FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What does Education Sponsorship provide?

Education Sponsorship ensures that your sponsored child is able to attend school, remain within their family’s care, receive healthy meals to fuel their studies, and save for their future education!

Our sponsorship model also means a portion of your monthly support will allow AGCI to implement life changing programs for children in need around the world.

What does Care Sponsorship provide?

Care Sponsorship helps ensure that an orphan living within an orphanage has the healthy food, medical care, education, and 24/7 loving care they need to grow up happy and healthy!

Our sponsorship model also means a portion of your monthly support will allow AGCI to implement life changing programs for children in need around the world.

Can I sponsor more than one child?

Yes! You can sponsor as many children as you like!

What is the minimum amount I need to contribute to sponsor a child?

The minimum amount to sponsor a child is $40 a month. Monthly sponsorship opportunities are also available at $50 and $60 per month. You are also welcome to fully sponsor a child’s care or education. Please reach out to us if you’d like to learn more.

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.

Why does it cost more to fully sponsor a child’s care through AGCI than some other organizations?

Sponsoring a child through AGCI is different than sponsoring a child at other organizations. At the homes we partner with, children receive exceptional care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All aspects of these children’s lives have been entrusted to our partners, 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.

Our sponsorship model also means a portion of your monthly support will allow AGCI to implement life changing programs for children in need around the world. These programs help us break the cycle of an orphan by improving child welfare policies, strengthening impoverished families, training orphanage caregivers and mentoring orphans aging out so they can reach their full potential.  These are just a few examples of the amazing work happening around the world thanks to amazing sponsors like you!

Will I be the only person sponsoring the child I’m helping?

In some countries, it may cost significantly more to fully sponsor the holistic care or education of a child. We break this up into smaller amounts of $40, $50, or $60 a month, although you are welcome to fully sponsor a child. In select countries, just one sponsor at $40, $50, or $60 a month may fully provide the specific needs for a sponsored child.

If I need to discontinue my child sponsorship, what happens to my sponsored child?

We understand the realities of individual financial situations. If you need to discontinue your child sponsorship, we will work to identify another person to take your place in supporting your sponsored child.  We also invite you to participate in that process by advocating with family, friends, and co-workers to help to identify a new sponsor for the child you support!

What if my child leaves AGCI’s care or the AGCI Sponsorship Program?

Our prayer is that many children AGCI supports through sponsorship will achieve permanency through adoption, reunification or independence or that their families will rise out of poverty and no longer need the assistance of a sponsorship program. Should this happen, we will notify you about the change in your child’s circumstances and will happily reassign your sponsorship to another child in need of sponsorship support. Your ongoing support can have a lifelong impact on the lives of many vulnerable children.

What do I receive as a Child Advocate?

In addition to the knowledge that you are truly intervening for the one and the many, sponsors receive:

  • The ability to correspond with your sponsored child.
  • A special update and photos of your sponsored child twice a year.
  • A special video greeting from your sponsored child each year.
  • The option to send a Christmas gift and greeting to your sponsored child.
  • The joy of knowing you are changing a child’s life forever!

How can I help others learn about the power of sponsorship?

You can help others learn about the life changing effects of sponsoring a child by becoming an official AGCI Ambassador! AGCI’s Ambassadors are a team of passionate advocates who are willing to invite friends, families and communities to learn more about the needs of orphaned children around the world and how they too can become a sponsor.  AGCI Ambassadors may host small events, post on social media or team up with our AGCI sponsorship team to find new ways to spread the word about children in need of sponsorship support. Please contact us to learn more about how you can become an AGCI Ambassador!

What percentage of my money actually goes to the sponsorship program?

For every sponsorship dollar you contribute, 87 cents goes directly to AGCI’s sponsorship program! The remaining 13 cents goes toward administrative and fundraising costs.

What kind of support do the kids in my sponsored child’s region receive?

Depending on your sponsorship level, 6, 18, or 30 additional children receive life-changing support services annually thanks to your sponsorship contribution! These services allow us to break the cycle of poverty for these children by elevating care in institutions, intervening for at-risk children so they never enter an institution, and helping young people living in institutions to attend college so they can grow into independent, successful adults. Through your sponsorship, you’re intervening for these additional kids in addition to continuing to change the life of your current sponsored child.

Questions? Please reach out to us for more information!