We give children in poverty the tools they need to create brighter futures for themselves and their communities. With the support of our donors and sponsors, children and youth gain the skills and confidence they need to create promising futures free from poverty.
We’re a top-rated humanitarian organization focused on ending generational poverty through a proven approach. Over the past 80 years, we’ve developed a high-impact methodology that empowers children and youth to break free from poverty. With your support, children receive access to health care, educational resources and life-changing programs in safe, clean spaces.
Children in poverty often lack access to spaces like playgrounds or recreation centers. They’re also more likely to be exposed to the dangers of violence, gangs and drugs at an early age. Your support allows them to take refuge in one of our 67+ community centers: safe, clean and uplifting spaces where children can learn and grow away from outside stressors.
When you sponsor a child, you change their future, helping them see beyond the daily struggles of poverty. Your support gives children the chance to create a better future not just for themselves, but for their families and communities too. Sponsorship starts a powerful multiplier effect that improves lives, communities and economies around the world.
Your sponsorship encompasses health, social and educational programs and resources, designed to address the specific issues each child faces in their community. This proven, long-term approach helps children and youth tackle challenges that might otherwise hold them back for a lifetime—empowering them to become healthy, educated and productive young adults.
When you sponsor a child, your monthly gift of $36 provides access to life-changing benefits, including medical and dental care, educational support, life-skills training and job-placement assistance after graduation from our program. As a sponsor, you'll see your impact firsthand through letters and photos from your child.
Our community centers show residents that we are there to help — and to stay. And, while sponsorship contributions provide children with access to dynamic services and programs available at our centers, we cover the costs of community center construction and operational support through separate fundraising campaigns.
We love hearing from you, and there are lots of ways you can get in touch. If you have questions, please reach out to our Care Team.
Toll-free in the U.S.: 800-888-3089
In Kansas City or outside the U.S.: 816-942-2000
Hours: Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. (CT)
Our sponsored children love writing and receiving letters. You can write via post or online through our website and send photos anytime. Your letters provide hope for your child, letting them know you see their progress and encouraging them to keep going. For many sponsors, visiting a sponsored child is a life-changing experience, allowing them to see firsthand the impact of their support and further understanding the countries we serve. Interested in meeting your child? Plan your visit now.
Children International is proud to support children, families and communities in India, the Philippines, Colombia, Ecuador, Zambia, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States.
84% of Children International’s total operating expenses fund programs for children and youth. So, the majority of your donation dollars go toward exactly what you intended — supporting children in poverty.
Child sponsorship is a voluntary, ongoing contribution you can cancel at anytime — you’re in charge of how long you sponsor (and how many kids you sponsor).
You can make changes to your monthly giving anytime. Please contact our Care Team to adjust, delay, or cancel. And because of our on-going commitment to our children from the time of sponsorship through graduation, your child will continue to receive benefits from the program, and we will work to find them another sponsor as soon as possible.