Sponsor a Child
Sponsorship provides needy children with a place to live, a place to learn, and a place to grow. For many of our children—like the kids at Mason’s Place in India—a place to live means a full-time home. We provide everything for them—a comfortable bed, nutritious food, quality clothes and shoes, physical care, a superb education, and purposeful activities.
For others—like the children who come daily to the Hope Center in Costa Rica— a place to live means a safe haven, away from the constant danger of the slums. Our team at the Hope Center there leads an innovative mentorship program. We also feed these children; and for many of them, it’s their only meal of the day.
A place to learn highlights the educational component—which looks different in different places. In some, like the Hope Centers in India and Kenya, it is a traditional school with a traditional structure. But at the Hope Center in Costa Rica, the emphasis is on teaching special skills and cultivating creative minds through a wide variety of classes and mentoring.
A place to grow expresses the goal of every Hope Center as the children we have rescued and cared for experience life in a totally new way. These precious girls and boys, many of whom have been abandoned and some who have literally been thrown on the garbage heap, come alive as they encounter Christ and His love. By His grace they truly become new creations in Christ and beautiful examples of His transforming power.
Hope Partners’ approach to child sponsorship is purposeful and strategic. First of all, we don’t “subcontract” with other organizations in providing for needy children. We have direct, daily contact with the girls and boys in our care. We know them, we love them, and we do everything in our power to make their lives better and more meaningful. In the interest of both wisdom and transparency, we use the term scholarship, not sponsorship, in the countries where we serve. One reason is because education is always central to what we provide. Another reason is that we’ve learned by experience that scholarships are understood and appreciated in these nations, but sponsorships are often viewed with suspicion. We choose to use the terminology that works best and facilitates the best work in the field. Here in the U.S. we still call this a “child sponsorship program”—but as a sponsor you are indeed providing a scholarship (plus much more). And because the needs vary from country to country and place to place, we have streamlined the program to multiple levels of support. These levels are identified by three key words: Amplify, Edify, and Magnify. The following information spells out the distinctions within each level. Whichever level of sponsorship you choose, you can be sure that your generosity will make a lasting difference in a child’s life—a difference that only eternity can measure.