FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
At AGCI, sponsoring a child means more than just providing financial support. Every day, your sponsorship is transforming the life of a child while also strengthening their family from the inside out.
Our program ensures your sponsored child can remain in school and empowers parents and caregivers through a savings program to offset unexpected financial needs. Families are also given the opportunity to participate in family strengthening workshops that provide practical skills for caregivers to build healthy, loving relationships with their children.
Yes! You can sponsor as many children as you like!
The amount to sponsor a child in Ethiopia is $40 a month. Due to the higher cost of living in Guatemala, fully sponsoring a child in Guatemala is $80 a month. Please reach out to us if you’d like to learn more.
Yes! Each sponsored child is fully supported by a single sponsor. If you would like to share in a sponsorship with a friend or family member, please reach out to us for more information.
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.
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!
Our prayer is that all children AGCI supports through sponsorship will rise out of poverty and no longer need the assistance of a sponsorship program. We also know that there will occasionally be circumstances when children exit the program prematurely for other reasons, such as family relocation or because the child dropped out of school. Should your sponsored child exit the program for any reason, we will notify you personally about the change in your child’s circumstances and will happily reassign your sponsorship to another child in need of support. Your ongoing sponsorship can have a lifelong impact on the lives of many vulnerable children.
In addition to the knowledge that you are truly changing the life of a child in need, sponsors receive:
- The ability to send notes of encouragement to your sponsored child.
- Special updates and photos of your sponsored child.
- A special video greeting from your sponsored child each year.
- The option to send a Christmas gift and greeting to your sponsored child through our sponsorship store.
- The joy of knowing you are changing a child’s life forever!
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.
Thanks to your sponsorship contribution, additional children in the community will receive life-changing support services annually! These services allow us to break the cycle of poverty by intervening for at-risk children so they remain in the care of their families, working directly with government offices to improve child welfare policies, and providing life-changing training to local leaders and caregivers. Through your sponsorship support, you’re not only changing the life of your sponsored child but helping to uplift the entire community.
Yes! You are welcome to write a note of encouragement to your sponsored child. To do so, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We cannot guarantee a direct response from the child, however you will receive personal greetings from your sponsored child throughout the year.
If you would like to invite your friends, families, or community to learn more about the needs of vulnerable children around the world and how they too can become a sponsor, we would love to connect with you! We can discuss options such as hosting small events, posting on social media, or other ideas you have for spreading the word about children in need of sponsorship support. Please contact our sponsorship team at email@example.com to learn more about how you can help others learn about the life-changing effects of sponsoring a child!