For children like Fátima, timing is everything

Join us this September, change the lives of 2,000 children before it's too late.

Our emergency waiting list has 2,000 kids like Fátima on it — and one of them needs your help.

Growing up in poverty, kids face tough challenges: hunger and malnutrition, limited access to education and medical services, gang violence, social discrimination and isolation. But it doesn't have to be this way.

Together, we can change the lives of 2,000 kids this September. It starts right here, right now when you sponsor a child.

Sponsor a Child


For $36 a month, you can change a child’s life for good. Your support gives them access to a program that addresses the negative effects of poverty throughout childhood and beyond.


Kids learn and grow in our community centers, away from the dangers of gang violence and drugs.


9,000+ volunteers and staff know our kids and their unique challenges. You’ll get regular photos and updates as they progress!


Kids get access to age-specific programs and services that help them envision – and build – a future free from poverty.

See what your dollars support

Sponsor a Child     Request Free info Kit


When you team up with us, you’re joining an 80-year-old, global humanitarian organization that is dedicated to ending poverty for good. We invest in the lives of children and youth, build the safe spaces they need to thrive, and empower them to create lasting change in their own lives and communities.

Request a free info kit to learn more. You’ll meet a child who’s waiting for a sponsor like you. There’s no obligation to sign up.

Call 1-800-888-3089, chat with us, or send an email.

“Knowing I have the ability to make life better for somebody else is a powerful thing. ‘I helped them do that. I actually made a difference.’ It’s an amazing feeling.”

– Shannon D., CI sponsor since 1997