Join us in Celebrating One
During the month of September, we're celebrating ONE. Have you ever noticed that God is passionate about finding the ONE?
One lost coin, one lost sheep, one lost son.
You may not be able to change the world, but you can save one. You can change one life. This September, will you sponsor one child, and change the trajectory of his or her life? Will you...love one?
Stories of Life Change
Deciding to love one can radically change the trajectory of a child's life. But don't just take our word for it.
Hundreds of people have made the decision to love one through child sponsorship, and hundreds of lives have been changed as a result.
Here are just a few of their stories:
What Does Child Sponsorship Provide?
Child Sponsorship FAQ
There are a few things that make sponsoring with FCW unique:
- Indigenous Partnerships: We collaborate with indigenous pastors, ministries, and orphan homes in Africa and Asia that are already providing top-notch care for children in need.
- 100% Model: Once a child is chosen for sponsorship, 100% of your $38 monthly donation benefits your sponsored child. At FCW, we don't take any administrative fees from sponsorships. So, you can rest assured that your sponsorship funds are benefitting your sponsored child.
- Regular Correspondence: Letters and photos between sponsors and sponsored children are exchanged twice a year (once in May and once in November). These letters and photos become cherished keepsakes to sponsored children, and the bond formed through these letters is one that will bless your life as well!
By aging out, we mean that the child has completed their education—either because they have completed all available educational opportunities or because they have chosen to leave the program. A child may leave the program, for instance, if they no longer desire to attend school, choose to get a job, become pregnant and no longer choose to be a part of the program, or a guardian or parent forcibly removes them from the program.
Ideally, children age out after they have completed their highest level of education possible. This can be Primary or Secondary School—or university. Unlike children in the US, they can be in Primary School at age 17. A student can only advance to the next level if they pass a written test, unlike advancing in the US.
Sponsorship formally concludes 60 days after they have completed their highest level of education and have secured a job in a timely fashion. At that point, you will be notified of your child’s status. Ideally, you will know prior to this event.
If you're unable to continue your sponsorship, we understand. Simply contact us to let us know, and we will make the arrangements to stop your sponsorship. We will also ensure that your child is provided for until he or she is sponsored by someone else. If circumstances improve, we hope you'll consider sponsoring with us again!
In order to view letters and photos from your sponsored child, simply log into our Child Sponsorship Portal (click here to log in). Once you have logged in, open the Sponsorship Portal tab to find your inbox.
In order to write a letter to your sponsored child, simply log into our Child Sponsorship Portal (click here to log in). Once you have logged in, open the Sponsorship Portal tab to find a link to write your child a letter. The letter writing page also includes instructions for uploading a handwritten letter if you would prefer to write by hand.
Yes, sponsorship can be done as a group. But, it does help us if payment comes from the same entity each month and if FCW is given one contact name, address, phone number and e-mail address to communicate with.
Yes! All sponsorship donations are tax-deductible.
Absolutely! If you would like to provide your child with a Christmas gift, you can do so in your Child Sponsorship Portal or by clicking here.