For $34 a month, your sponsorship will give an orphan or a child from an impoverished community the food, clothing, school supplies, medical care and family support they need. Your advocacy gives a child everything they need to grow up safe and healthy and escape poverty forever.
For $34 a month, your support helps a child survive today and thrive tomorrow by addressing the root causes of poverty and other hardships, and by helping whole families and communities grow strong. Depending on the needs of your sponsored child, you have the opportunity to provide:
When kids are in school, they are safe from traffickers, exploitation and learning the skills to escape poverty forever!
When children have regular, healthy meals, their bodies and minds grow strong enough to reach their dreams!
The cost of a doctor visit or the distance of a hospital should never prevent a child from getting the care they need!
Your sponsorship gifts help your sponsored child's whole family by providing home repairs, job training and other regular support.
Your sponsorship helps your child's entire community grow safer, access basic necessities, receive training and more.
For homeless kids and orphaned kids, you help provide foster homes and safe living environments, in addition to meeting your child's basic needs.
Every sponsored child is matched with a one-to-one advocate or social worker who meets with the child, their teachers and their family regularly.
At school, kids learn the skills to escape poverty and stay safe from traffickers and exploitation.
Yes! Two to three times a year, your sponsored child's on-the-ground advocate will work with your sponsored child and their family or caregiver to provide an update, new photo or colored picture just for you. Additionally, you will have an opportunity to send gifts and cards three times per year, and you are welcome to write to your child any time.Sponsor A Child Now!
Kids shouldn't worry about where they will sleep at night, but too often they do. See one sponsor's story of giving a new home to a family living near Mongolia's largest garbage dump.Sponsor A Child Now!
More than 60 years of experience has shown us that children thrive in families. That’s why the ultimate goal of Holt’s child sponsorship program is to ensure that every one of the 200,000 children in our global programs has a stable, loving home. As a sponsor, you help achieve this goal by...
of sponsored children live with their parents or extended family.
of sponsored children live with foster families, or in group homes or orphanages.
of sponsored children are waiting to join a family through adoption.
Very few of the children in our sponsorship program are on track for adoption. Most of the children we serve have one or both parents — or extended family — to care for them, but are at risk of separation due to poverty, illness or other hardships. We only seek adoptive families for children who have been relinquished for adoption and cannot be reunited with their family. Sponsorship is not a pathway to adoption, but if you are interested in international adoption, please contact our adoption advisor! We'd love to speak with you.
Every child and family in our program works with an advocate — a teacher, social worker or Holt staff member — to prepare an update 2-3 times per year. This update may be a letter, photo or drawing from your child, or a note from their advocate. And three times per year, we provide opportunities to send a message and photo from your family in return. Click here to read more about corresponding with your sponsored child.
Holt International strives to maintain a low cost of operation, and in 2017, nearly 70 percent of your donation went directly toward services for children, families and communities. As God calls us to be good stewards of your donations, we are always working to increase this percentage. By opting for paperless statements and automatic withdrawal of donations, you help us cut the cost of printing and processing.
Directly giving a family $34 each month to care for their child may seem like a fast and easy way to help, but this approach could actually have a harmful effect on their livelihood. Instead, we provide resources and support that help families get their feet on the ground, and then guide them as they learn, grow and create a stable future — with their children in school, consistent food on the table and the ability to consistently meet their child's needs. This approach is far more empowering and effective in the long term — a valuable lesson we've learned throughout our 60-year history of serving children. To read more about this, click here.
Because of the unique needs of the children we serve, the cost to serve each child is often higher than $34 per month. The children in our programs often have special medical or physical needs, are orphaned or displaced, and/or live in extreme poverty and difficult-to-reach rural areas. For this reason, most children in our programs receive support from more than one sponsor. We pool all sponsorship gifts, which allows us to serve even more children each year in the most cost-effective ways.
Holt International has child sponsorship programs in twelve countries. Click to learn more about Holt's programs — and how you can help kids in need. If you want to sponsor a child in a particular country or from a particular program, please call us at 541-687-2202 and we can help!