He is 6 years old and lives in a poor community in Honduras. The $395.00 his family earns each month barely covers basic necessities. Your sponsorship can help fill the gaps and make a significant impact on his health, education and future.
It takes ONE person to help Elvin Nathanel envision a future he's never known. Your $39 monthly gift is invested in the lives of some of the poorest children around the world to help put an end to generational poverty. Your sponsorship supports community centers in vulnerable areas where skilled teams deliver critical, effective programs to children who need them most. Are you ready to create lasting change for Elvin Nathanel? Sponsor today.
Access to life-changing benefits through our innovative community centers, such as medical and dental care, empowerment initiatives and education programs focused on giving children the support and tools they need to be healthy, stay in school, graduate and create a lasting change in their community. (Our U.S. children are served through the University of Arkansas in Little Rock.)
Support from our dedicated staff and volunteers who are embedded in the community and committed to helping your child succeed.
A personal connection with someone who cares (you!) and the invaluable knowledge that they are special and loved.
A quick-start guide to child sponsorship along with more info about your child including a photo.
Photos and updates about your child on a regular basis.
Letters from your child, often with words of thanks from them and their parents or other family members.
Access to MyCI, your online account, where you can view photos and learn more about your child, read and write letters, manage your giving, and connect with other sponsors.
See your impact in action through updates and monthly emails. And the option to visit your child and tour our life-changing community centers.
A unique and rewarding opportunity to make a difference.
Your support is especially critical during this time, as families around the world are having their lives upended by the lasting effects of the coronavirus. However, your sponsorship experience will begin a little differently than it normally would.
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.
81% 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.
Children International is a global humanitarian organization connecting people in the fight to end poverty for good. Headquartered in Kansas City, we work in 10 countries, serving 200,000 children to create lasting change in their lives. We believe ending poverty starts with children, so we focus on programs and efforts for children and youth during the critical years. We build community centers, send volunteers to staff those centers, create educational and healthcare programs, and fund empowerment initiatives to help break the cycle of generational poverty.
If you recently attended a concert and received a child packet, you were provided with a code that you can use to begin sponsoring that child. Please click here to go to children.org/start and enter your code.
Child sponsorship connects two people — a sponsor with a generous heart and a child living in poverty.
From toddlerhood to young adulthood, our child sponsorship program equips kids with crucial life and job skills to break the cycle of poverty. For good.
Living in poverty for children can mean days of going hungry, poor educational resources and exposure to violence, gangs, and drugs. Negative early experiences impair brain development in children and impact decision-making, pushing them further behind in school and affecting future opportunities and overall health. Children International looks to break that cycle at the source with community centers offering life‑changing programs, services, and support. (Our U.S. children are served through the University of Arkansas in Little Rock.)
Many children growing up in poverty have parents who are not in the picture or who work long hours to make ends meet, leaving empty homes and a lack of adult supervision. That’s why we support a team of dedicated staff, teachers, doctors, and thousands of volunteers in our communities to serve as mentors, tutors and advocates for our children.
Children worrying about their next meal, safe drinking water or physical pain cannot envision a better future for themselves or their families. Fulfilling a child’s health and wellness needs is the foundation for growth. Sponsorship support ensures that children have access to medical and dental care, nutrition education and rehabilitation, psychological assistance, and more, giving children the opportunity to reach their full potential.
For many reasons, children in our communities aren’t given the opportunity to concentrate on school. They drop out to find work and help contribute to their families. Loss of hope and opportunities leads to gang affiliation and violence. Or, a simple lack of resources may have them falling behind. Our community centers and staff provide tutoring programs focused on education, graduation, and life skills to create lasting change in the lives of our children.
This all adds up to transformational change… Our programs foster social responsibility within our children and empower them with leadership, life skills, and employment training to make an impact in their communities and break the cycle of poverty for generations to come.
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