Yes. Sending a gift can be a way of helping your sponsored child at certain times of the year or letting the child know you are thinking of him or her. Here are some suggested guidelines:

Here are some guidelines for sending packages in the United States that will help ensure gifts arrive in a timely manner.

  • Monetary gifts should be sent directly to our Richmond, Virginia office for processing and distribution, since our site coordinators are not able to process checks or cash.
    However, already-purchased items should be mailed directly to your sponsored child’s school address.
  • We recommend sending a gift valued between $25 and $50, whether actual items or gift cards.
  • If possible, we recommend using a tracking service when shipping a
    package to the child you sponsor.
  • If you wish to send a package as a Christmas gift, please mail it to your child’s
    school address no later than mid-November so the coordinator can distribute the gifts
    before the school closes for winter break.
  • For summer gifts, please mail your packages no later than April 15th,
    as most schools close by mid-May. This will allow the site coordinators time to sort
    and deliver all packages.


what is children incorporated? 

Children Incorporated provides basic necessities such as food, clothing, healthcare and educational support to children living in poverty in the U.S. and abroad. These essentials, so often taken for granted, are vital to a child’s growth and success in school. Each year, we give thousands of children in need all over the world a chance at a better life.

Today, thanks to our supporters around the globe, we now have 235 affiliated sites in 20 countries, including the United States, which serve over 20,000 children annually. To date, our programs have provided over 300,000 children with desperately needed support.

Your sponsorship does more than just feed or clothe a child. For $30 a month, you not only help meet the basic and critical needs of a child, but you also make an investment in his or her future.

Our policy has always been to consider the needs of each sponsored child on an individual basis. We work closely with our volunteer coordinators at our affiliated sites, who are familiar with each individual circumstance and the needs of every child in their care.

Sponsorship donations are sent to our affiliated sites – community centers, childcare centers, and established schools – at the beginning of each month in the form of subsidy stipends. Our onsite volunteer coordinators use the funds to purchase basic and education-related items for children in our program to ensure that they have what they need to do their very best and succeed in school. Additionally, children benefit from the knowledge that a caring person is concerned for their well-being.


written by Children Incorporated

We provide children living in poverty with education, hope and opportunity so they have the chance for a brighter future. Thanks to past and current supporters around the globe, we work with 225 affiliated sites in 20 countries to offer basic needs, emergency relief, and community support to thousands of children and their families each year.

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