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Sponsorship as a gift

Smiling Girl in Early Childhood Care Centre

SPONSOR A CHILD AS A GIFT

BECOME A DREAM MAKER TODAY

Give a gift that matters. Whether it’s a birthday, Easter, Eid or another celebration, child sponsorship is the perfect gift that will transform lives.

As coronavirus pushes the most vulnerable families further into poverty, more children are being denied a future. Through the gift of child sponsorship, you will support children to achieve their dreams and help their whole community.

Simply choose where you think your loved one would like to sponsor a child below. Then on the form select 'I’d like to gift this sponsorship to someone else’.

Sponsor a child as a gift

 
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For every child sponsored, 55 additional children will benifit

Our child sponsorship programme benefits children in 50 countries

Do you have a specific country in mind? you’ll be able to select in the next few steps.

How gifting sponsorship works

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A one-to-one connection

Your donations help a child and their community, while your loved one can build a special connection with that child.
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that benefits communities

Your donations fund vital projects benefiting whole communities in the country where the child lives.
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from as little as 65p a day

It costs as little as 65p a day to give sponsorship as a gift to your loved one, and transforms a child’s life.

What they will receive

WE’LL SEND THESE DIRECTLY TO THE PERSON YOU ARE GIFTING TO, USING THE ADDRESS YOU PROVIDE. YOUR DONATION CONFIRMATION WILL COME TO YOU SEPARATELY.

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Welcome pack and photos

A pack by post introducing them to their sponsored child and community. They’ll also receive a booklet including letter writing tips.
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Letters and drawings

A letter or drawing from their sponsored child. It may take a little longer to arrive while we take steps to keep communities safe from coronavirus, but they’ll see it’s worth the wait.
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Updates about their progress

An annual progress update in the post, showing the difference donations are helping to make to the child they sponsor, their friends and their community.

WHY CHILDREN NEED SPONSORS

Over 34 million childrenare currently displaced by natural disasters or conflict

Every three secondsanother girl becomes a child bride

Over 263 million childrenworldwide are out of school

WHAT YOUR GIFT WILL DO

YOUR GIFT OF SPONSORSHIP WILL HELP A CHILD AND THEIR WHOLE COMMUNITY

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Protect children during emergencies

Providing essentials when an emergency strikes – like access to water and training to prevent the spread of disease – or how to shelter during a disaster. You’ll also help communities to grow more resilient to future crises.
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Provide education and vocational skills

Your gift will provide essential learning materials and uniforms for children whose families cannot afford them, and train local teachers, so every child has the chance to learn and achieve their dreams.
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Protect girls from abuse

It will help prevent harmful practices like child marriage and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and enable girls to access period hygiene products. Vitally, you’ll help educate boys to value girls, so that everyone benefits.
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'The Beautiful Scenery' drawn by a student in China during sponsorship activities

The difference your gift makes

Sponsorship brings something positive to both the sponsored child and their sponsor.

"Do you know our communication changed me? I used to be shy, I have become outgoing and like speaking and laughing since I communicated with you."

Sponsored child, China

Giving the gift of sponsorship today is a gift of friendship and the gift of a brighter future.

 

Frequently asked questions

How does the sponsored child benefit?

The sponsored child will benefit greatly from the development work we do in their community. Your donations will go toward getting the basics that every child needs; they’ll be more likely to grow up in a safe and resilient community, with the chance to learn and thrive – so they can go on to achieve their dreams.

How are my donations spent?

Your donations go towards long-term community based development projects where the sponsored child lives. At least 80% of all the money we raise in the UK goes towards our work helping children and young people to thrive. The rest helps us raise vital funds for the future.

How do you keep children safe?

Your support will help end harmful practices such as child marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM). Safeguarding children and young people is at the heart of everything we do, which is why we have well-established systems in place to make sure the children we work with are protected.

How can I request more information?

Our Supporter Engagement team are happy to answer any questions you have about sponsorship and our work. You can reach them on 0300 777 9779 or supporterquestions@plan-uk.org.

When will their welcome pack arrive?

They should receive their sponsorship welcome pack within ten to fourteen working days from when you signed up.

How will the sponsorship pack reach the person I’m gifting it to?

We’ll send a welcome pack directly to your loved one in the post.