May I send additional gifts for my sponsored child (for birthdays, holidays, beginning/end of school year needs, etc.)?

Yes.  Contributions beyond regular monthly sponsorship amounts are always welcome, and there are no minimum or maximum amount restrictions. With these additional gifts, the needs of the child you sponsor will be addressed first and foremost, and any remaining funds may be shared among other equally-needy youngsters at the same project at the project coordinator’s discretion.  Children Incorporated will designate 10% of your additional contribution to cover our administrative and processing costs; this means your sponsored child […]

Does my gift qualify for a tax deduction?

Children Incorporated has been a registered 501(c)3 charitable organization since 1964.  Contributions, therefore, may be eligible for tax deductibility status.  We strongly advise you to consult with your tax advisor when making such determinations.

How do I pay for monthly sponsorship?

Sponsorship contributions may be made by check, money order, credit/debit card or ACH transfer (debit from a checking or savings account).  Checks or money orders may be mailed to Children Incorporated at 4205 Dover Rd., Richmond, VA 23221.  Contributions via credit/debit card or ACH transfer are accepted online or over the phone. The current sponsorship rate is $30 a month ($360 a year).  Contributions may be made on a monthly ($30 a month), quarterly ($90 […]

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.

What if I need to cancel my sponsorship?

Sponsorship is not a binding agreement, and you may cancel your child sponsorship at any time.  We recognize that circumstances change and you may be unable to continue your regular contributions.  We simply ask that you notify us of your decision so that we may find a new sponsor for the child you sponsor.  If you would like to continue supporting Children Incorporated, there are many ways you can help that do not require a […]

How long can I sponsor a particular child?

We hope that you will assist your sponsored child until he or she leaves our program.  This may occur when a child graduates from high school, moves out of our service area, or for a variety of other reasons.  Due to the transient state of many families and the difficult circumstances of the regions where they reside, we cannot predict or guarantee how long a child will remain enrolled in the Children Incorporated sponsorship program, although we make every […]