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About Our Sponsorship Program

Learn more about The Salvation Army's commitment to end poverty and equip children around the world.

Become a Sponsor

The Children We Serve

Around the world, thousands of children receive care and support in Salvation Army Children's Homes, Schools, and Community Centers. Coming from situations of abuse, addiction, poverty, and trafficking, our programs lay a strong foundation for a successful future by supporting the physical, cognitive and emotional well being of every child who comes through our doors. The children in our programs are provided with shelter, nutritious meals, access to education, tutoring, medical attention, and counseling services in a safe and nurturing environment. Sponsorship helps our programs ensure that each child's basic needs are met and that they have access to the tools necessary to reach their fullest potential. As the children in our programs grow and thrive, they can in turn contribute to their communities and help build a better world for everyone. Catch a glimpse inside our programs by watching this video about Joyville Children's Home in the Philippines.  

Sponsorship Changes Lives

Growing up in The Salvation Army Children's Home in Mexico, Claudia* shares the difference that has been made in her life: "I would be in the street. I wouldn't be where I am now. I would be doing drugs. We wouldn't have had enough money for me to study. In the Children's Home, I have been given the opportunity to study and to know the word of God." Sponsorship provides children like Claudia with the building blocks they need to grow and thrive as they reach for their highest potential.


Ready To Begin Your Impact?


1. Select a  Salvation Army school, children's home or community center to sponsor

2. Your sponsorship provides food, clothing, safe shelter, & access to education & spiritual development

3. Connect with the children you are sponsoring through correspondence & prayer

4. Watch as the children you are supporting grow & thrive & reach their fullest potential


Sponsorship FAQs

1. What is Child Sponsorship?

The Child Sponsorship program provides financial support to children in Salvation Army run Children's Homes, Schools, and Community Centers in developing countries around the world. As a sponsor, you will be paired with a home, school, or center. Your pledge will be combined with pledges from other sponsors to help provide healthy meals & snacks, school fees and uniforms, and medical & dental support to all of the children in the program, ensuring that each child's basic needs are covered and that they are given the resources they need for a successful future.  

2. How much is a sponsorship pledge?

Our sponsors make a pledge of $25 a month towards the program that they choose to support. Payments can be made by credit card or check on a monthly, quarterly, semi-annual or annual basis. Checks can be made payable to: "The Salvation Army" with Sponsorship on the memo line.

3. How much of my sponsorship money will be sent overseas?

The Salvation Army's sponsorship program is unique in that 100% of your sponsorship pledge will be sent to the country it is designated for. International regulations allow for no more than 5% to be used for the administration of each country's sponsorship department. 

4. How long is a Sponsorship commitment?

Your sponsorship makes an incredible impact in the services provided to the children in our programs. The funds are considered an investment in the future of children who come from situations of abuse, abandonment, and immense poverty. We know that our sponsors take their investments seriously and so while you may cancel your support at any time, you may continue your sponsorship for as long as the program needs it, providing services and resources to children today that will impact them for years to come.

5. How do I become a sponsor?

Choose a Children's Home, School, or Community Center to sponsor from our list of Locations in Need. Send us a check or simply click Sponsor A Program to set up your credit card payments and we will be in touch! Please contact us with any additional questions you might have.

6. What can I expect once I have become a sponsor?

As a sponsor, you will receive a welcome packet which will include information about the home, school, or center that you sponsor.  At least once a year you will receive an update on your sponsored program so that you can learn about the difference your support is making for the children. We invite you to write letters to the children in the program- encouraging and supporting them, affirming their worth, and sharing about yourself as well! All correspondence can be mailed to the Child Sponsorship office.