You may see Children International fundraisers on the street or coming to your doorstep to talk to you about becoming a monthly donor. Face-to-face fundraising is a personal, direct way to share information about our life-changing programs. Together, we can bring real and lasting change to kids living in poverty.
If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor but are unsure about giving your information to a face-to-face fundraiser - we're here to help.
Here are a few tips to help you spot one of our representatives.
Why does Children International do street and door fundraising?
Face-to-face fundraising is a personal way to share information about our life-changing programs in a deeply personal way.These interactions allow us to connect more potential sponsors with children in need and bring real and lasting change to kids living in poverty.
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. Your data is not stored on the fundraiser's tablet. All the data we collect is uploaded to our remote servers and processed by Children International. Your financial data is 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 at 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: