How do you sponsor a child with Children Incorporated?

You can sponsor a child in one of three ways: call our office at 1-800-538-5381 and speak with one of our staff members; email us at; or go online to our sponsorship portal, create an account, and search for a child that is available for sponsorship.

Will I receive updated information on the child I sponsor?

Yes.  We will send you updated information and an updated photo about once a year, although the frequency may vary depending upon the child’s location.  The typical progress report includes information on the child’s grade level in school, hobbies, and interests.

How do I include Children Incorporated in estate planning?

There are many ways to include Children Incorporated in your estate plans, including bequests, IRA/401(k) designations, annuities, and charitable remainder trusts. For more information, please contact us at (800) 538-5381. We will work with you to create the plan that best meets your needs.

What giving opportunities do you offer?

In addition to our child sponsorship program, which assists children in the United States and 19 other countries, Children Incorporated maintains a variety of special funds that support our efforts in meeting the needs of children living in poverty around the world: The Seeds of Hope Annual Fund supports administrative costs and will ensure that Children Incorporated can maximize the impact of support we provide to the children we serve. Contributions to this fund will […]

Do children write to their sponsors?

Many children do write to their sponsors, though all children are different, and some letters are more detailed than others. We do ask that sponsors write the first letter and have patience in waiting for a return letter. Mail service in remote areas can be slow, and, depending on the timing of the letter, children may not be available to respond quickly (if, for example, school has let out for break or for the academic […]

What should I write to my sponsored child about?

The children enjoy learning about the lives of their sponsors. Writing about your own family (children, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, etc.) is always a good place to start. The children also like to learn about your part of the world, what you do for a living, your hobbies and interests, and any pets you may have.