Are there deadlines for sending additional monetary gifts for the child I sponsor?

Yes.  It takes time to process a gift and send it to the child you sponsor child, particularly if your child lives in a foreign country.  To send additional monetary gifts to your sponsored child, please make sure the gift arrives in our Richmond, VA office at least sixty days prior to the date you would like it to be received by the child.

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 […]

What is sponsorship and why is it important?

The sponsorship relationship enables a donor to help support a needy child by means of monthly contributions, and through the exchange of correspondence with a sponsored child, if the donor so desires.  A sponsor’s friendship and encouragement is priceless to a child in such circumstances. Indeed, many children value the relationships they establish with their sponsors as much as they value the financial support they receive.  There is an opportunity to build a relationship between […]