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As a sponsor you help children rise above adversity and reach their full potential.

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Surabaya Boys' Home

The Surabaya Boy's Home in Indonesia provides a safe haven for children with nowhere else to go.
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Pelotas Afterschool Program

The Pelotas Integration Center in Brazil offers a safe place for children to go after school while their parents work.
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Bethany Girls' Home

The Salvation Army's Bethany girls' Home in The Philippines provides care and support to victims of sexual abuse and cyber trafficking.
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Aruna Children's Shelter

The Aruna Children's Shelter in India provides a safe refuge for children at risk of abuse & exploitation.
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Njoro Special School

The Njoro Special School in Kenya provides a home and education for Children with disabilities.
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Mendoza Tutoring Club

The Mendoza Tutoring & Fun Club in Argentina offers a safe place for children from gang ridden neighborhoods to go after school.
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Rita Afterschool Program

The Rita After-School Program in the Marshall Islands provides educational and nutritional support to children in need.
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Tacna Child Development Center

The Tacna Child Development Center in Peru provides tutoring and nutrition to children from poor neighborhoods after school.
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Integrated Children's Center

The Integrated Children's Center in Bangladesh provides a home and education for orphaned and visually impaired children.
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Sponsorship changes lives

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.

Sponsorship FAQs

 

1. What is Child Sponsorship?

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.

2. What does my $25 monthly sponsorship do?

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.

3. How much of my sponsorship will reach the children?

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.

4. How long is a Sponsorship commitment?

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.

5. How do I become a sponsor?

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.

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

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.

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