through letters. Today, Muhila is earning her bachelor of arts in English literature.

3. You’ll make holistic change, which will improve a child’s future for the better

Sponsors help tens of thousands of children break barriers — such as child marriage and child labour — holding them back so they can go to school and build a bright future. We lean on four strategies to make this possible, empowering children and young people to…

  • access healthcare, clean water and education
  • know their rights, so they can effect change and be better protected
  • enjoy equal opportunities whether they’re a boy or a girl
  • get involved and be active, engaged citizens

4. You’ll be part of a global community seeking to make our world better

The United Nations created the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015 as a blueprint for the world to improve human life and our planet by 2030. Despite making progress, billions still lack life’s basic essentials and human rights…

When you sponsor a child, you’re joining with the global community to…

  • contribute to ending poverty and hunger
  • promote good health and well-being
  • provide education
  • create gender equality

5. You’ll feel good knowing you’re improving lives

Sponsoring a child goes beyond a monthly gift. It means you’ll…

  • make a global, impactful connection with a child and their family
  • gain a perspective of a different world
  • build a child’s confidence
  • feel good knowing you’re helping children and families help themselves

Sponsor a child today. 

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Children Believe works globally to empower children to dream fearlessly, stand up for what they believe in — and be heard. For 60+ years, we’ve brought together brave young dreamers, caring supporters and partners, and unabashed idealists. Together, we’re driven by a common belief: creating access to education — inside and outside of classrooms — is the most powerful tool children can use to change their world.

About ChildFund Alliance:

A member of ChildFund Alliance, Children Believe is part of a global network of child-focused development organizations working to create opportunities for children and youth, their families and communities. ChildFund helps nearly 23-million children and their families in 70 countries overcome poverty and underlying conditions that prevent children from achieving their full potential. We work to end violence against children; provide expertise in emergencies and disasters to ease the harmful impact on children and their communities; and engage children and youth to create lasting change and elevate their voices in decisions that affect their lives.

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