Each child can be sponsored for $30/month (only $1/day!).
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 long do children stay in the program?
Most children graduate when they finish school, around age 18-20. However, students who attend college may remain in the program longer – these older students can often continue to be sponsored until they finish their degree or certificate! If your sponsored child graduates or leaves the program for any reason, we’ll contact you as soon […]
How does my support help my sponsored child?
Your sponsorship support through Train Up The Children helps provide classrooms, teachers, school supplies, lunches, and extracurricular activities! By providing such resources to these children, TUTC is able to demonstrate and spread the message of God’s love to their families and surrounding communities.
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!