You may see Children International fundraisers on the street or coming to your doorstep to talk to you about becoming a monthly donor. Please consider joining us as a monthly sponsor today.
If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor, but unsure about giving your information to a face-to-face fundraiser — we understand.
Here are a few tips to help you spot one of our representatives.
Why does Children International do street fundraising?
Face-to-face fundraising is a personal way to share information about our life-changing programs in a cost-effective way, which allows us to put more money toward bringing real and lasting change to kids living in poverty.
How do I know if a fundraiser is from Children International?
All Children International fundraisers have identification badges. They can also process your donation electronically on a tablet.
Do you accept cash gifts?
No, we do not accept cash or coin gifts, this helps protect both the donor and fundraiser. If you wish to make a monthly gift, our fundraisers will accept Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) and credit card payments.
Is it safe to give personal and financial information to the fundraisers?
Yes, we use tablets with encrypted software to collect payment information in a secure way. All the data we collect is uploaded to our remote servers, processed and then completely removed from the tablet. Once processed, your financial data is further encrypted according to Payment Compliance Industry (PCI) Standards.
I have signed up, but how do I know I am a monthly donor?
Thank you for sponsoring a child! You will receive an email confirmation immediately, and a phone call to welcome you within one week. If you haven’t received any of the above please call us at 1-800-888-3089 between 7:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Central time, Monday-Friday or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What if I want to change my giving?
You can make changes to your account at any time by logging into MyCI, calling 1-800-888-3089 or emailing email@example.com. You may also change your amount or gift schedule simply by calling or emailing us.
When and how will I receive my tax receipt?
You will receive a consolidated tax receipt for all your donations in a specific year at the beginning of the following year – usually in January to the address that you have provided.
Here are some other ways you can contact Children International directly: