Sponsoring a child through AGCI is different than sponsoring a child at other organizations. At our Hannah’s Hope homes and select partner orphan care homes, we care for the children 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All aspects of these children’s lives have been entrusted to us, from daily food and nutrition to assuring proper medical care, developmentally appropriate play and education and a safe environment to live. This level of care requires trained staff and well-maintained facilities.
What are the benefits of child sponsorship through AGCI?
We help orphans who have little hope for the future in a myriad of ways. Their lives are transformed through special care, unconditional love and personal safety. Your sponsorship provides holistic care that meets a child’s physical, emotional, mental and spiritual needs.
How much does it cost to sponsor a child?
The minimum amount of sponsorship is $35 a month. Other levels of monthly support are available depending on the model of care and sponsorship needs of the children in each country we serve. In some countries it may cost up to $600 a month to fully sponsor the holistic care of a child, ensuring they receive proper food, therapy, shelter, medical care and education. We strongly believe it’s a great idea to team up with family and friends and commit to be the difference together for one child. Would you consider that route?
What is the minimum pledge amount to sponsor a child?
The minimum amount to sponsor a child is $35 a month. You are also welcome to support the work of AGCI for any amount through our one-time gift page.
Can I sponsor more than one child?
Yes, you are welcome to sponsor multiple children in the same country, or in different countries, with a minimum sponsorship of $35 a month per child.
Can I split my $35 a month commitment between multiple children?
The minimum commitment per child is $35 a month
Why does it cost more to fully sponsor a child through AGCI than most other organizations?
Sponsoring a child through AGCI is different than sponsoring a child at other organizations. At our Hannah’s Hope homes and select partner orphan care homes, we care for the children 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All aspects of these children’s lives have been entrusted to us, from daily food and nutrition to assuring proper medical care, developmentally appropriate play and education and a safe environment to live. This level of care requires trained staff and well-maintained facilities. In other countries, AGCI partners with local government programs to provide targeted sponsorship services to children. These services may include education, nutrition, foster care or medical care support.
Will I be the only person sponsoring the child I’m helping?
In most of the countries where AGCI facilitates child sponsorship, our focus is on providing quality care, much like you would provide for a child in your home. It takes $600 per month to maintain these standards so most children need more than one sponsor, although you are welcome to fully sponsor a child. In select countries, just one sponsor at $35 a month may fully provide the specific needs (such as education) for a sponsored child.
If I need to discontinue my child sponsorship, what happens to my sponsored child?
We understand the realities of individual’s financial situations. If you need to discontinue your child sponsorship, we will attempt to replace your sponsorship with others who can provide support. We would like you to help us in that process, advocating for your child with family, friends and co-workers. We also ask that, although you are not a financial sponsor, to please continue praying for the child you sponsored!
What if my child leaves AGCI’s care or the AGCI sponsorship program?
Our prayer is that many children AGCI sponsors will be permanently united with adoptive families, reunited with their birth families, or that their families will rise out of poverty and no longer need the assistance of a sponsorship program. When you join us as a sponsor, your sponsorship will continue even if your child is adopted or reunited with their birth family. Should this happen, we will rejoice with you over your child’s permanent placement in a family or their graduation from the sponsorship program and we will reassign a new child to you who is in need of a sponsor. Your ongoing sponsorship commitment can have a lifelong impact on the lives of many vulnerable children.
Can I communicate with my sponsored child?
We notify our sponsors each time one of our Embrace Missions teams is heading to your child’s country. In many situations, they are happy to deliver letters, and in rare situations, small gifts to your sponsored child. Please do not expect a personal reply from your child, as that is often not possible due to limited staff and resources.
Is there anything I should not send to my sponsored child?
If it is possible to send items to the specific country where you sponsor a child, we ask that you do not send anything offensive to their local culture. We also ask that you do not send items that might be harmful to the child’s physical, mental, or spiritual well-being. If you have questions on the possibility of sending items to your sponsored child or what items might be appropriate, please contact our director of orphan care and missions.
Is All God’s Children International affiliated with any church or denomination?
AGCI is not affiliated with a specific denomination. We are a faith-based ministry, fulfilling God’s call to care for orphans and widows with all who are willing to serve.
Are my sponsorships and gifts tax-deductible?
Yes. All contributions to All God’s Children International are tax-deductible in the United States. You will receive a receipt for each gift you give.