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 for an alternate monthly sponsorship amount or another specific purpose, please visit our general donation page.
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:
PO Box 6449
Asheville, NC 28816
Tell about yourself, family, faith, hobbies, sports, the area where you live. Ask your child about his/her favorite school subjects, interests, and dreams for the future. Include a photo of you and your family, or a postcard from you city or state. Tell your child you’re praying for them, and encourage them to do their best in school. Avoid writing about material wealth, or sending photos that put relative physical luxuries such as your house or car on display. Please don’t include your mailing address or any other direct contact information in the content of your letter.
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 due to various life circumstances.
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 special opportunities!
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 as possible and give you the opportunity to be matched with another child.
Your sponsorship support through Arrows + Hope helps provide for your child to attend school by covering school fees, scholastic materials, basic physical needs, as well as providing care, counseling, and discipleship through the local team in Uganda! Please note, however, that your sponsorship support is not a direct monetary gift to your child, but helps provide care for all the children in the program.
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.
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!