Each child sponsorship is a pledged gift of $44/month (less than $1.50/day!). Three sponsorships will cover the cost of care for one child with Fallen Sparrow. You can adjust your giving level at any time – just contact us!
How do I make my donations?
Donations can be made by monthly automatic debit, recurring credit card, or manually by personal/bank check or credit card. Checks should be made payable to Helps Ministries, PO Box 6449, Asheville, NC 28816. To set up recurring donations or make a full year donation towards an existing sponsorship, click here. To make an online donation […]
Can I write to my sponsored child?
Yes! Remember that your letter may need to be translated, so use simple language and keep your message fairly short. Attach one of the yellow cards from your sponsorship packet to assist staff in identifying your child. Standard, flat mail may be sent through the Helps Ministries office: Helps Ministries PO Box 6449 Asheville, NC […]
What should (and shouldn’t) I write about?
Tell about yourself, family, faith, hobbies, sports, the area where you live. Ask your child about his/her favorite school subjects, interests, and dreams. Include a photograph of you and your family, or a postcard from your city or state. Avoid writing about material wealth, or sending photos that put relative physical luxuries such as your […]
Will I hear back from my child?
Yes! Children usually write letters to their sponsors 2-3 times per year. If you haven’t received a letter for awhile, please contact us to make sure our records are current and that we have your correct mailing address. Please also keep in mind that some children, especially older children, may occasionally miss writing a letter […]
Can I send my child a gift?
Photos, stickers, and most other small items that fit into a flat envelope are great to include with a letter to your child, but we can’t accommodate other gifts at this time. If you would like to make a special contribution outside of your sponsorship, please contact us about current program needs, or any other […]
How does my support help my sponsored child?
Your sponsorship support through Fallen Sparrow helps provide for your child’s physical needs with room, board, and day-to-day care, as well as through schooling and discipleship! Please note, however, that your sponsorship support is not a direct monetary gift to your child, but helps provide care for all the children with New Life Missions in […]
Are my sponsorship donations tax-deductible?
Yes! Helps Ministries is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and your sponsorship contributions are tax-deductible in the United States. You will receive donation receipts and a year-end giving statement from Helps. Our federal tax ID is 56-1133231.
Help! I need to adjust my giving level, or end my sponsorship.
That’s ok! Your sponsorship is a voluntary gift, not a bill or obligation. We understand that challenges come up, and other important responsibilities take precedent. If you need to put a sponsorship on hold temporarily, change your giving amount, or end your sponsorship altogether, just let us know!