I've been sponsoring several children with CI for almost a year now. Their "Care Team" always answer my questions and so far they have been a pleasure to deal with. To date, I have received updates about the children's living conditions, new yearly photos, educational reports (which I requested) as well as several letters from each child. I have also sent a few "Extra Gifts" (donations that go directly to my sponsored children and their families), which they can use to buy the things they need) and received a report telling me how the family used the money (with photos) as well as a letter from the child expressing their thanks. I plan to stay with CI for a long time to come. Also, to anyone who wonders how their sponsorship money is used - it's all on their website. Click on "About Sponsorship" at the top of the page and then "Benefits of Sponsorship" to learn what the children get and/or "Where Your Donation Goes" to learn how the money you donate is handled.
Tengo más de 1 año siendo padrino de Jesús, un niño que en marzo cumplirá 7 años. Hace apenas unas semanas nos conocimos y desde el principio nos llevamos muy bien. Platicamos mucho, jugamos y pude convivir con él y su mamá. Nos acompañó una trabajadora social muy amable que nos ayudó mucho. La visita se pudo hacer hasta ahora porque el Equipo de Children International es muy cuidadoso para que ambas partes, tanto el niño como el padrino estén seguros en todos los sentidos, detalle que me parece valioso e importante. El poder ayudar a un niño que lo necesita me hace sentir contento y espero más personas que puedan hacerlo, lo hagan.
My experience with this organization has been very grateful. They have very clear what I need to know what happen with my contribution and who my child enjoy it. Early, I will help other child. Happy new year.
Does anyone know if as a sponsored parent you can search for the parents of your sponsored child on social media?
Por ser una persona algo desconfiada decidí apadrinar a una niña que viviera en mi país (México), la cuál he tenido la oportunidad de visitar en dos ocasiones y convivir tanto con ella, como con su mamá, han sido muy buenas experiencias, he comprobado por ellas mismas que mis aportaciones en realidad le ayudan y me siento feliz con ello
I have been with Children International for over ten years now and couldn't be happier! I began sponsoring Cindy when I was 22 years old and living in Chicago. I decided that I spent the amount that they would need from me to help provide basic needs to a child on coffee every week! So, I gave up going out and buying coffee and instead donated that money to Children International. I receive regular updates that give information on where she lives & housing, her parents and other members of her family, her schooling and health status. I get new pictures and get to send and receive letters too!! Cindy has grown so much since I first began writing to her... She is now a senior in high school and has plans to attend college!! I am proud of her and the beautiful young woman she has become and would have never known her without Children International. I would definitely recommend this charity as a way not only to help provide basic necessities for a young child living in poverty but to get to know them and be a part of their family!
I love it my experience as a sponsor. I hace 2 children
I HAVE BEEN SUPPORTING A CHILD FOR MORE THAN 5 YEAR, AND IT HAS BEEN A PLEASURE KNOWING THAT I CAN HELP OTHERS IN THEIR NEED.
HELPING IS THE BEST WE CAN DO!!!!
this was a great experience and i hope to anyone who does it has a great time like i did with the letters and photo updates knowing you are helping someone in need
Like most people on this one particular day in downtown Seattle, i was in a rush. For me it was a rush to get to work on time. At first i was hesitant to talk to the guy on the street with the clipboard asking if i wanted to sponsor a child overseas. But being a guy who's interested in foreign cultures, i stopped for a few minutes. Then chatted with the guy and decided to sponsor a child in The Philippines. So here i am nearly 5 years later and i can tell you it's worth it and not just monetarily but spiritually. Even if you can only sponsor a child for 2 years it's worth it. Just in the time that i sponsored my child, i saw him go from a young boy to nearly a young man starting his first year of college. It's nice to know i could help him in some way for a while even though i have a small income myself.