Growing up in The Salvation Army Children's Home in Mexico, Claudia* shares the difference it has 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 holistic care, education and protection so that they can thrive.
Through the Child Sponsorship program, compassionate child-advocates (sponsors like you!) provide holistic care, education and protection to vulnerable children in Salvation Army Children's Homes, Schools, and Community Centers in low and middle income countries around the world. Your sponsorship is combined with other sponsors' gifts to make the greatest impact for children in need.
Your sponsorship provides children with food, shelter, medical care, education and spiritual guidance and helps fund projects that maximize our impact. Your donation will benefit the center of your choice for as long as they are participating in the child sponsorship program and will meet urgent needs at other centers as they arise.
Like you, we want the children to get the most out of sponsorship. As a sponsor of a Salvation Army center, you can have peace of mind knowing that 95% of your sponsorship will directly benefit the children in our care.
Sponsorship is an ongoing commitment that ensures continued essential services for children affected by poverty, neglect, and abuse and helps centers become more self-sustaining. When centers are better able to meet the critical needs of the children in their care without sponsorship support, your sponsorship will be transitioned to another Salvation Army center experiencing greater need.
Choose a Children's Home, School, or Community Center to sponsor from our list of centers in need. Send us your first sponsorship payment by checks made payable to The Salvation Army with Sponsorship on the memo line or simply click "Sponsor A Center" to set up your credit card payments and we will be in touch! Please contact us with any additional questions you might have.
As a sponsor, you join children on their journey to pursue God's plan for their lives. Sponsors will receive annual updates from their sponsored center sharing how their generosity is helping children develop the character, knowledge and skills necessary to reach their full potential. Sponsors are invited to write letters encouraging the children and sharing about themselves as well! All correspondence can be mailed to the Child Sponsorship office.