FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

GENERAL QUESTIONS

  

Can I sponsor a child online?

You can go to sponsorcare.org and sponsor online ina safe an easy way to begin a life-changing relationship with a child in need. You will be asked to set up an online account, which allows you to view your account information at a later date.

How is my sponsored child benefiting from my monthly contribution?

An education to 9th Grade, uniformswhich are required to attend school.Medical attention when needed, a meal once a day, which eliminates the stress for the family to try to feed that child. All of the money goes towards the child, their education and their families, 100%. No other ministry can say this. We are empowering the families by providing for the needs of the child and promoting the stability of the home and the community.

What specific benefits does a child receive through sponsorship?

The children receive, among other things: the opportunity to hear the gospel and learn about Jesus; regular Christian training; educational opportunities and help; health care, hygiene training and supplementary food if necessary; a caring and safe Christian environment to grow in self-confidence and social skills; personal attention, guidance and love.

What will I get as a sponsor?

Within two weeks, you should receive a Welcome Kit that includes a profile and photos of your sponsored child, information about his/her family and community, and details on how your sponsored child will benefit from your sponsorship.Ways for you to connect, FAQ’s, website and other media connections. Twice a year you will receive updates from your child, quarterly updates through our newsletter. You can send a Christmas boxes in Nov. to your child. Other ways to give and connect are on sponsorcare.org.

How are children chosen for sponsorship?

All sponsored children live with family members who live in the 4 communities we work within. Children of poor families in the project community are selected to be representatives for the child sponsorship program. Many have no parents or live with a single parent who also raises cousins and other children within their family circle.

How does my sponsored child learn about Jesus?

In everything we do, our dedicated staff strives to model Jesus’ example of love to children and the entire community. Like all of the Body of Christ, our staff members are at various stages of maturity in faith. Yet our staff works hard to ensure that the way they live, the words they use, and the deeds they do point others to a loving God.

How much does it cost to sponsor a child?

Sponsoring a child costs $30 a month. It’s a commitment, but the incredible difference it makes in the life of a child is invaluable.

Am I the only sponsor for my sponsored child?

Yes. We assign only one sponsor per sponsored child. This one-to-one relationship provides children with the message that they matter, that they are valuable and that someone outside of their family cares about them and their future.

LETTERS, GIFTS, VISITS

  

Can I send packages to my sponsored child?

Yes, it is recommended that packages be sent Christmas. (Please remember that Haiti is a third world country, and there is simply no comparison between our abundance and their poverty. Therefore, birthdays are seldom celebrated or even acknowledged, and there are no presents at Christmas time. Packages from sponsors are considered precious, and the child’s response is often priceless!)

Can I visit my sponsored child?

Meeting your sponsored child face-to-face can be an exciting and moving event for both of you. And if you ever wish to do so, we’re here to help you info@sponsorcare.org .

Can I send money directly to my sponsored child?

No, this cannot be done. Even though it might be difficult to understand, based on past experience, we have learned there are undercurrents of greed and dishonesty in every culture. To ensure your protection, monies must be sent through Journey Church or atwww.sponsorcare.org .

How do I write to my sponsored child?

It is recommended you send a note with your present at Christmastime. If further correspondence is desired please contact us at info@sponsorcare.org.

PAYMENTS

  

Can I contribute by credit card?

Yes, we make child sponsorship contributions automatic by credit card electronicallytaken out monthly either a MasterCard or Visa. You will be offered automatic giving options during your sign-up process at sponsorcare.org.

PROGRESS REPORTS, AND LENGTH OF SPONSORSHIP

  

When will my sponsored child no longer need assistance?

There is no set age limit for children in our sponsorship program. A child may be in his or her late teens but still need to continue attending school through the ninth grade. Also, in Haiti children may begin going to school when they are a little older than we are accustomed to in the United States.

That is the time when a sponsor is offered the opportunity to sponsor another little boy or girl and provide the assistance that child and his or her community needs to become more self-reliant.

The length of sponsorship will be different for each child. That’s because sponsorship is affected by many factors: the child’s age when sponsorship begins, the family and community’s circumstances, progress in the sponsorship project, and more.

One of the most satisfying experiences of sponsorship is watching your child and his or her family become healthy and self-reliant, leaving sponsorship behind. That’s the moment when you can take the hand of another child who needs your help.

When or how often will I receive a progress report on my sponsored child?

Reports are mailed twice a year via Journey’s home office. The target dates are May and November. Usually a sponsor will receive a new picture of their respective child (or children) with the May communication.

Scripture

When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.’

-Mark 10:14

See that you do not look down on one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.

-Matthew18:10

If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but do not have love, I gain nothing.

-1 Corinthians 13:3

Listen, my dear brothers: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him?

-James 2:5

Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.

-Matthew 28:19-20

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